Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mount Beacon, 1905

Mount Beacon Incline Railway, looking down, Fishkill-on-the-Hudson.  Photo courtesy Shorpy.com

Some of you in my beloved Hudson Valley will appreciate this, as will those familiar with the area (Jon from R-Va, I'm looking at you and Carrie).  It's from Shorpy, the great old photography site.  The picture was taken from the top of Mount Beacon (in Beacon, NY) in 1905.  Honestly, I had no idea that Beacon was that populated at that time.  Obviously, there's no Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.  There's no Interstate 84 (both roughly 60 years away from opening).  It's a very different time.  But still it's an interesting picture.

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