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1855: The Palisades, Hudson River and Yonkers

View overlooking the Palisades, Hudson and Yonkers dockyard with railroad tracks which ran parallel to the Hudson River. Photograph taken by Silas A. Holmes in 1855.

Artist Credit: Silas A. Holmes. Reprinted with permission.


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