Millipedelike creatures called myriapods likely shared this forest ecosystem, but dinosaurs would not begin to evolve for another 140 million years.
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Matthew Vassar barely acquired any formal education, being kicked out of night school after throwing a bottle of ink at the schoolmaster who had just smacked him in the head with a ruler. A niece named Lydia Booth, who had begun her teaching career as a private tutor and opened the Cottage Hill Seminary on Poghkeepsie’s Garden Street, was the first to plant in Matthew’s mind the notion that a fully accredited college for women was direly needed.
“We’re constantly getting better and better,” said Schatz president Stephen Pomeroy. “We invest in new technologies that enable us to switch from part to part very quickly.”
“Water/Ways” explores the ways in which water affects our everyday lives. It’s an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally and historically.
Although the Gunks are known more for their abrupt drop-offs than for their slopes or their altitude, they did enjoy a brief heyday as a downhill destination.
Duck Pond Cabin foundation at Mohonk Preserve evokes era of hands-on learning.
The Cornell Steamboat Company’s fleet was the dominant towing operation on the Hudson from 1880 to the 1930s, peaking at more than 60 vessels.
In 1870 Morton became the first president of the newly founded Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, and used his own personal wealth to equip its labs with steam engines, tools and electrical equipment. He experimented and published widely, and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. He also spent summers in the Catskills, and in 1897 he established Pine Hill’s first library.
The Purple Heart is the US military’s oldest medal, created here by General George Washington toward the end of the Revolutionary War to recognize meritorious service. New York governor Andrew Cuomo is touting the museum’s improvements as part of a multifaceted campaign to make New York State, home to nearly 750,000 military vets, “the most veteran-friendly state in America.”
Sat., Nov. 23: The indigenous inhabitants of Lenapehoking, the area stretching from the mid-Hudson Valley in the north to Delaware Bay in the south – including the entire state of New Jersey – were collectively known as the Lenape, meaning “real people.”