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By Ethan P. Jackman,Vivian Yess Wadlin

The background of Highland started at the beaches of the Hudson River in 1754, while entrepreneur Anthony Yelverton all started a sawmill, later by way of a brickyard, shop, and ferry carrier to Poughkeepsie. throughout the nineteenth century, steamboats made standard stops close to Yelverton’s payment. beginning round 1830, riverfront companies started to relocate to the “high land” above the river, and a brand new Highland company district used to be born. The West Shore Railroad used to be accomplished in 1883, with a station on the riverfront. the world was once referred to as Highland touchdown. The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, now the Walkway Over the Hudson, was once accomplished in 1888, and in 1897, a trolley line all started operation from Highland touchdown as much as the Highland village and, from there, westward. Highland had a brand new declare to status because the “Gateway to Ulster County.”

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