In 1839, he renamed Taulman’s Landing to Piermont, evoking the marriage between the pier and the mountains. Bring water and snacks. The award, presented since 1993, is named after the black. Piermont Pier, open year-round, provides anglers access to the deeper water off the banks of the river. New York had the highest population of Piermont families in 1840. He grew up the son of a professor and nurse in Champaign, Illinois. A Life Magazine photographer recorded the event. Like many students of his time, he worked his way through school and signed up for ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps). Here’s your chance to stand in the middle of the Hudson River and not get wet. The valley in the Palisades created by the creek also provided a way for the Erie Railroadto easily reach the Hudson, and the railroad built a long pier in 1839 as its principal terminal. He interviewed and won a position in London at the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expedition Forces (SHAEF.) Located in the Village of Piermont NY, the pier is open year round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fisherman. Built in the 19 th century to help with the river traffic, it was used during World War II as a point of departure for the troops leaving to Europe. Piermont’s iconic Railroad Station marks the route of the Northern RR of New Jersey. He grew up the son of a professor and nurse in Champaign, Illinois. Hudson River (Rockland County) Parelli Park, off Piermont Ave (Co. Rte. Back in the day, fishermen on sloops heading up and down the creek got out of their vessel, cranked up the drawbridge, sailed across, got out of their vessel and cranked down the drawbridge for vehicular traffic. It is the former eastern terminus of the Erie Railroad. Thank You! Media Monday History Blog shows a 1902 Thomas Edison film - Ice Harv... esting at Rockland Lake, near the Hudson River about 25 miles north of New York City, was the largest natural ice harvesting operation of the Knickerbocker Ice Company, which was the most prominent ice purveyor at the turn of the 20th Century, when these Thomas Edison films were shot. Sparkill Creek cuts through the north end of the Hudson Palisades, providing easy access to the fertile valley of the unnavigable upper Hackensack River. Official Website of the Village of Piermont, A short section of Piermont's long pier, the village's most prominent physical feature, #1 1870 U.S. census, population schedules, NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., Year: 1870; Census Place: Orangetown, Rockland, New York; Roll: M593_1087; Page: 597B; #2 Thompson, W. H., Journal of the Switchmen's Union, Volume 14, Switchmen's Union of North America, January, 1912, No. Camp Shanks Army installation in Orangeburg, a military facility after training was completed, was where soldiers spent roughly two weeks before they were then … The pier and t… This site is listed on the National Register of Historic places. She and Ray hit it off at once, and they spent what time they could together in moments between school, work, and 10p nursing-school curfews during the week. This bridge is the only hand-cranked drawbridge in Rockland County and perhaps in the United States. The Piermont drawbridge was built in 1880 by the King Iron Bridge Company. Post-War, Turning the Map Room into a Museum. He remembers leaving the port of New York darkened to avoid German submarines. In 1840 there was 1 Piermont family living in New York. He used one of Hays’ map ladders to take some of the photos. Hays’ career in combat was over before it started. These sorts of sacrifices are little remembered: leaving home during WWII, the grit that is required for a new mother to drive cross country unsure of what was to happen next. Remembrance–Camp Shanks, Piermont Pier, Reserve Fleet. This is the most popular shoreline fishing spots on the Hudson during the spring striper run. The Erie Railroad line stopped running through Piermont in 1966. Weary from 4 long days of train rides from California, Capt. Piermont Marsh encompasses 1,017 acres and is on the western shore of the Hudson River just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. They lived in rental housing at Fort Sill without much money but they had each other. Meet in parking lot behind Confetti Restaurant in Piermont. Clay Hollow Cemetery Find a Grave Hays returned home in September 1945, a retired Major with a bronze star and the MBE. Michael Hays is a 30-year resident of the Nyacks. 1, pp. This was 100% of all the recorded Piermont's in the USA. Access to the marsh is via a trail at the base of the mountains overlooking the marsh. Piermont Birth Records. In Europe, Hays went on to one more headquarter office in Frankfurt. Ray and Sally were known in their community as altruists and caregivers: They gave of their time to help others in need without complaint or concern for themselves. