I'm glad you asked...The recent thread on Beauvoir had me wondering, is the cottage Grant retired to and died at after writing his memoirs preserved?
We'll be up that way on the 1-2 October.Come visit in August, you can go to the races
I'll add that this site, the West Point Foundry, the Clove furnace/open pit or shaft mines, West Point , and a variety of other historical sites related to both the Civil War and earlier time periods (Revolutionary War specifically) are all in close proximity to one another. The Historic Track and Museum are worth a visit as well. Hambletonian, the horse to whom almost every Standardbred trotter or pacer in North America can trace bloodlines back to, was foaled in this area. I'll go out to the track early mornings when they are exercising the horses.We'll be up that way on the 1-2 October.
Here is another place Pres. Grant visited, in Goshen, NY . This is a few miles from my home. The back of the house overlooks the historic Goshen harness racing track, a 1/2 mile oval opened in 1838 and still in use today. The last is the view that he would have seen from the barn where he viewed the races. The building is currently used as office space. Most of the historic homes on the street are now offices but maintain their original or near original 19 century facades.
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