The Newburgh Historical Society is sponsoring a hike up Snake Hill in New Windsor on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1PM. Come with us up this well known but less often visited little mountain with Newburgh City Historian Mary McTamaney and Michael McGurty of the New Windsor Cantonment who will tell of the history of the area and also tell stories about Snake Hill. At the summit you will see “Spy Rock” which will give you one of the most scenic vistas of the Hudson River Valley. Bring cameras and comfortable walking shoes. We will meet at the Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, at 1 PM before car-pooling up to the start of the hike. Directions will be provided. Donations of $5.00 per person for non-Society members; members are free. The hike will go on rain or shine. Call 561-2585 for any questions.
Photo © NY Public Library, Fishkill Landing, with Newburgh and Snake Hill in the distance. ([1860?-1875?]) by E. & H.T. Anthony
Wondering who Mary McTamaney might be. My aunt was Felecia McTamaney who lived in New Windsor
for many years. Felecia was a sister to my mother who is now deceased. My dad lived in Newburgh for 80
years and my mother lived there for at least 50 years. I grew up there for 17 yrs. , then left, and never
returned to live there. Would like to hear from someone from the old days of the 1950’s to early 60’s . My
uncle Jim McTamaney operated the post office in New Windsor for many years.