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 41.74%, is water. General information on watchable wildlife includes tips for viewing wildlife and links to other watchable wildlife locations.Birdwatch from scenic overlooks in Tallman Mountain State Park (leaves DEC website) or from Piermont Pier. Swamp Church - Carteret Avenue (St Charles A. M. E. Zion Church) In 1865 the black community around the Slote attended the Swamp Church at Skunk Hollow pastored by "Reverend Billy" Thompson. The Pier extends a mile into the river. It wasn’t until 50 years later while walking on Piermont Pier with his son and seeing the Camp Shanks plaque that it all came back to him: the chilly miles-long march to the pier; the moment when his foot hit the gangplank with the grim awareness he was leaving his career, family and country behind; crossing a storm-driven Atlantic Ocean in which he was one of the few not to be seasick; and the eerie, temporary camaraderie of soldiers bound for the unknown. There were 1,320 housing units at an average density of 1,964.0 per square mile (760.7/km2). Visitors unfamiliar with the area should head directly to Piermont Pier for the ultimate fishing opportunities. Photo credits: Hays family archive, Camp Shanks photo courtesy of the Nyack Library. Length 2 miElevation gain 26 ftRoute type Out & back Life Magazine photo of Hays setting up the table in the map room for the armistice. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Newsroom Theme by WPBandit. The season for stripers is closed. Ray Hays of Champaign, IL was ready for a change. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87. PIERMONT, NY — The New York Department of Environmental Conservation reports two men were caught catching striped bass off Piermont Pier. The exterior of the building was renovated to its original architecture and French gray, light-green and oxide-red color scheme in 2006 by the Piermont Historical Society. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching. Her name was Clara Alice Foster, but she went by Sally. The population was 2,510 at the 2010 census. 1), just north of pier Parking Restrictions: 10 cars Ray was called for European duty in February and headed east by train. All of which is not surprising since they were 2 of the countless contributors from a generation of veterans that made a better and safer world in the 20th century. Login with Facebook or Google to leave a comment. WWII Armistice Signed in Hays’ Map Room in Reims, France. The racial makeup of the village was 78.75% White, 4.72% Black, 0.19% Native American, 7.79% Asian, 5.49% from other races, and 3.07% from two or more races. When he attended the University of Illinois in the late 1930s, he became the first in his family to attend college. In the fall of 1942, Sally drove to California and joined him in Palm Springs. Piermont is a village in Rockland County, New York, United States.Piermont is in the town of Orangetown, located north of the hamlet of Palisades, east of Sparkill, and south of Grand View-on-Hudson, on the west bank of the Hudson River.The population was 2,510 at the 2010 census. The pier has a rich history. The Piermont Pier has a rich history. He madly finished setting everything up. Hays knew he was shipping out soon. Built by the Erie Railroad starting in 1838, with tracks extending out to the end of the mile-long pier. It was derived by combining a local natural feature – Tallman Mountain – and the most prominent man-made feature of the village – the long Erie Railroad pier. One can park at Bridge St. and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the marsh edge for approximately 0.5 mile(s). She ran inside. SHAEF command headquarters followed behind the advancing troops. Building The Piermont Pier. Earth Matters: Get On the Pollinator Pathway, Nyack, Nyack Parking Pay By Plate — No Pain, No Gain, Nyack Sketch Log: The Source of Our Water. The station is now owned and operated by the Village of Piermont. Hays was in charge of the map room on the second floor of an elementary school in Reims, in northwestern France, toward the end of the war. The station is now owned and operated by the Village of Piermont. In one photo later printed in the May 21 issue (news traveled fast in those days), Hays appears in side-view arranging papers on the signing table. Piermont is a village incorporated in 1847 in Rockland County, New York, United States. Earth Matters: Save Money & the Planet by Treating Leaves Right, Weekender Recommendations: Exhibits, Workshops, Events at RoCA. Ray Leroy Hays was born December 6, 1919 in Salem, a small southern Illinois town. For every 100 females, there were 100.5 males. Nyack News and Views has covered news, arts and culture in and near the Nyacks for a dozen years. She went to a one-room school growing up, and was the first in her family to continue schooling beyond high school, eventually graduating from nursing school. Please consider making a one time or sustaining donation to Nyack News And Views. Courage at home matched courage at war. The median age was 40 years. They were married on January 21, 1942. Piermont is located at 41°2′26″N 73°55′8″W / 41.04056°N 73.91889°W / 41.04056; -73.91889 (41.040623, -73.918788).[6]. Mission Statement The Mission of the Piermont Historical Society is to preserve and protect the integrity of Piermont’s architecture, history and cultural heritage, and to celebrate the history of Piermont. In his senior year, he was introduced to a farm girl who grew up just east of Champaign. Last stop, USA: the Piermont Pier; Veterans Day 2014; Did You Know: Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day? Often forgotten is that Eleazar Lord gave the Village its name. Ray and Sally went on to raise 3 other children, all sons, and remain for the rest of their lives in a home that had been built in 1952. The valley in the Palisades created by the creek also provided a way for the Erie Railroad to easily reach the Hudson, and the railroad built a long pier in 1839 as its principal terminal. Built in 1859, The Northern was a commuter train which originally went … "Tappan Landing," "Tappan Slote", or "Taulman Landing," as the little port on the Hudson River was called,[3] thus became the original port for southern Orange County. 