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Water-front View of Park.






LOCATION.

MIDWAY PARK is located on the east side of the Wallkill River in Orange
County. X. Y.. equidistant between the city of Middletown and the village of
Goshen, one of the two shire towns of the county.

HOW REACHED.

The best and most comfortable way of reaching the park is by the cars of the
Middletown-Goshen Traction Company, which leave Franklin Square in Middle-
town, and the X. Y., L. E. & W. Railway station in Goshen, at frequent intervals
throughout the day.

After leaving the former city the road follows .1,, highway as far as Mechan-
icstown, a distance of about two miles, at which point it enters a romantic glen,
through which the passenger is carried for nearrj a mile, passing on the way the
ruins of factories whose walls once resounded with the clatter of the loom as it
united warp and woof in woolen fabric for the habiliments of man.

On leaving the highway the road is joined by a merry stream, which blithely
escorts it on its winding way through the glen, and thence to the river, by which







From the Observatory Looking West.



it » ruthlessly absorbed at the conclusion of its act of hospitality. On emerging
from the glen the first glimpse of the river and park is caught, the former spanned
by a substantial iron bridge, from which the passenger, in transitu, obtains a fine
view of the river in either direction.

The r„ute from < ioshen to the park affords the passenger a succession of beau-
tiful views of a pastoral character, which will well repay one for the time involved
in their enjoyment.

wallkill river.

The stream on which the park is situated takes its rise in the township of
Sparta in Sussex « „.. X. J.. and fl ows thence jn a no „ |l „, ls , ( . | ., y ^^ ^ ^

dout.n Ulster County, where it empties into the Hudson River. The section of
country through which the Wallkill .lows is rich in productiveness. This is es-
pecially true o. : the County of Orange, which is aoted far and wide for its dairy




From the Observatory Looking south.



products, many thousands of fine cattle, the bulk of whose product in the shape of
milk is daily shipped to the Xevv York market, finding rich pasturage within its
borders.

The Wallkill supplies water-power to a great number of mills and factories
along its course, notably at Montgomery and Walden, where extensive knife and
straw paper works give employment to many hundreds of operatives.

Perhaps at no other point throughout its entire length are the natural features
of the landscape so attractive as at this one chosen as the site for the park.

A\IDW/YY PARK.

The park embraces no acres, about forty of which, heavily timbered, borders
on the river and constitutes the main part of the park proper. Among the more
important of the natural features of the park is Hopper Hill, which rises to a
height of 250 feet above the level of the river which flows immediately .it its base.
On its summit, and reached by an inclined railway, stands a lofty observatory
from which a wide and interesting view of the surrounding country is obtained.




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From the Observatory Vertical View.



THE OBSERVATORY.

Looking westward one sees a portion of the thriving city of Middletown, with
its numerous church spires, like inverted exclamation marks, pointing upward, and
its tall chimneys marking the location of some of its more important manufacturing
industries.

Still further to the west and forming a dark-blue background to this urban
picture, he tin- Shawangunk Mountains, their eastern slope, from base to summit,
checkered with the alternating green and brown of cultivated fields.

Turning to the east we see old Storm Kin- and Anthony's Nose, Standing like
grim and silent warders at the gateway to the Highlands of the Hudson, their feet
•, the waters oi the "American Rhine "as it passes between them on its way
to the sea.

Moving our line of vision a little to the right we come to tin- Schunemunk
Mountains, appro lescribed as "the high hills to the west of the Highlands."

Still further to the right, and almost directly south of us. lie the Bellvale and




A peep from the woods.



the Warwick Mountains, with Mount Adam and Mount Eve, two isolated cones, in
dark relief against the lighter blue of the latter range.

About fifty miles to the north, a dash of pale blue tint on the verge of the
horizon, lie the Catskills, famous as a summer resort, and as the scene of the won-
derful and mysterious adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Looking directly downward, an enchanting scene is presented to the eye. The
pavilion, with its kaleidoscopic throng: the river, with its glimmering sui face dotted
with shuttling boats with their rhythmic dip of oar and flash of blade: the electric
launch, laden with pleasure seekers and moved by its invisible and mysterious, but
powerful propelling force: the moving car, idled with arriving or departing guests;
the trees, with their exuberant mantle of emerald green; and the verdant meadows,
with their grazing kine, combine to form a picture that will linger Ion- in the mem-
ory of one who views it from this point of vantage.

Just at the fool oi the hill on whi< h the observatory stands is a natural depres-
sion measuring about 200 feel .11 ross, and resembling a caldron in shape. To this
spot, so tradition runs, the Indians of early days were wont to repair on the ap-




The Electric Fountain.



proach of cold weather ; and here they would remain encamped until spring, com-
pletely protected from the chilling blasts and storms of the winter months by the
encircling hills, and doubtless planning future predatory excursions among the
white settlers of the surrounding country.

