city (1990 pop. 19,536), Westchester co., SE N.Y., on the Hudson River; settled 1665, inc. as a village 1816, as a city 1940. Clothing, leather goods, lighting fixtures, and office equipment are made there. In the American RevolutionAmerican Revolution,
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
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, Peekskill was attacked and burned (1777) by the British; after the war the city became a prominent trade center. Peter CooperCooper, Peter,
1791–1883, American inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, b. New York City. After achieving success in the glue business, Cooper, with two partners, erected (1829) the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore.
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 and Henry Ward BeecherBeecher, Henry Ward,
1813–87, American Congregational preacher, orator, and lecturer, b. Litchfield, Conn.; son of Lyman Beecher and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe. He graduated from Amherst in 1834 and attended Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati.
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 were born there. St. Peter's Church, dedicated in 1767, has been restored.
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GDC plans to integrate this community to its new development under construction in Peekskill called Fort Hill Apartments at the Abbey Inn.
Mark Kos of Chaos Wildlife Solutions in Peekskill, New York, told WCBS that his company, which specializes in animal removal, has captured several of the animals in the past.
The National Maritime Historical Society is located at 5 John Walsh Boulevard in Peekskill, New York on the Hudson River.
Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant located in Buchanan, New York just south of Peekskill.
Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, New York just South of Peekskill.
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The plant now sends its more than 2000 tons of non-recyclable waste per year to a waste-to-energy facility in Peekskill, NY, where it provides fuel for electricity generation.
I've had the chance to teach six other girls how to skate and they've all stuck with it--plus I took a few others to Second Nature in Peekskill.
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