1:30 p.m. – Ride your way to the past at the Piermont Train Station and Museum. Hays had been told to get the room ready but he didn’t know exactly when the surrender would occur. When Ray had a few days leave, they drove to Missouri to perform the service, as Illinois required blood tests that took several days to complete. 1942 photo at Camp Shanks with soldiers getting ready to move out for Europe. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film. In the village, the population was spread out, with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The most Piermont families were found in Canada in 1911. 704, 741, and 830; New Jersey, State Census, 1885, pg. They lived in Santa Maria for nearly a year where a daughter, Patricia Ann, was born. Back in America, Sally was living on a farm with her parents. He was the son of Elijah, a teacher and Baptist minister, and Rose. Pearl Harbor was bombed just a few months later, and Ray and Sally decided to get married. Join Richard Esnard of the Piermont Historical Society on this walk on the Pier and then through Bogertown as he explains the history of this area. It was built about 1873 by the Northern Railroad company, later acquired by the Erie Railroad. The population density was 3,878.9 people per square mile (1,502.3/km2). As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,607 people, 1,189 households, and 672 families residing in the village. You’ll also stride along (almost) a mile of history to get there. The Northern Railroad THE RESTORED PIERMONT RAILROAD STATION . Allan King Sloan, the great-great-grandson of the company's founder, provided some of the information that is on the historical marker nearby and attended the dedication ceremony on August 7, 2009. He has enjoyed more years than he cares to count with his beautiful companion, Bernie Richey. Parking is available on the pier … Hays is an avid cyclist, amateur historian and photographer, gardener, and dog walker. They couldn’t imagine their son-in-law could possibly be in Life. Piermont Railroad Station, located on Ash Street, is a Victorian Stick style structure built in 1873 which served as Piermont's stop for the former Erie Railroad line, which went from Nyack, New York, to Jersey City, New Jersey. This site is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Dennis D. Sweeney (1853-1912), of Piermont, Employed as Yard Conductor in the Erie Yards, Jersey City since about 1885, Veteran in yard service; was a Yard Master of the Rail Road in 1900s, Member of Lodge 56 and Master Switchman then later Grand Master of Lodge 115 in Jersey City, New Jersey of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association, was regarded as an industrious and sober man, had money saved in the bank, frequently attended lodge meetings, wrote numerous articles and newsletters in the Switchmen's Journal, was a delegate to the Dallas Convention as Chairman of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association, died from a bullet in 1912 while walking in the streets of New York at the corner of Doyers and Bowery at 3:00 p.m. the shots of which were intended for another person supposedly from a Chinese battle (“Pell Street” Battle”) also known as “Tong Fight” going on in the vicinity. Piermont Pier (Photo: @synchronousnewyork) Piermont (Rockland County) Why we love it. Hays was in charge of the map room. Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health. He has recently retired from a long career in educational publishing with Prentice-Hall and McGraw-Hill. Canoe/kayak to the marsh and Sparkill Creek is available through a private concession. In the 1800's, Eleazar Lord wanted to evoke a marriage of the pier and the mountains so he renamed the village Piermont. The village's name, in earlier years known as Tappan Landing, was given by Dr. Eleazar Lord, author, educator, deacon of the First Protestant Dutch Church and first president of the Erie Railroad. A single door was guarded by an armed MP. Capt. You can follow him on Instagram as UpperNyackMike. Nyack People & Places: Did Lenny Bruce Pass Through Nyack? The whole bridge was dismantled piece by piece, sent off-site for restoration and restored to its original state after a complete forensic analysis. The rail branch was abandoned in the 1970s as a result of railroad consolidation. The train station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Huge, 20 x 30 ft. bombing and supply maps lined the walls. For a long time they kept saying, “It’s not him.” Sally was always right. This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Piermont Fire Department, Rockland County department 13, is an all-volunteer fire department, providing fire, EMS, and water rescue services, and is located on Main Street. "Tappan Landing," "Tappan Slote", or "Taulman Landing," as the little port on the Hudson River was called, thus became the original port for southern Orange County. Piermont, New Hampshire town records, 1776-1862, and marriages, births, and deaths, 1847-1915 Family History Library Vital records of Orford and Piermont, New Hampshire : 1887-2004 Family History Library Piermont Cemetery Records. His only experience on his first visit to the east coast was an overnight in wooden barracks and a miles-long march to a long pier where he boarded a troop ship bound for Glasgow. There were 1,189 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. After 3 months, he was assigned to go back to Reims and reproduce the armistice room exactly as