Among the more beautiful of the purely artificial attractions of the park is the

ELECTRIC FOUNTAIN

which is located not far from the pavilion. The play of multi-colored Lights
on the water as it leaps into the air produces a charming and novel effect.
The myriad drops, as the various colors are thrown upon them, seem like gently
falling showers of precious stones scattered by some fairy hand— emeralds, sap-
phires, nil lies and diamonds following each other in rapid succession.

On the hill on which the observatory stands is located a large reservoir, from
which water is distributed by pipes to .ill parts of the park. This water, which is
of the purest quality, is supplied by a six-inch driven well win, h was Mink at great

expense, and is sent up to thy us in the lasl

Every range warranted.



and g I workmanship, at prices to suit the iimi-s



a, J. G. HARDING'S



28 North St.



7 King St. 2 5 West Main St.



LJOrl I leave the city without looking over the large and complete
line of FINE FOOTWEAR for Men, Women and Children.

C. D. HARFORD, 43 North St.



Prdees Reasonable.



A. J. HORNBECK,

Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Imported and Domestic Cigars
Fancy Chewing, Smoking and Plug Tobaccos.

32 NORTH ST.



THE MASCOT



for Bair Cutting and Shaving 1 .

Iseman Building, James St.



Take your Boots and Shoes for Repair SMOKE KLEINFELD'S

ELi ARISTOCRATO and
"' GREAT LiEADER Cigars.

WILLIAM H. LOUDEN, The Best 10 and 5 mty.

THE BLUE LABEL CIGAR STORE.
\ ,. 9 Wes1 Main Street, upstairs. RQBT KLEINPELD Propr



DR. F. N. FRIEND,

DENTIST.



Administers .509,000

surplus, - 102,000

We pay interesl January and Julv

';" "':"";>■ thai has remained on
,l, 'l , " s " «w the previous three or
six monl hs.

All the earnings belong U? and
: ""'' ,H ' 1 ' 1 ror the benefil of the de-
li' »sitors.



Rodgers



Ladies'



SKE... Fine Shoes



Saver's
Cigar

Emporium ™S



Everything
First-class.



Men
Boys'



Youths' Fine Shoes



S< »FT SH< >ES
I '• ir tender feet.



13 West Main St.



Cigars by the Box

A Specialty.

Ho. 12 North St.



J. II. CONKLING

Tin Roofing and

General Jobbing

Agenl for

The Lehigh Furnace
and Range.

9 Depot st.



B. F. GORDON,

practical Watchmaker
Jeweler
and Engraver.

Dealer in WATi :HES
DIAMi INDS
FINE JEWELRY

and ARTIS 1 1' I Jl GLASS.

55 North St.



G. W. CLARK,

Wholesale and Retail Dealer in

OYSTERS, CliAIWS, FRESH FISH

I .. ibsters, Terrapin,

Beef, Veal, Lamb, Mutton, Pork, &c



POULTRY of all kinds
constantly on hand.
alive and dressed to

order.
19 South St.



for.



ine Choice Groceries



(,o I'd



R. H. Ayres

4 West Main St.

SPEi 1 \l.TI ES

r< i . ( i ffees, and

Fine Butter.






M



). P. (larks
and Notions



(' binn
( ro< Kvr\
( i lass\, are
Uamp ■ i i'



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19 West Main St.

Are You Married ?

If so, call "ii

S. V McCarterS Son,

for your

Furniture, Crockery,
Glass and Tinware.

I'r I plnilstcrin^ and Ete-
pairing a Specialty.

104 North St.




27 James Street,
opp. ( 'asino.



TRY



Sure Thing



For Headache



S. T. Clineman & Co.

City Pharmacy.

Cor. North and Cortland Streets.



THE PHOPLE GO T< I

Ogden's

W den they Qeed
Harness
Blankets
Whips
Horse Boots

i ir ;i n\ i hing in t in- Saddlery
Line. ;i nd i hey find t hem !

40 W. Main St.



Are You Hungry ?

1 1 so, you may be
well fed by

GEO. E. GILiLiEN,

I >i-;ili-r in

Fine Groceries

121 North Street.



O Inez's Draas



Noted for purity
and reliabilil v.



>l"-ci;i] attention given
4 EASt A\2vil? 5t. to prescriptions.

MIDDLETOWN ICE CO. ^r'^'f"'

i ICE AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.



R. L FORTHOFFER

Manufacturer of and Dealer in

The Finest Brands of Cigars
Tobaccos and Smokers' Supplies

2? West Main St., Bull's Opera House.



T. BRIDGER

Chemist and Druggist

72 Easl Main Street, Middletown, N. Y



Y< mi need nol
Buffer from 1 he c< »ld
6 »r



D/^v/^ir^^ J^r C~^ r\ will furnish LEHIGH Lllld

DUUlllC Cx K-jU, you with Free Burning Coals.



S. //. Bodine Office and Yard, 15 Depot St. Slllithill" < )oal

'"j'.'n. Wood Telephone Call J5. and Charcoal.



reeth Extracted


The Best ( trades of


Withoul Pain

witD Hupodontine

The I '■' \ n:i- i ln-1 Lc known.


