New Scotland Township (NY) (Images of America)


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This rich pictorial history is the first to feature the entire

township of New Scotland. Located west-southwest of

the city of Albany, the township covers a large area in the

center of Albany County. The earliest European settlers arrived

in the mid-1600s and over the next 150 years, they were

followed by immigrants from Holland, Scotland, England, and

other countries.

New Scotland Township contains photographs dating from

1840 to 1980, including dozens of formerly unpublished ones.

Both the photographs and captions contain an amazing amount

of detail that creates a vivid account of town life over the course

of more than a century.

The book celebrates the people, their homes and occupations,

as well as the communitys schools, churches, and means of

transportation. It explores the areas extraordinary landforms,

from the Helderberg Mountains, Thacher State Park, Clarksville

caves, Onesquethaw Falls to the Vly, Normanskill, and

Onesquethaw creeks. It highlights the only remaining carriage

sheds in Albany County, where part of the famous Anti-Rent

Wars occurred, and the remains of a structure called the Castle,

where Bouck White became famous for his Bouckware pottery.

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