If you want to be proud of your hometown, take a look at Chronogram Magazine’s April 27 posting about “Peekskill and Northern Westchester, Art and Nature Intertwined." The writer, David Neilsen pays great respect to Yorktown’s history, dining, nature and culture in the article.
Neilsen notes Yorktown's rich history – Revolutionary War sites such as the Davenport House (which served as an American Army outpost), the site of French General Rochambeau’s headquarters and encampment, Pines Bridge (a pivotal crossing controlled by American forces during the war).
about the local historian (and Yorktown police officer) who with the help of the community is working on erecting the Pines Bridge Monument. in "heroic scale" standing eight feet tall. They represent soldiers participating in the 1781 battle including those of African American and Native American decent, as well as Colonel Christopher Greene, who led the battle at Pines Bridge.
The writer says that a complete map of Revolutionary War-era sites can be found at the Yorktown Museum, located in the .
He also recognizes many local establishments, including , , and some of the local favorites and .
Yorktown is also home to a number of parks, farms and trailways – , the Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Kitchawan Preserve and .
Here is an excerpt:
On your way out of Yorktown, you can swing down and visit Muscoot Farm, an educational farm originally built in 1880 where you can hike through its 777 acres, visit the animals (including newborns), take a hayride around the property, or just visit the original farm structures, many still in use today.
Today, Peekskill and Northern Westchester compose a calm world of natural beauty, artistic creativity, and friendly people living in a series of tightly knit communities. Visiting the area, it’s hard to believe you’re less than an hour away from New York City.
In his article, Neilsen also talks about Peekskill, Croton-on-Hudson and Katonah’s history, charm, nature, dining and art.
Read the full article here, and share this article with your friends, both near and far. Make those who live here happy they do and those who don’t, wish they did!
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