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Steve Adams

About Steve Adams

Steve Adams is a life-long Yorker, born and raised in central New York and now living in Poughkeepsie. He is the owner of Knickerbocker Tours LLC, a receptive tour operator and tour guide working to bring tour groups to New York State with special emphasis on the Hudson River Valley. He can be contacted directly at sadams@knickerbockertours.com, or via the Knickerbocker Tours website: https://www.knickerbockertours.com.

Some Early Settlers Near Chester, Orange County


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Crevecoeur farm markerOn New York State Route 94, just north of the village of Chester, Orange County,  cars and their occupants whiz past the homestead site of a once-famous pioneer and author, the site of a once locally renowned public house, and a resting place for local residents probably known only to loved ones.

The first two sites have only their historical markers to indicate what once was there, while the last has, I suppose one could say, historical markers of a sort, but also continued presence that evokes an image of past community and that gives poignant testimony to the way we have layered our world on top of it. Continue reading