Another example of the innovative advertising Clifford B. Harmon used to sell land in Harmon, “the highest, healthiest, most beautiful, most accessible and most aristocratic part of Westchester County. . . . where the New York Central's million dollar electric terminal is located.” “Don't wait! HARMON is your golden opportunity. . . . $10 secures … Continue reading Cannon Ball Time to Harmon
The amazing thing about searching with Google is that not only can you find a needle in the internet haystack—sometimes you find needles you weren't even looking for, like this story of Richard T. Underhill's involvement in the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway Company, the company that began the New York City transportation system. First … Continue reading R. T. Underhill—Doctor, Winemaker, and Investor in the First New York City Elevated Railway
These are the Croton and Hudson Highlands sections of Walling's Route Guides. Hudson River . . . Maps and Descriptions by H.F. Walling, published by Taintor Brothers in New York in 1867. The red line snaking up the east side of the river is the route of the Hudson River Railroad—what we know today as Metro-North. The … Continue reading Hudson River Railroad Maps, 1867
The Croton section of George Snyder's monumental (12.5 foot long) Map of the Hudson River Rail Road from New York to Albany, published in 1848.