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  • proper n. The Catskill Mountains


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  • He worked as a comic busboy in Catskills resorts from age 13 and later worked in vaudeville and nightclubs, developing his trademark pantomimes, rapid-fire nonsense songs, and physical antics.

    Five People Born on January 18 | myFiveBest

  • This topic as introduced by Chad could be a PhD topic or a long book - urbanization, loss of access and the rural culture that knew what farming was about and encouraged hunting (a lot of land in the Catskills is now posted by 2nd-home owners whose knowledge of deer populations comes from Bambi); yes, perceptions among the unknowing of guns; and an overall development of having kids be scheduled and/or supervised 24/7 instead of catching crayfish or frogs (no kidnappers in the living room).

    On Hunting and Democracy

  • For those unfamiliar with the golden age of the Borscht Belt, the Catskills was a bustling summertime resort area.

    Theater Geek

  • The Catskills were a popular destination for them, as was a small town near Detroit called Mount Clemens.

    Mark Twain

  • Indeed, until the weather gets colder, the Catskills is the place.

    A Rock in the Baltic

  • That picturesque and lofty arm of the Catskills, which is called the Helderberg, bounds the landscape on the west and south, while the Pine Plains occupy the form of a crescent, between the Mohawk and the Hudson, bearing the cities of Albany and Schenectady respectively on its opposite edges.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • The hardest hit state-run ski slope has by far been Belleayre, in the Catskills, which is operated by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Right now the gas men are pushing to drill all over the Catskills, which is where New York City gets its water, and the Delaware River area, which is where Philadelphia gets its water. - Articles related to SOUTHERN AFRICA: Competing for Limpopo water

  • Bruck's article is the "source" of these smears only in the sense that the brooks of the Catskills are the "source" of New York City's sewage.

    The New Yorker

  • Those pre-Freudian bluebloods weren’t too self-conscious to name their Catskills lodge Maidenhead Grange, though the club always barred women from the premises.

    2009 January 18 « One-Minute Book Reviews


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