Talk:Beacon, New York
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Henry Winthrop Sargent
Er ... I'm afraid I don't understand: The Wiki article about the above-named notable person whose estate was in Beacon:
references this article. Surely Wikipedia has automatically notified someone that it currently does not reciprocate?
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Section on Farmer's Market removed. Written like ad copy, replete with a phone number for further information. Completely innaproprite for Wikipedia.
Under "Residents at One time" Pete Seeger was recently (5/26) added. And yet right below that is a "Misconceptions" section that says Seeger doesn't live in Beacon although many seem to think he does. Seems somewhat schizophrenic. If Seeger used to live in Beacon, but doesn't currently, that would make sense, but then it would probably be helpful to have a cite or further detail on that matter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:49, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Mill Town Statistics
I find it extremely difficult to support the idea of five hundred mills. Five mills that employed five hundred people, yes. There are Civil War statistics to back that up from the 1865 New York state census, here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11616-77538-82?cc=1491284&wc=9391051 Perhaps this could be rephrased, "During the American Civil War, Beacon and the neighboring town of Glenham supported two hat factories; in June 1865, at the end of the war, they employed 193 men, 247 women, and 59 children under the age of 16. Beacon also boasted a leather goods factory, two file factories, and several food preparation companies (bakeries and meat processing). All but the belts were manufactured using water power. Wages ranged from $40 to $72 a month for the men, and from $10 to $26 a month for the women." Genehisthome (talk) 01:19, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
was there, in the 1930s, a large prison or mental health institution/insane asylum/sanitarium located in Matteawan?? i came here to read what it was that is being referenced in the book, Deranged:..., by Harold Schechter. "Matteawan" is mentioned more than once during and after the trial of Fish, apparently as an alternative to being sentenced to death and going to Sing Sing. even if it's not a particularly 'proud' moment in the area's history, it should still be here. if the book is correct.Colbey84 (talk) 06:17, 17 May 2016 (UTC)