Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
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Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, USA. It is 91 miles (146 km) north of New York City and 59 miles (95 km) south of Albany. It became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 16, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.
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1650 - Kingston founded
Settled by the Dutch as Esopus, renamed in 1664 by the English.
1871 - Kingston
1885 - Two young women school-teachers at Kingston, N.Y., are sharpshooters, and can snuff a candle at twenty yards.
Kingston was incorporated by patent, May 19, 1667, and was recognized as a town, May 1, 1702. It was called by the Indians Atkankarten. Fox Hall Patent was annexed March 12, 1787. Esopus and Saugerties were taken off in 1811; a part of Esopus was annexed in 1818, and a part was annexed to Saugerties in 1832. It lies upon the Hudson, north of the center of the County. Its surface is broken and hilly, the highest summit being Kuykuyt or Lookout Mountain, about 600 feet above tied. Esopus Creek flo...
St. Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 26, 1885
1886 - "Egg Sociables"
are now prevalent in Kingston, N.Y. Every young lady brings an egg along, writing her name on it. Each young man draws one of these eggs out of a bag, and must act as an escort for the young lady whose name is inscribed on the egg he draws.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 10, 1886
1893 - WRECKED BY LIGHTNING - POWDER HOUSE CONTAINING FIFTY KEGS BLOWS UP.
Two Houses Wrecked at Kingston, the Inmates Badly Injured, and the Telephone System Disabled - Great Damage to Grain and Fruit Crops Along the Schuylkill Valley by a Hailstorm - The Stones Were the Size of a Hickory Nut, and Trains Were Delayed.
KINGSTON, July 5. - During a very severe thunder storm early this evening a powder house in Second Avenue, on the outskirts of the city, was struck by a bolt of lightning. A terrific explosion immediately followed and the powder house, which contained...
1894 - A FATAL EXPLOSION - Four Men Killed and Three Buildings Blown to Pieces.
An explosion that shook nearly every house in Kingston N. Y., and in all directions within a radius of ten miles from Rifton occurred at 7.55 o'clock, a. m. The explosion occurred in the works of the Laflin-Rand Powder Mills, in the building known as the drying rooms, where 650 kegs of powder exploded. This was a frame building, eighty by 100 feet, and was torn in thousands of pieces. GARDINER FREDENBURGH and JOSEPH SOUNDER were torn in shreds, and pieces of their bodies were picked up a quarter...
1922 - U. AND D. WRECK BLOCKS THIS TERMINAL AND SPILLS BLACK DIAMONDS
Kingston, a city, the capital of Ulster co., N.Y., on the Hudson River, at the mouth of Rondout Creek, and on the West Shore, the Ulster and Delaware and the Wallkill Valley Rs., 53 miles S. of Albany. Kingston contains a fine city-hall, a court-house, several collegiate institutions, etc In the Senate House, built in 1676, the state legislature had its first home. The city has iron-foundries, brick-yards, flour-mills, and manufactures of cement, lime, beer, cigars, brushes, iron- and bronze-cas...
200 Tons of Coal Piled up at Albany Avenue Bridge When Wheel Breaks and Derails 8 Cars - O. & W. Terminal Used by U. & D.
Sunday afternoon about 5:40, while the Ulster and Delaware coal train No. 39, eastbound, as proceeding about two rails lengths west of the Albany avenue bridge a wheel on one of the cars near the front of the train broke, piling four of the cars up in the west end of the tunnel and derailing four others. Three of the cars which were piled up in the west end of the tunnel w...
1926 - Seriously Hurt In a Runaway
May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.
Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 Broadway, was seriously injured in a runaway accident on Andrew street about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon when he was hurled from the wagon. He was picked up unconscious and hurried to the Kingston City Hospital where he had regained consciousness this morning. An X-ray was to be taken today to ascert...
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