Flour, Hay, Grain
and Mill Feed.


I sen* only by


C. J. Everson,


Dr. A. \V. Sweezy,

16 North St.


Successor to Geo. L. Evi rsi »n,

4 and 6 King Street.



American Wrinerer Co.



II JAMES STI



liace Curtains.Cloeks,Wringers. Lamps

Silvei w i • Albums,

bles, l alv pel



I. S. ODELL,



flaiia



A GOOD
CYCLOPAEDIA

i - an a bsi ilute necessity
in an intelligent family.

Johnson's
Universal Cyclopaedia

is the Latest and Best.
S. K. M< >RGAN, Agent, Times Office.



Bryant Brothers



\toh\p\oQ ;lle Headquarters
ytJIilbltJb f or Hiu-h Grade C



Goods



No Trash.



All goods warranted as represented.

Repairing Paiotirj?
2vr>;il for Hroiling.

Cumberland i < >a 1 E< >r Black-

Smi1 liiii< r .



Men's Shoes



95 cts. and up



JOHN BRADLEY'S,
57 North St.



First National Bank.

CAPITAL $100,000.

C. Macardell, President. Selah R Corwln, Vlce-Pres't

mouT DeWitt, < !ashier.



INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS.

Money left on certificates of deposil months will

draw Interest al 1 in- rate of :t per cent, per annum.
I * Special facilities tor collections.



The place to buy

Pure Candy, Nuts, Etc

:i t the l< >\\ es1 price in 1 he city, is

CARPENTER'S.

I make a specia it y t"

Ice Crearp and Ice Crezvrr) Soclzv.

Come once and you ■w ill come again.

At 0. 0. CARPENTER'S,
Central building. io9 north st.



Lindsey & Company,

Manufacturers of and Dealers in

Fine Hard-wood f^&otels,

Tiling, Grates evpd Fender?

Interior Woodwork a Specialty.



FACTORY UNION STREET.



GO TO

EVANS BR05.



I'OK



Brick Ice Cream and

Fine Confectionery

31 NORTH STREET.



Drs. T. C. & F. C. Royce,
Deptist5.

Office over National Express Co.,

MIDDLETOWN, N. Y.



Nitrous < >\iili' i ras administered, r Local anaesthet-
ics used for j>:i Iiil»-—~ -— extraction.



When in Middletown st;>p ;il the



Whv not trv some of



Aadfeon Hoase. ROYCE'SCOAL?



Free Bus to and titan all trains.

One block from the Erie Depot.



ONLY 'fill': BEST

LEHIGH AND PITTSTON.

Eandled and thoroughly cleaned before delivery.

All coal carried by tin' bag system.

Absolutely no dirl or 'lust. Once tried you will

have your coal carried in do other way.



Dentistry



in all it> branches.



See the Park



AM> THEN



Dr. W. B. Robinson Dayton & Son's Novelty Store

FOR SOUVENIRS.

B. S. DAYTON & SON,

Co) . King Street.



Odontunder Dental Parlors,



•man Building,

n and 16 James St. 22 North Street,



< lei yi mr ( Clothes

made by

Chas. II. Emde,

City
Tailor

'. th St.



WILMoT DURYEA, I. B. A. TAYhOR & CO.



Practical



COAb



iitti by the Pocket System.
Dealers In

Fine Groceries.

Besl Quality oi Hay always on

hand.

• th>' celebrated
"Adamant Wall Plaster."
50 North St. 80 West Main St.



Plurob^r,



Gas Fitter



F. H. SCHOONMAKE^

Suc< .i-in.I. B. SCHOONMAKEE & SON,

JOBBER OF

Tobaeeo, Cigars, Cigarettes,

and Smokers' Articles.

39 James Street, mar Erie Depot.




-



E. A. BROWN & SON.




J. H. CLEARWATER

PRACTICAL

GUNSMITH

50 JAHES ST.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in

Guns, Rifles, Pistols, Ammunition, Bicycles,

and all kinds o\ Sporting I roods.
BICYCLE SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY.

I'r .loiilMNC Neatly an. I Promptly Executed.



Established 1872.



A. V. BOAK

Real Estate Broker



FOR SALE The Hulse Farm, directly op-
posite Midway Park. 168 acres. Price 880 per
acre. May be subdivided and sold ;ii large profit.
5200 per acre already offered for ;t portion, but "In-
clined.



F. M. PRONK

Druggist

Corner Main and North Streets

MIDDLETOWN, N. V.



Also ;i 1'ull Line i >f



Drugs, Proprietary Articles and Toilel Requisites.



The Middletown Board of Trade

invites corresp< ndence fr< m | arties cont< mplating :i change of residence, or establishing man-
ufacturing indusl ries.

\v j, place of residence Middletown possesses many advantages, among which are com-
plete Water and Sewer Sj stems, i .;i- and Electric Lights, Electric Railway,


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