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Catskill

(kăt`skĭl), village (1990 pop. 4,690), seat of Greene co., SE N.Y., on the Hudson River; settled 17th cent. by Dutch, inc. 1806. Connected with Hudson, N.Y., by the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (completed 1935), it is a gateway to resorts in the Catskill Mts. The Catskill Game Farm is nearby. Thomas ColeCole, Thomas,
1801–48, American landscape painter, b. England. He arrived in the United States in 1818 and moved to Ohio, where he was impressed by the beauty of the countryside. In 1825 he went to New York, where his landscape paintings began to be appreciated.
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 lived and painted in the village.
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And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces.
Pierce, there are two varieties of the wolf inhabiting the Catskill Mountains in the United States, one with a light greyhound-like form, which pursues deer, and the other more bulky, with shorter legs, which more frequently attacks the shepherd's flocks.
When I first came into the woods to live, I used to have weak spells when I felt lonesome: and then I would go into the Catskills, and spend a few days on that hill to look at the ways of man; but it’s now many a year since I felt any such longings, and I am getting too old for rugged rocks.
He had had his vacation, a golden fortnight of fresh air and sunshine in the Catskills, and was back in Alcala, trying with poor success, to pick up the threads of his work.
If permitted to be built at the excessive size and high-elevation location the developer has insisted on, the proposed resort would not be feasible, could not meet its economic projections and would cause economic as well as environmental damage to the region, according to a new economic analysis conducted by Public and Environmental Finance Associates (PEFA), which was commissioned by the citizens' group Catskill Heritage Alliance(CHA).
The city s three watersheds (Catskill, Delaware, and Croton) extend 125 miles and include 19 reservoirs and three controlled lakes; the Catskill and Delaware watersheds supply 90% of the city s drinking water.
Locals looking to land a buzz-worthy, foodie-friendly restaurant in this Hudson River village are offering the right chef a novel deal: Come to Catskill with a killer concept -- maybe farm-to-table, gastro-pub or vegetarian -- and get space on Main Street rent free for a year.
Farm and Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region," a photo exhibition on Catskills Farming, featuring the photographs of Benjamin Halpern, is currently on view at the State University of New York at Delhi and will be on view at "A Taste of the Catskills" Festival at Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, NY over Columbus Day Weekend, 2014.
have been assisting this summer in stream management projects in the Catskill region.
Environmental historian William Cronon introduces this account of the shaping of the Catskill Mountains region by urban demands.
During the twentieth century, Jewish immigrants and their descendants created the so-called "Borscht Belt"--an agglomeration of cottages, hotels, and entertainment venues that catered to a Jewish clientele--in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
There are more than 600 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill mountains and the Hudson Valley, locales that are within just a few hours of New York City.