Map and book sales will benefit preservation and historical markers
The Putnam County Historian’s Office is offering two limited-edition gift items from its archives.
The first is a 24-by-36-inch reproduction of an 1829 color map by David H. Burr of Dutchess and Putnam counties — the oldest map in the county’s collection. It includes of town lines, stage roads, county roads, villages, post offices, flouring mills, manufacturers, forges, marble quarries, sawmills and churches.
It also includes lakes, creeks, ponds and mountain areas, as well as a 1,300-foot notation at Sugar Loaf Hill in Philipstown and proposed New York and Albany railroad lines.
The map was digitized by The Highland Studio in Philipstown and printed by Millennium Printing & Graphics in Brewster. The prints are available unframed for $29.99 each (including postage) or framed in black or brown for $54.99, which can be picked up by appointment at the Historian’s Office, 68 Marvin Ave., in Brewster.
The Historian’s Office is also selling hardcover copies the Collaborative History of Putnam County, New York, which was produced in 2012 to celebrate the county’s 200th anniversary. It is available for $25, including postage.
Proceeds from the sales will benefit preservation efforts and historical marker restoration. Payment can be made in cash or by check or money order payable to Putnam County Historian’s Office. For information, call 845-808-1420 or email [email protected]