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Historical Context: The Hudson River Valley has played an important role in the growth of the United States. From the time of Henry Hudson and the first Dutch settlements to the Revolutionary war the Hudson River has been a center of trade and commerce for the growing nation. Between 1790 and 1825, manufacturing and transportation took on an important role in the American economy and transporting
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Unformatted text preview: people westward in larger numbers. It was America’s first gateway to the Great Lakes and the rest of the Western Frontier. This area has played host to the first artistic and cultural movement in the country and been home to many large manors varying in architectural styles and influence. The Hudson River Valley is a landscape that continues to define America....
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