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Hudson River school

(Encyclopedia) Hudson River school, group of American landscape painters, working from 1825 to 1875. The 19th-century romantic movements of England, Germany, and France were introduced to the United…

Doughty, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Doughty, Thomas, 1793–1856, American painter of the Hudson River school, b. Philadelphia. Although self-taught, he was one of the first American landscape painters to win widespread…

Bear Mountain

(Encyclopedia) Bear Mountain, peak, 1,284 ft (391 m) high, SE N.Y., overlooking the Hudson River. The Bear Mt. section of the Palisades Interstate Park (see under Palisades), with facilities for both…

Storm King

(Encyclopedia) Storm King, mountain, 1,355 ft (413 m) high, SE N.Y., on the west shore of the Hudson River near West Point. It is included in the Palisades Interstate Parks.

Cliffside Park

(Encyclopedia) Cliffside Park, borough (1990 pop. 20,393), Bergen co., NE N.J., on the Palisades above the Hudson River, opposite New York City; inc. 1895. A residential suburb, it has some light…

Tenafly

(Encyclopedia) Tenafly tn´fl, affluent residential borough (1990 pop. 13,326), Bergen co., NE N.J.; settled 1640, inc. 1894. It is a suburb lying along the Palisades and the east bank of the…

Marcy, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Marcy, Mount, 5,344 ft (1,629 m) high, NE N.Y., in the Adirondack Mts.; highest peak in the state. Lake Tear of the Clouds, on its southern slope, is the source of the main headstream…

Constitution Island

(Encyclopedia) Constitution Island, in the Hudson River opposite West Point, SE N.Y.; part of the U.S. Military Academy. The ruins of Fort Constitution, built in 1775, are there. During the American…

New Amsterdam

(Encyclopedia) New Amsterdam, Dutch settlement at the mouth of the Hudson River and on the southern end of Manhattan island; est. 1624. It was the capital of the colony of New Netherland from 1626 to…

Erskine, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Erskine, Robert, 1735–80, geographer and surveyor general to the American Revolutionary army, b. Dunfermline, Scotland. His several hundred detailed maps of the region W of the Hudson…