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History of Peekskill, New York, USA

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In September 1609, Henry Hudson, captain of the Halve Maen, anchored along the reach of the Hudson at Peekskill. His firstmate noted in the ship's log that it was a "very pleasant place to build a town". After the establishment of the province of New Netherland, New Amsterdam resident Jan Peeck made the first recorded contact with the Lenape people of this area, then identified as "Sachoes". The date is not certain, (possibly early 1640s), but agreements and merchant transactions took place, formalized in the Ryck's Patent Deed of 1684. The name Peekskill derives from a combination of Mr. Peek's surname and the Dutch word for stream, kil or kill.

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  • 1849 - September 29 - 1st passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad)

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  • 1854 - Peeksill
    Peekskill, a post-village of Cortland township, Westchester county, New York, on the E. bank of the Hudson river, and on the railroad of that name,...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - At Peekskill, N. Y., a man attempted to chastise his wife with the poker, when the child interceded and he hurled the weapon at her.
    It stuck in her head, and she ran screaming into the street, where a passing man pulled it out. She died a few days ago. The murderer is under...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - The iron moulders of Peekskill, N. Y., 300 in number, recently quite work on account of the determination of the owners of the foundries to reduce their wages by twenty per cent.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 26, 1870

  • News 1880 - A New York dispatch says: It is believed a practically inexhaustible supply of emery ore has been discovered near Peekskill.
    The discovery is regarded as one of the greatest importance, from the fact that this metal, in a sufficiently pure state to make it marketable, is...Read MORE...


  • Peekskill, New York, USA
    Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, N.Y.
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  • 1895 - Peekskill
    Peeks'kill, a post-village in Cortland township, Westchester co., N.Y., on the E. bank of the Hudson River, 17 miles below Newburg, and 42 miles N....Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - DEPEW OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FIRE DESTROY'S THE SENATOR'S PROPERTY AT PEEKSKILL - LOSS, $40,000.
    Peekskill, N. Y., Jan. 20. - The Depew Opera House, here, owned by Senator CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, was destroyed by fire this morning. The loss is...Read MORE...


  • Peekskill, New York, USA
    Highlands on the Hudson, near Peakskill, N.Y.
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  • 1906
    Peekskill, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., on the E. bank of the Hudson River, 17 miles below Newburgh and 42 miles N. of New York, on the...Read MORE...


  • Peekskill, New York, USA
    The Forbush Hotel, Peekskill, N.Y.
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  • News 1922 - Saint Valentines Day
    Next Tuesday will be St. Valentines Day, February 14.

    It's a good day to send a greeting to your sweetheart or divorced wife or ex-bartender...Read MORE...




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Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, N.Y.
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Peekskill, New York, USA
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Highlands on the Hudson, near Peakskill, N.Y.
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The Forbush Hotel, Peekskill, N.Y.
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  • 1849 - September 29 - 1st passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad)

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - Peeksill
    Peekskill, a post-village of Cortland township, Westchester county, New York, on the E. bank of the Hudson river, and on the railroad of that name,... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - At Peekskill, N. Y., a man attempted to chastise his wife with the poker, when the child interceded and he hurled the weapon at her.
    It stuck in her head, and she ran screaming into the street, where a passing man pulled it out. She died a few days ago. The murderer is under... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - The iron moulders of Peekskill, N. Y., 300 in number, recently quite work on account of the determination of the owners of the foundries to reduce their wages by twenty per cent.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 26, 1870
  • News  1880 - A New York dispatch says: It is believed a practically inexhaustible supply of emery ore has been discovered near Peekskill.
    The discovery is regarded as one of the greatest importance, from the fact that this metal, in a sufficiently pure state to make it marketable, is... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Peekskill
    Peeks'kill, a post-village in Cortland township, Westchester co., N.Y., on the E. bank of the Hudson River, 17 miles below Newburg, and 42 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - DEPEW OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FIRE DESTROY'S THE SENATOR'S PROPERTY AT PEEKSKILL - LOSS, $40,000.
    Peekskill, N. Y., Jan. 20. - The Depew Opera House, here, owned by Senator CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, was destroyed by fire this morning. The loss is... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Peekskill, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., on the E. bank of the Hudson River, 17 miles below Newburgh and 42 miles N. of New York, on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - Saint Valentines Day
    Next Tuesday will be St. Valentines Day, February 14.

    It's a good day to send a greeting to your sweetheart or divorced wife or ex-bartender... Read MORE...

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