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PHILIPSE MANOR-HOLSE, YONKERS, N. Y. Now used as the City Hall. The Society hopes to have it bought by the State, to be preserved.
WATKINS GLEN For three years the Society has secured the introduction of a bill for the creation of a State Park embracing Watkins Glen.
The bill has not yet passed. feeling of gratitude when he finds the pic- In 1900 the American Scenic and Histuresque has been left untouched. We toric Society began its notable achieveowe more than a debt of thankfulness to ment of preserving the world-renowned the energetic women who have preserved Palisades of the Hudson. Through its the birthplace of the flag in Philadelphia, intercession both New Jersey and New have given contributions to the collections York became interested, and we have now in Independence Hall, have preserved every prospect of an inter-State park, with the landmarks at Valley Forge, and have drive, from Fort Lee to Nyack. By these prevented the destruction or desecration means one of the most interesting spots of buildings made sacred by their associa- in our country will be saved from the tion with American history.
stone-quarryman and disfigurement. The
ruins of Forts Crown Point and Ticonderoga are similar objects of solicitude.
Nor are the efforts of these societies confined to the Eastern States alone, for their interest is widespread, and they co-operate with local societies and lend aid when asked to do so in every State in the Union, from the shores of Lake Champlain to the extreme West. The preservation of the giant sequoias of California is a matter of solicitude, not alone to the State in which they are situated, but to these societies, who are using every effort to help save these leafy giants, which are the growth of centuries and which hundreds of years cannot replace. In another part of the
West the women of Colorado, The Society is trying to preserve these from wanton vandalism.
aided by outside societies, are
THE HUDSON RIVER PALISADES The Society represented the State of New York in securing the legislation which created the Palisades Inter-State
Park Commission. struggling to preserve the picturesque fine architectural relics of colonial days is ruins of the Cliff Dwellers and to save from receiving special attention. Washington's wanton vandalism and stealing the pottery headquarters in New York City, the home and relics of this interesting race. This, of Aaron Burr and Washington, with a fine the only spot in America where prehistoric location, architectural beauties, and hisbarbarism can be studied in its entirety, is toric associations, the Alexander Hamilton at last to be preserved, if the untiring residence, and the cottage in which Poe efforts of speech and press can accom- wrote many of his beautiful poems, are plish it.
among the many dwellings that these Another object of solicitude are the old societies feel it desirable to preserve. buildings of Fort Snelling at the head of Already alive to similar undertakings, the Mississippi River. Situated on a commanding bluff overlooking the great Father of Waters, this fort was for years the resting and protecting place of the missionary, the trader, and the early settler. It pos. sesses a round stone tower built in 1820 for the safety of women and children in case of an attack by the Indians, and, aside from historic associations, is one of the most picturesque spots to be found in the Northwest.
These societies realize that every movement for the beautification of municipal or country environment should take into consideration, not only the pleasure and gratification of the adult population, but of the coming generation as well, for they will reap the benefit of reforms. For this reason the preservation of
Boston has her Old South Church and names commensurate with dignity and
is to be desired. We can all of us work Another instance of the work of those toward the creation of a sentiment which interested in these movements is the forbids that things of permanent value to department of nomenclature, which gives the Nation can be made a subject of prizes in money, books, and medals for money-getting. It is easy to mar the the best names proposed for bridges, beauties of Nature, but difficult to restore streets, and public places. The shocking them when once injured. The New World disregard of harmony in names and sur- is still new; but our National life has roundings, and total lack of any appeal to already its sacred places which should be the imagination, have called forth this preserved for historical associations and movement with the idea of obtaining the beauties they possess.
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