Flash Back Memories of Saugerties'Past
History taken from the Thumbnail Sketch of Saugerties - Date Unknown -
Distributed by The Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
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A BIT OF HISTORY
"Saugerties derives it's name from "the Little Sawyer" - a man who plied his trade on the banks of the stream at the northern end of the village. His name is from the Dutch "de zaagertje's" - hence Saugerties.
It was in 1667 that Chief Kaelkop of the Esopus Indians in a treaty made between Governor Andros and the Indians, granted to the "Sawyer", "the right to a kill named 'Zagers Kill' and all the land to the blue mountains and beyond."
In 1685 Governor Thomas Dongan granted to two English officers this land upon which the village of Saugerties now stands, receiving title from the Sawyer, and in 1688 the records show that Cornelius Lambertsen Brink acquired land and built at the junction of the Plattekill and Esopus creeks. Later the Palatines, refugees from religious persecution on the river Rhine, and Dutch colonists from Kingston took up their life on the land now known as the village and town of Saugerties.
Among the famous houses of these pioneers still standing, (at least at the time of this printing), are the former Fred T. Russell house, on the banks of the Hudson, the Schoonmaker house, corner of Main Street and Malden Ave., the Kiersted House, opposite the high school, - (Which I'm Pleased to say, Is Alive and Well Today as a Museum, Preserving Saugerties' History. Thanks to you Marge!) - , the Sherwood Myer house at the head of Livingston Street, the Genthner house, on the upper end of Ulster Avenue, and a famous hostelry of Revolutionary days, the Post Tavern, where Gen. George Washington and other famous men of the Revolution stopped on their way to Albany. This was located in the rear of what is now the P.C. Smith store on Main Street."
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