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Archive for July 22nd, 2010

Wooded Wetland

Wooded wetland between Bedell Road and the FICA landfill site.
The land area in the upper portion of the Casperkill watershed is primarily wooded wetland—a forested area with water or wet soil found along the edge of a lake, river or stream—with limited residential and commercial development.  Wooded wetlands are important for a variety of reasons […]

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Anyone who has ever gone along Boardman Road will have seen the attractive “Cliffdale” estate. Also known as the Kenyon House, the estate is currently occupied by the Poughkeepsie Day School.
The impressive 23-room house was built between 1909 and 1913 by the famous raincoat and tire manufacturer Clarence Kenyon. After his death, the property was […]

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Phyllis Davison Teasdale graduated from Vassar College in 1943
Phillys Teasdale is 87 years old. Having spent most of her life in the Casperkill watershed, Mrs. Teasdale has many fond memories of events and locations along the Creek.  Her son Chris grew up on Boardman Road, where he remembers playing in the big playground that […]

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Hagan Farms

The original Hagan farm house still stands.  The unique architecture of the building distinguishes it from the other houses in the neighborhood.
From the 1930s until the 1950s the area that is now the Spackenkill neighborhood, or Hagan Town, was the property of Hagan Farms.

Jim Warner, who worked at Hagan Farms in the early […]

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