Hays updated the maps daily at 8:30a with new data, and then Eisenhower and other generals came in for briefings. The factory had a major impact on the village and its residents for generations. 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. The site includes the mile-long Piermont Pier going out into the river, the mouth of Sparkill Creek and extensive tidal shallows. Meet in parking lot behind Confetti Restaurant in Piermont. In 1839, he renamed Taulman’s Landing to Piermont, evoking the marriage between the pier and the mountains. Huge, 20 x 30 ft. bombing and supply maps lined the walls. This moderate to easy 2-mile walk is mainly flat. 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. 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. She ran inside. He has enjoyed more years than he cares to count with his beautiful companion, Bernie Richey. Piermont Pier ¶¶¶ Piermont, N.Y. Take Piermont road (state highway 340), to the center of town & follow signs. You can follow him on Instagram as UpperNyackMike. 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. When he attended the University of Illinois in the late 1930s, he became the first in his family to attend college. After D-Day, headquarters moved to the coast of France, then to the historic Trianon Hotel in Versailles, just outside Paris. The hand-cranked drawbridge is used as a pedestrian walkway providing a link to Tallman Mountain State Park. Sally picked up the morning mail that had a copy of Life Magazine. Tags: Armisticecamp shankspiermont pierVeterans DayWorld War II. Nestled in an unspoilt bay in remote East Coast Tasmania, Piermont is a magnificent sanctuary with a vast wilderness and rich culture to explore. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching. Here’s your chance to stand in the middle of the Hudson River and not get wet. Michael Hays is a 30-year resident of the Nyacks. Hays and Sally marriage photo in January 1942. 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. The population was 2,510 at the 2010 census. 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. © Copyright 2021 Nyack News and Views. WWII Armistice Signed in Hays’ Map Room in Reims, France. 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. The pier and t… 1), just north of pier Launch Type: Parelli Park, off Piermont Ave (Co. Rte. 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. Sparkill Creek cuts through the north end of the Hudson Palisades, providing easy access to the fertile valley of the unnavigable upper Hackensack River. This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 04:46. In the fall of 1942, Sally drove to California and joined him in Palm Springs. Tradition of service to Piermont The Goswicks come from a long tradition of public service in Piermont, a village with historic ties to the river. 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. He remembers leaving the port of New York darkened to avoid German submarines. Back in America, Sally was living on a farm with her parents. Piermont Pier, open year-round, provides anglers access to the deeper water off the banks of the river. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87. 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. Piermont Marsh encompasses 1,017 acres and is on the western shore of the Hudson River just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 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. Thank You! 1), just north of pier Parking Restrictions: 10 cars Ray Hays of Champaign, IL was ready for a change. Industry Piermont, as we know it, was developed in the 1830s when the Erie Railroad began the project of creating rail service from New York City to Lake Erie. We need your help – NOW – to continue this work. Access to the marsh is via a trail at the base of the mountains overlooking the marsh. The train station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. This is the most popular shoreline fishing spots on the Hudson during the spring striper run. They couldn’t imagine their son-in-law could possibly be in Life. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Piermont Pier (Photo: @synchronousnewyork) Piermont (Rockland County) Why we love it. 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 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. Did You Know: Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day? Located just north of Tallman Mountain State Park and south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 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. It was built about 1873 by the Northern Railroad company, later acquired by the Erie Railroad. He madly finished setting everything up. The median age was 40 years. Arriving in Glasgow, Hays was shipped to Shipton-under-Wychwood, west of Oxford. Post-War, Turning the Map Room into a Museum. Piermont, NY Piermont Pier is used heavily for recreational and subsistence fishing and crabbing. This site is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Cedar Grove Cemetery Find a Grave . 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. During WWII it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarktation point for troops destined for the European theater. 