David Levine

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Jervis McEntee: The Hudson River School’s Forgotten Star

Jervis McEntee was a member of the Hudson River School's original class of painters, but his journals are true works of art.

Remembering Camp Shanks in the Hudson Valley

More than a million World War II soldiers headed overseas after a stint at Camp Shanks in Rockland County

10 Hudson Valley Mysteries That Remain Unsolved to This Day

Buried treasure, unsolved crimes, missing persons, gangsters, and even UFOs round out the most mysterious tales in the Hudson Valley.

Beacon’s Favorite Son: The Story of James V. Forrestal

James V. Forrestal was the country’s first Secretary of Defense. Here’s the story of the Dutchess County man’s amazing life and legacy.

The Rochester vs. The Swallow: A Historic Hudson River Boat Crash

In April 1845, The Rochester and The Swallow embarked on a steamboat race that would leave both much, much worse for the wear.

A Look at the History of Electricity in Newburgh

When Thomas Edison was looking for a homebase for his Edison Electric Light Company, he set his sights on Newburgh.

Kate Mullany: A History of the First Women’s Union in Troy

In February 1864, shirt collar factory worker Kate Mullany organized the Collar Laundry Union with around 300 other laborers.

Did You Know Velveeta Cheese Has Hudson Valley Roots?

Long before Velveeta became a household name across the United States, it was invented by a Hudson Valleyite by the name of Emil Frey.

Troy’s Victorian Stroll Pays Homage to Hudson Valley History

In Rensselaer County, Troy's annual Victorian Stroll harkens back to the city's Victoriana influences and industrial past.

Inside Thomas Cole’s Rise to Fame With the Hudson River School

Prior to becoming one of the Hudson River School's most acclaimed artists, Thomas Cole was a self-taught painter exploring the Valley.

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