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A Thought…

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

   — (attributed to) Will Rogers

A View of Our Beautiful Area From Overlook Mountain's Fire Tower

View from Overlook Mountain 08

This view is looking north towards some of the eastern Catskills into Greene County. On the left is Indian Head Mountain (3573 feet/1088 m). Just as the southwestern Catskills, around Sullivan and southern Ulster Counties, became known as the "Borscht Belt" for their many hotels catering principally to a Jewish clientele, the northeastern Catskills are often referred to as the "Irish Catskills" for their large population of Irish descent. The Durham area contains an Irish-American museum and hosts several Irish and Celtic-themed festivals each year.

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View from Overlook Mountain 08 with annotation

  1. An angle-iron column in the Fire Tower frame
  2. Indian Head Mtn., 3573 feet (1088 m)
  3. Thomas Cole Mtn., 3945 feet (1202 m)
  4. Black Dome, 3991 feet (1216 m)
  5. Black Head Mtn., 3989 feet (1215 m)
  6. Round Top, 3440 feet (1048 m)
  7. High Peak, 3524 feet (1074 m)
  8. Plattekill Mtn., 3100 feet (944 m)
  9. Echo Lake (not quite visible), 2064 feet (629 m)

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