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]. She then moved with him, in January, 1943, to Camp Cooke, California, near what is now the Vandenberg Air Base. Weary from 4 long days of train rides from California, Capt. He was the son of Elijah, a teacher and Baptist minister, and Rose. Building The Piermont Pier. Last stop, USA: the Piermont Pier; Veterans Day 2014; Did You Know: Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day? So it is fitting that on Veterans Day that we remember how our country sacrificed to bring peace. It was a March 1, 1944, and the allies were on the move. A single door was guarded by an armed MP. Nyack News and Views has covered news, arts and culture in and near the Nyacks for a dozen years. He has recently retired from a long career in educational publishing with Prentice-Hall and McGraw-Hill. 1942 photo at Camp Shanks with soldiers getting ready to move out for Europe. Awakened at 1a, he was told they were coming. Length 2 miElevation gain 26 ftRoute type Out & back They lived in rental housing at Fort Sill without much money but they had each other. Hudson River (Rockland County) Parelli Park, off Piermont Ave (Co. Rte. 151, "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Piermont village, New York", "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990", "Al Markim, Actor on the 1950s TV Serial 'Tom Corbett, Space Cadet,' Dies at 88", "National Register of Historic Places Listings", "D-Day embarkation camp recalled in "minimuseum, Mayor: Memorial on Piermont Pier a Tribute to All Our Troops, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Piermont,_New_York&oldid=996704086, New York (state) populated places on the Hudson River, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Ivanya L. Alpert, Richard Owens Burns, and Nathan S. 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. Bring water and snacks. There were 1,320 housing units at an average density of 1,964.0 per square mile (760.7/km2). Males had a median income of $50,659 versus $43,176 for females. Nyack Sketch Log: Where is Hezekiah Easter Park? Hays was in the war room when a worried Eisenhower learned of Hitler’s great western push in the Battle of the Bulge. Sparkill Creek cuts through the north end of the Hudson Palisades, providing easy access to the fertile valley of the unnavigable upper Hackensack River. 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. 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. [4] Woody Allen set The Purple Rose of Cairo, a fictional film within The Purple Rose of Cairo (1984) in Piermont. He grew up the son of a professor and nurse in Champaign, Illinois. As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,607 people, 1,189 households, and 672 families residing in the village. One can park at Bridge St. and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the marsh edge for approximately 0.5 mile(s). A Life Magazine photographer recorded the event. 1:30 p.m. – Ride your way to the past at the Piermont Train Station and Museum. The station is now owned and operated by the Village of Piermont. For every 100 females, there were 100.5 males. The recorded history of Rockland County, New York begins on February 23, 1798, when the county was formed as an administrative division of the state of New York.It is located 12 miles (19 km) north-northwest of New York City, and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area.The county seat is the hamlet of New City.The name comes from rocky land, an early description of the area given by settlers. It is the former eastern terminus of the Erie Railroad. Built in 1859, The Northern was a commuter train which originally went … 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 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. 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. 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. It was built about 1873 by the Northern Railroad company, later acquired by the Erie Railroad. Piermont is a village incorporated in 1847 in Rockland County, New York, United States. The Piermont drawbridge was built in 1880 by the King Iron Bridge Company. [5] A memorial plaque notes that history at the pier.[5]. 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. Hays graduated in June 1941, and shipped off to Fort Sill, Oklahoma in July. 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. Located in the Village of Piermont NY, the pier is open year round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fisherman. Hays returned home in September 1945, a retired Major with a bronze star and the MBE. 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 … He grew up the son of a professor and nurse in Champaign, Illinois. 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. Visitors unfamiliar with the area should head directly to Piermont Pier for the ultimate fishing opportunities. Sally drove back to Illinois with her baby. You’ll also stride along (almost) a mile of history to get there. The Erie Railroad line stopped running through Piermont in 1966. Piermont Pier is a mile long with beautiful views from deeper waters just off the shore of the Hudson River. Photo credits: Hays family archive, Camp Shanks photo courtesy of the Nyack Library. Piermont is on the west bank of the Hudson River, south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Like many students of his time, he worked his way through school and signed up for ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps). They lived in Santa Maria for nearly a year where a daughter, Patricia Ann, was born. Hays is an avid cyclist, amateur historian and photographer, gardener, and dog walker. The Nazi surrender occurred there on May 9, 1945. Nyack People & Places: A WWII Vet at the Piermont Pier, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expedition Forces, Museum of Surrender (Musee de la Reddition.). Piermont’s iconic Railroad Station marks the route of the Northern RR of New Jersey. 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. 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. New York had the highest population of Piermont families in 1840. The Pier extends a mile into the river. Photo credits: Hays family archive, Camp Shanks photo courtesy of the Nyack Library. 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 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. 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. This was 100% of all the recorded Piermont's in the USA. “It’s him,” she told her parents. The population density was 3,878.9 people per square mile (1,502.3/km2). 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. They were married on January 21, 1942. 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. Earth Matters: Save Money & the Planet by Treating Leaves Right, Weekender Recommendations: Exhibits, Workshops, Events at RoCA. New data, and then Eisenhower and other generals came in for.. 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