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Release Date: September 22, 2004

The Greenburgh Greenway Committee will host an easy to moderate walk on wooded trails on Sunday afternoon,September 26th as a local event of the 5th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The first segment will be a visit to the historic Odell House property in Hartsdale, where Robert J. Stackpole, President of the New York Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will give a talk on "African-American Heroism at Philipsburg" and tell about the African-American patriots who served in George Washington's army, which was camped less than a mile away for six weeks in 1781. The talk will be held outside the old farmhouse since the structure is undergoing restoration and not yet open to the public.The guided walk will continue through the beautiful grounds of the Hart's Brook Nature Preserve, the former Gaisman Estate, with information on the history of the property and General Rochambeau's French Army that encamped nearby during that same six weeks in 1781.
Participants should follow directional signs along Ridge Road in Hartsdale to the main entrance of Ridge Road County Park and meet the Ramble Guides at the first parking lot closest to the entrance circle at 2:00pm on 9/26. Pre-register by telephone at (914)993-1641 or by e-mail to Frank Jazzo, Greenburgh Town Historian at fsjazz2004@yahoo.com.
Additional information on this and many other Ramble events scheduled to take place up and down the Hudson River Valley on Saturday & Sunday, September 25th-26th, may be found by visiting the following website: www.hudsonvalleyramble.com.

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