Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley (May 10 & 11, 2014)
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Author and columnist Anthony Musso returns to the RadioRotary microphones to discuss volume 2 of his Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, a treasury of 55 sites in the 8-country mid-Hudson region. Here are a few of the sites covered: The Beekman Arms, oldest continuing restaurant; the world’s largest church pipe organ at the Cadet Chapel at West Point; St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia, with two Tiffany windows; Troutbeck, where the NAACP was founded; Dapplemere Farm, the home of presidential candidate Thomas Dewey; the Elephant Hotel, where the American circus got its start; and Harvest Homestead Farm, the secret distillery run by gangster Dutch Schultz. Each of the sites is illustrated with contemporary photography and the essential information about locations, hours, and entrance fees (if any—most are free) is provided in the book.