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New York State Parks with Campsites
Source: Division of Parks, New York State Conservation Department

THE PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK The Palisades Interstate Park is a chain of parks of the Park is U. S. Route 9-W, readily accessible that lie along the west bank of the Hudson River by way of the Holland Tunnel, the George Washbeginning at Fort Lee in New Jersey, embracing the ington Bridge or the Dyckman Street-Englewood Palisades, a large part of the Highlands of the

Ferry from New York City and from Yonkers, over Hudson, and terminating at Newburgh, in New the Yonkers-Alpine Ferry. It is a scenic highway York, The rocks of the Palisades are said by almost constantly in sight of the Hudson River geologists to be 150,000,000 years old.

New York State Route 17 gives access to the Within the area of the Park, but not under the southern and western portions of the Harriman supervision of the Palisades Interstate Park Com

section of the Park and U. S. Route 6 crosses the mission, is the Stony Point Battlefield Reservation. northeastern corner of the Bear Mountain Harri

The total area of the Park is 42.937 acres, of man section. From the east side of the Hudson which the Harriman Section covers 36,386 acres;

River, access to the Park may be had over the Bear Mt. area, 2,862; Brooks Lake, 1,114; Storm

Bronx River Parkway Extension and the Bear King, 1,056; Hook Mt., 670; Blauvelt, 536; Tallman

Mountain Bridge. Mt., 171; Haverstraw, 73; Palisades, 16; Stony Cabins are available for camping at Ross Camp Point, 8.

Dock, a short distance north of the George WashThe Park is visited annually by over 10,500,000 ington bridge. A tourist camp is provided at the persons.

top of the Englewood approach to the Henry HudEvery section of the Park is accessible by motor son Drive. The Blauvelt section provides camping highways and by interior roads. In the summer

facilities. Automobiles tourist camping is encourseason, steamboats run to Hook Mountain and aged in Harriman State Park with a charge of 75 Bear Mountain. The West Shore Railroad reaches cents for 24 hours. Camping for longer periods is the eastern borders, and the Erie the western. permitted at Lake Tiorati where the tee is $2 The main artery connecting the several sections per week.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY PARKS Hudson River Shore-Kingsland Point (85 acres) | Macy (202 acres) at Ardsley, encompassing Woodat North Tarrytown; Croton Point (504 acres)

lands Lake; Silver Lake (161 acres) at White near Harmon; Crugers (251 acres) 4 miles south of Plains; Blue Mountain Reservation (1,586 acres) Peekskill.

in the southern part of Peekskill; Poundridge

Reservation (4,100 acres) forest lands; Mohansic Long Island Sound Shore-Glen Island (105

(1,100 acres) includes Mohansic Lake on Bronx acres) off New Rochelle, connected with the main- Parkway Extension; Willsons Woods (23 acres) at land; Playland-Rye Beach (273 acres), all-year Mt. Vernon, adjoins Hutchinson River Parkway. resort.

The Bronx River Parkway has been extended 30 Playland is the largest recreational center in the miles from Kensico Dam to Peekskill. The Saw Westchester County Park System. In addition to

MII River Parkway runs from Van Cortlandt Park a splendid salt-water beach and fresh-water swim

to Chappaqua. The Cross County Parkway conming pool, boardwalk and picnic groves, it is one

nects the Saw Mill River Parkway, Yonkers, with of the world's most modern amusement parks. the Hutchinson River Parkway, New Rochelle. The Through the facilities of the ice skating casino and Hutchinson River Parkway extends from the New game rooms, Playland is an all-year resort.

York City line in Pelham Bay Park to the ConnectiInland Parks-Tibbetts Brook (161 acres) at cut line, where it connects with the Merritt Park Yonkers, north of Van Cortlandt Park; V. Everit way, which extends east.

LONG ISLAND STATE PARKS Valley Stream (107 acres), 18 miles from N. Y., and pedestrian trails, a stable where well-trained from Southern State Parkway to Merrick Road. saddle horses may be hired, and a polo field where

Hempstead Lake (903 acres), 21 miles from N. Y.. games may be witnessed every Sunday afternoon on Southern State Parkway.

during the polo season. Jones Beach (2,413 acres), 33 miles from N. Y.

Fire Island (800 acres) 53 miles from N. Y., ferry

Babylon. This park is reached by the Grand Central and

Belmont Lake (347 acres), 42 miles from N. Y. Northern State Parkways, the Southern State High

Heckscher (1,518 acres) 50 miles from N. Y., on way, Sunrise Highway, or Merrick Road to either

Great South Bay, south of E. Islip. the Meadowbrook State Parkway or the Wantagh

A gift to the State of 200 acres of Westbrook, State Parkway. Jones Beach State Park may also

country estate of the late W. Bayard Cutting at be reached from Long Beach by the Loop Cause

Great River, L. I., for use as a public arboretum way and the Meadowbrook Parkway; and via the

was announced in 1936 by the Long Island Park Long Island Railroad with bus connections. Jones

Commission. The tract contains a fine collection Beach has over 2 miles of ocean bathing beach, a

of evergreens and is noted for its landscaping stillwater bathing area in Zachs Bay, a salt water

Sunken Meadow (520 acres), 45 miles from N. Y.. diving, swimming and wading pool in the West

near Kings Park; on Long Island Sound. Bathhouse, a marine stadium, restaurants, cafe

Wudwood (395 acres), 73 miles from N. Y.. on terias, games areas, marine boardwalk, and other

Long Island Sound. facilities. Bethpage (1,390 acres), 37 miles from N. Y..

