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☆ Support Religious Freedom ☆ I'm very proud that my many-times great grandfather John Bowne was the first American to be jailed in the name of religious freedom. He hosted meetings of Quakers at his home in Flushing (Queens), NY, and as a result he was imprisoned by Gov. Peter Stuyvesant in 1662.

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31 Reasons to Visit New York's Hudson Valley

Vanderbilt Mansion: Two miles north of Springwood sits the opulent 1895 Vanderbilt Mansion, the first home in all of Hyde Park to have electricity.

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Brooklyn Bridge

: Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. An elevated pedestrian and bike path keeps you away from the traffic. The bridge architecture is great, as are the views of the city. Brooklyn Bridge, New York City (by James Neeley)


Richard Denning AKA Louis Albert Heindrich Denninger, Jr. Born: 27-Mar-1914 Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, NY Died: 11-Oct-1998 Location of death: Escondido, CA Cause of death: Heart Failure Remains: Buried, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, HI Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor Nationality: United States Executive summary: Gov. Grey on Hawaii 5-O

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Peekamoose Mountain Blue Hole

In the middle of a Catskills forest, Rondout Creek pours through a rock gap to create a deep swimming hole worthy of such rowdy camaraderie. Think jackknifes and cannonballs. To find the Peekamoose Blue Hole (and your inner Brad Pitt), follow New York Route 28A to West Shoken