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"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. of New York, with which it is connected by the Hudson River Railroad. It is near the place where the river emerges from the Highlands, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It contains 15 churches, a convent, St. Gabriel's school for young ladies (Episcopalian), an academy, a national bank, a savings bank, several iron-foundries and machine-shops, gas-works, electric-light plant, and manufactures of boilers, stoves, hollow-ware, bricks, hats, underwear, &c., and printing offices which issue 3 weekly newspapers. The long panorama presented to the tourist between Peekskill and Newburg is the most magnificent and picturesque part of the scenery of the Hudson. Peekskill is connected with Caldwell's Landing, on the W. bank, by a steam ferry. It is abundantly supplied with good water from a reservoir. Pop: in 1880,6893; in 1890, 96.76; present pop. 10,500."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, N.Y.

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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
  • 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...

  • 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...

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