Discover the story of the supreme sacrifice of the great sachem of the Wappinger Confederacy, the patriot Chief Daniel Nimham, an unsung hero of the American Revolution. Author Thomas F. Maxson has now compiled the details of the struggle of the great sachem and his people in their fight to retain their ancestral homeland, and of their supreme sacrifice in helping to secure independence for all who have followed since. The many other patriots of Mount Nimham who have lived, worked, loved, and died on, and in the shadow of, the mountain that bears Chief Daniel Nimham's name, are detailed as well. Familiar names, such as Smalley, Townsend, Russell, Cole, Hopkins, Hawkins, Light, Dean, and others, also live on in the grateful hearts and minds of the people of Kent for their patriotism and devotion to our town through the years. Follow their stories over the decades, as the mountain has been transformed from a farming and mining community in years past, to a spiritual and recreational mecca today.
Author: Thomas F. Maxson Publisher: Rangerville Press Published: 02/23/2010 Pages: 172 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.57lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.40d ISBN: 9780578025810