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I can’t decide if summer went by quickly or slowly.
A bartender talks about turning 30, accidentally taking meth, and her fight to save the family farm.
Susan and Ellen have never been called “badass” before–they had to ask us whether we meant it in a good way. (When we said it was good, they high fived.)
Kaaterskill Falls might be America’s oldest tourist attraction.
Quimbo Appo was an immediate curiosity when he showed up on the streets of lower Manhattan, and not only because he was Chinese. He brought with him an Irish wife and a three-year-old son whom everyone thought was just so cute—he looked as white as his mother, a real Yankee boy to all appearances. Appo proudly told people that the boy had been born on the Fourth of July. Any time the Times ran a story about the Chinese in Manhattan, they mentioned Appo as a “model citizen of his race.”
Things did not go great for the American revolutionary troops at the Battle of Minisink. An army of British loyalists joined forces with a troop of Iroquois led by a Mohawk war chief named Joseph Brant and chased the colonists up a hill and against a bluestone outcropping known now as Hospital Rock. (You can guess how it got that name.)