Category Archives: Environment

What’s in a name?

There’s a spot in Kingston just west of Exit 9 on Route 3, elevation about 68 feet, which has been long known as Thomas’ Hill. [This screen shot is from the Town’s GIS, which is just amazing. Give it a try!] … Continue reading

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The devil is in the details

Emily Fuller Drew wrote an extensive caption on the back of a print of this image: 1925 Lyman Cushman’s barns and shed on Elm St. Taken from the now Harper barn. A freshet tore down thro the valley, the Winter … Continue reading

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Well, well, well, that’s the Point

One of the many lantern slides collected by Emily Fuller Drew for the Jones River Village Historical Society, this image shows the Point, where Summer Street peels away from Main Street. It was the center of Kingston before the railroad came … Continue reading

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Warmer weather’s coming (soon, we hope!)

Time to scrape the barnacles off the hulls, check the lines and gear, and get the fleet ready for the season! Source: Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16   For more, visit the Kingston Public Library, and the Local History Room, … Continue reading

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Evergreen Cemetery Pond

  84. Evergreen Cemetery Pond, 1876 Naturally a damp, spring spot. When cemetery was planned [in 1853], the spot was drained and curbed as shown. Later the pines were cut down or broke down from winter ice, and the spot … Continue reading

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Saturday’s cemetery tour postponed

The tour of Evergreen Cemetery planned by the Jones River Village Historical Society for this Saturday, October 4, has been postponed. As a small consolation, here are few interesting tombstones, headstones, gravestones, or as the Thesaurus of Graphic Materials from … Continue reading

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Dam!

The Elm Street dam may go the way of its upstream relative, the dam at Triphammer Falls just off Wapping Road, which was removed in 2011.  The question of dam removal is a complex one, made doubly so in Kingston and other … Continue reading

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Vacation

The Local History Room will be closed from July 21 through August 4. If you click on the photo to display a larger size, you may be able to make out what looks like the Bug Light on the horizon on the … Continue reading

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Beach day!

Sooner or later, summer will come.  We’ll all be hot and sticky and we’ll welcome a cooling breeze near the waterfront.  Just like this crew.   Source: LHR General Image Collection IC7   For more, visit the Kingston Public Library, and the Local History Room, … Continue reading

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Four-trunk elm tree

The four-trunk elm tree that stood on Main Street near Shirley Avenue was the stuff of childhood legend.  The sidewalk ran underneath and between the trunks so that a daring kid could ride a bike straight through, and a real heroic … Continue reading

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