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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, or via the Knickerbocker Tours website:

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