Exhibit demonstrates history of Ulster County Railroads
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KINGSTON, N.Y. -- A special exhibit is on display in Kingston recognizing Ulster County's railroad. On hand to speak about the exhibit Saturday was Steven Ladin. He co-authored a book on the history of five railroads that at one time went through Ulster County.
From his book, he selected 20 photographs that focused mainly on Ulster and Delaware Railroads. Those photos were then put on display, full time at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia.
Part of that exhibit has been moved to the Persen House in Kingston. Ladin said he looks at railways as a window into history. He said studying their activity helps us to understand how things used to be many years ago.
"It's really like a piece of history. You can trace the growth of America through the growth of the railroads. It's almost like you can take a census of the population by looking at the kinds of businesses the railroads worked with, the people they transported, the comings and goings of everyone on the railroad," said Steve Ladin, History of Ulster County Railroads Guest Speaker.
The Ulster County Railroads at Persen House will be on view through August 4.