it was at the time, and so it remains to this day as the Museum of Surrender (Musee de la Reddition.) Pier history. The Piermont hand-cranked drawbridge, also known as the Sparkill Creek Drawbridge, was originally built in 1880 by the King Iron Bridge Company, a company from Cleveland, Ohio, that constructed more than 10,000 bridges over six decades. Piermont is located on the west shore of the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York, just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Hays was in the war room when a worried Eisenhower learned of Hitler’s great western push in the Battle of the Bulge. We need your help – NOW – to continue this work. A long walk! Piermont, NY Piermont Pier is used heavily for recreational and subsistence fishing and crabbing. Piermont is in the town of Orangetown, located north of the hamlet of Palisades, east of Sparkill, and south of Grand View-on-Hudson, on the west bank of the Hudson River. This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 04:46. It was built about 1873 by the Northern Railroad company, later acquired by the Erie Railroad. Located just north of Tallman Mountain State Park and south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Piermont Pier is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Piermont, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Hays graduated in June 1941, and shipped off to Fort Sill, Oklahoma in July. Piermont is on the west bank of the Hudson River, south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The per capita income for the village was $43,731. Arriving in Glasgow, Hays was shipped to Shipton-under-Wychwood, west of Oxford. Piermont is one of the few districts in Rockland County having a Dive Rescue team, providing water rescue services from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Palisades. On his first day in the war room, he was given a thick folder about the invasion of Europe, and he was told to learn everything in it. [4] Woody Allen set The Purple Rose of Cairo, a fictional film within The Purple Rose of Cairo (1984) in Piermont. Late in the 20th century, Piermont became a modest tourist attraction for day-trippers from New York City, particularly those bicycling on Bike Route 9. The Nazi surrender occurred there on May 9, 1945. Just after 2a, the unconditional surrender of Germany was signed by General Jodl for the Germans; William Bedell Smith for SHAEF; Ivan Susloparov for the Russians; and Francois Sevez for the French. “It’s him,” she told her parents. Like many others in wartime, the 2 young people who had not traveled much, suddenly were moving all over the place. During WWII it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarktation point for troops destined for the European theater. The railroad created a long pier extending almost a mile out to the deep water channel of the Hudson to access barges to NYC. After D-Day, headquarters moved to the coast of France, then to the historic Trianon Hotel in Versailles, just outside Paris. He slept on a cot in a small nearby room. During World War II the pier was the ferry terminal to which troops from Camp Shanks marched and were then transported to New York Port of Embarkation piers for transfer to overseas transports bound for the European Theater. The history of Piermont began many millions of years ago with geological events that left a break in the solid rock wall of the Palisades dominant along the west shore of the Hudson River above Manhattan. Nyack Sketch Log: Where is Hezekiah Easter Park? Cedar Grove Cemetery Find a Grave . She then moved with him, in January, 1943, to Camp Cooke, California, near what is now the Vandenberg Air Base. The pier, built in the 19th century to accommodate river traffic and used during World War II as an embarkation point for troops heading to Europe, is visible from the Tappan Zee Bridge. James Lord Pierpont (April 25, 1822 – August 5, 1893) was a New England-born songwriter, arranger, organist, Confederate Soldier, and composer, best known for writing and composing "Jingle Bells" in 1857, originally entitled "The One Horse Open … Piermont Pier is a mile long with beautiful views from deeper waters just off the shore of the Hudson River. The median income for a household in the village was $61,591, and the median income for a family was $89,846. Local news matters now more than ever. Here, time is marked by serene shifts in the pink of the granite mountains and can be spent at any pace—hiking across the rugged landscapes or savouring local delicacies. They replaced the roof and installed a new 9-foot (2.7 m) cupola. 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Mitchell, Alfred Bristol, A 100-year-old World War II veteran of Piermont who served his country in a segregated Army unit is the recipient of this year's Rockland County Buffalo Soldier Award. So it is fitting that on Veterans Day that we remember how our country sacrificed to bring peace. The site includes the mile-long Piermont Pier going out into the river, the mouth of Sparkill Creek and extensive tidal shallows. The hand-cranked drawbridge is used as a pedestrian walkway providing a link to Tallman Mountain State Park. About 3.0% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over. There is also boating and kayaking. It was a March 1, 1944, and the allies were on the move. Photo credits: Hays family archive, Camp Shanks photo courtesy of the Nyack Library. Tags: Armisticecamp shankspiermont pierVeterans DayWorld War II. 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