“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.”
A settlers’ fort or blockhouse, originally built in 1731 by Abraham Roosa or son Jacob. Still extant, located on Roosa Gap Road and Pickles Road, on the east side of Shawangunk (Bloomingburg) Mountain. It is the oldest building in the county. This house played important roles in the Revolutionary era in this county. It once also connected through underground tunnels to slave quarters, a prison, and hanging gallows.
Located in Burlingham, New York, USA
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