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Cannery Row on Tinker Street

Every so often, you find yourself seated beside a great storyteller at a dinner party. When Rick Pantell heard that I was writing The Pocket Guide to Woodstock, he launched into a tale of a Woodstock artist from the generation … Continue reading

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Remembering Alf, By Michael Perkins

(Michael Perkins and I have dedicated The Pocket Guide to Woodstock to Alf Evers, the beloved historian who wrote Woodstock: History of an American Town, The Catskills, and many articles that have brought our past back to life. A folklorist … Continue reading

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A “Walking Woodstock” Classic: The Founding of Modern Woodstock

(A “Walking Woodstock” column published in the September 29, 2011 Woodstock Times.) If we think of modern Woodstock as the Colony of the Arts, the description promoted by the Chamber of Commerce to emphasize our hundred year history of fine … Continue reading

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A Short History of Poetry in Woodstock, 1873—2008

(Published in the Woodstock Times, April 10, 2008) By Michael Perkins Part I The first bard to sing or chant in the shadow of Overlook Mountain was probably a son of the Leni Lenape, the small, gentle people who had … Continue reading

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Mount Guardian: A Favorite Woodstock Hike

(The following appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of Adirondac published by the Adirondack Mountain Club as one of “12 Inspiring Backyard Hikes.”) A Walk Through Mountain Laurel: The Catskills’ Mt. Guardian Okay, here’s my beef: the Catskills have 355 … Continue reading

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