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An Unforgiving Land

Hardscrabble Life in the Trapps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet

An Unforgiving Land( )
Author: Josephson, Robi
Larsen, Bob
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Black Dome Press, Corporation
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
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Well-illustrated history of a small, hardscrabble community in the Shawangunk Mountains of New York¿s Ulster County where today¿s Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve now lie. From early post-Revolutionary days through World War II, a few hardy families scratched out a living atop the mountain, defying an unforgiving and isolated terrain. For generations they lived off the land, working subsistence farms and harvesting raw materials from the forest and earth, having only...
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