This week on The Historians Podcast, journalist David Levine discusses his book The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History (Globe Pequot, 2020).
Levine explains how Hudson, New York for a time was part of the whaling industry. He also includes stories about Alexander Hamilton, the Mohican Indian Nation and slavery in the time of Dutch colonial rule.
He tackles the question of why the Thruway bridge across the Hudson River was built at Tappan Zee, an exceptionally wide spot in the river.
And he has chapters on life among the Hudson Valley dinosaurs millions of years ago and the rise of craft beer brewers in the valley today.
You can listen to the podcast here.
Levine is a contributing writer for Hudson Valley, Westchester, and 914 Inc magazine where many of these stories first appeared. He lives in Albany.
You will find more podcasts and stories at bobcudmore.com.
For a full list of this week’s New York Almanack podcasts announcements click HERE.
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