Putnam County Posts History Online

Initiative will create historical archive

Putnam County has teamed with an initiative called Hudson River Valley Heritage to bring images and records that document the county’s history online. The new digital archive will be located at hrvh.org/putnamcountyny.

In a photo taken about 1930, Babe Ruth plays ball with local children while visiting friends at Oscawana Lake, Putnam Valley. (From the photo collection of Willett C. Jewell and the Putnam Valley Historical Society)

In a photo taken about 1930, Babe Ruth plays ball with local children while visiting friends at Oscawana Lake, Putnam Valley. (From the photo collection of Willett C. Jewell and the Putnam Valley Historical Society)

The initial contributions of business and architecture images were scanned by volunteers at the Patterson Historical Society. Recent additions from the Historian’s Office and county archives include photographs of workers at the Borden Condensed Milk factory in Brewster, tourist shots from the late 1800s of Lake Mahopac hotels, photos of the “Old Put” New York railroad line, snapshots of the Oscawana Lake community in Putnam Valley and images from the 1895 Aqueduct Commission’s Construction of Croton Watershed reservoirs, channels and dams.

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