Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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eginning to showtheir radiance under the glistening sun,that my host and I landed at the little sta-tion at Shokan, in the heart of the Catskills.Here one obtains the first impression of thegrandeur and beauty of the Catskill Moun-tains, for it is here that a cluster of mountains are seen, in-cluding the famous High Point, Hanover, Balsam, MountCornell and Wit-tenberg, CrossMountains and Sam-uel Point. Every-where in the land ofRip Van Winkle thescenery is pictur-esquely beautiful andindependently grand,but nowhere hasMother Nature beenmore lavish with hercharms than in thisplace. It is calledThe Gateway of theCatskills. Witten-berg Park is fivemiles away in asouthwesterly direc-t i o n from Shokan,which is a pleasantlittle hamlet withchurches and shops.The way leads upthrough the beautifulWatson Hollow, on agood road for a dis-tance of two miles,where we turnsharply to the rightwith our facestoward Wittenberg.The picture now pre-sented to our view,on either hand, isone of varied mag-
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Rugged Steps with Cobblestone Balustrade Give Access to Moonhaw Lodge nificence. The first mile of the drive is spent in the landof civilization, and after a few moments stretch and afterrounding a curve in the road, a little schoolhouse is dis-covered among a cluster of big maples, with which it is sur-rounded. For the next mile we pass a number of farm-houses, which here and there dot the hillsides, or nestle in avalley by the side of some beautiful stream. The last twomiles of the drive is through a depression, between MountCornell and Wittenberg, which is well known to all noted fishermen as Ket-chams Hollow.Passing along, withWittenberg always insight, with her mas-sive head lifting itselfmajestically abovethe tree tops, wecome to the entranceof Wittenberg Park,in which MoonhawLodge is built.Wittenberg Park em-braces within its ter-ritorial area all ofthe old estate whichwas once the paradiseof the M o o n h a wtribe of Indians, andformed a part of atract of land deededby them to
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