Montauk Point (158 acres), 132 miles from N. Y, north of Farmingdale. Bethpage occupies a rolling

on the ocean. wooded tract north of the Village of Farmingdale Hither Hills (1.755 acres), 122 miles from N. Y., on the Nassau-Suffolk County Line, Four 18-hole on the ocean, west of Montauk. * golf courses and a clubhouse are available. There Orient Beach (342 acres), 108 miles from N. Y.. are picnic groves, over ten miles of bridle paths on Gardiners Bay. *Campsites available at a charge of 75 cents a day or $2.50 a week.

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN REGION Catskill Park contains 544,000 acres, of which the campsite is about five miles from this point over state owns more than 232,000 acres. The park is hard surfaced roads. situated in the Hudson, Delaware and Mohawk Woodland Valley-turn south from State Highvalleys. There is a rim of high, rough, and precip. way. route 28, one mile west of Phoenicia. Five itous mountains extending from the northerly end miles run on good macadam to campsite. of the park along the northeast and easterly part. Devil's Tombstone-turn north from State The Catskill section is reached by rail on the New Highway, route 28, at Phoenicia or south from York Central to Rhinecliff, thence by ferry to State Highway, route 23-A, two miles east of Rondout, the terminus of the Catskill Mountain Hunter. The campsite is at the southerly entrance branch of the New York Central railroad; and by to the Stony Clove, a narrow defile between Hunter the New York, Ontario and Western railroad. No and Plateau mountains, through which the highcharge is made in the preserve for the use of way passes, campsites or facilities. The chief campsites are: North Lake-turn north from State Highway,

Beaverskill-turn north from State Highway, route 23-A, at Haines Falls. There follows a drive route 17, two miles west of Livingston Manor. The of three miles.

UP STATE PARKS Taconic, at Copake Falls (6,000 acres) and Rudd Cranberry Lake-Turn south from State highway Pond at Millerton (200 acres), 90 miles from N. Y.; route 3 at Cranberry Lake Village; 2 miles over Lake Taghkanic (750 acres), 115 miles from N. Y.; dirt road to camp site. Clarence Fahnestock Memorial (3,400 acres), 9 Lake Eaton-On the north shore of Lake Eaton, miles from Cold Spring; Margaret Lewis Norrie a quarter of a mile from State Highway, route 10. (330 acres) on Hudson River, 9 miles north of Entrance to the camp is two miles west of Long

Wall tents, 12 x 14 with floor, outside fireplace,

Golden Beach-On the easterly shore of Raquette table and benches and accommodating six are

Lake, close to State Highway, route 28, about 3

miles north of Raquette Lake village. available at $1 a day. $6 a week, or $20 a month. Wall tents, 8 x 10, and accommodating four, rent

Sacandaga-On State Highway, route 30, and the for 75 cents a day, $4.50 a week or $15 a month.

Sacandaga River, 4 miles south of Walls. Campsites are rented to those supplying their own Moffitt Beach-Turn north from State Highway, equipment at 50 cents a day, $3 a week or $10 a route 8, 2 miles west of Speculator. month. Cottages accommodating, as many from Poplar Point-On State Highway, route 8, on the two to eight persons are available at from $2 to westerly shore of Piseco Lake about two miles west $8 a day, $6 to $40 a week or $20 to $120 a month. of the hamlet of Piseco. Application for accommodations should be made

Point Comfort-On Piseco Lake and State Highin advance to the superintenndent at Taconic park

way, route 8 two miles west of the Poplar Point and the caretakers at the others.

site. The Adirondack Forest Preserve with its 2.164,

Caroga Lake On easterly shore of Caroga Lake 529 acres, its mountains, streams and lakes, is

nine miles

north of Gloversville on State Highway, with a single exception, the largest forest preserve

route 29A. in the United States. Camping is free in the Forest Preserve. The State has provided many public sites,

Lewey Lake--Midway between Speculator and all marked by signs, but visitors should register

Indian Lake village, reached by dirt road from with the rangers in charge. No camping permit is Speculator and partly Macadam from Indian Lake. granted for longer than two weeks, but permits The road is part of State Highway, route 10. can be renewed for two weeks provided such re- Pixleys Falls--Six miles south of Boonville on newal does not deprive others of the privilege of State Highway, route 46. camping.

Whetstone Gulf-Just off State Highway, route The chief campsites are:

12, six miles south of Lowville. Lake George Battleground-route U. S. 9, about Eighth Lake At west end of Eighth Lake, five pne-fourth mile south of Lake George village at miles west of Raquette Lake village on State Highthe southerly end of Lake George.

way, route 28. Hearthstone Point-two miles north of Lake Eel Weir-Five miles south of Ogdensburg, near George Village on Bolton road, State Highway. State Highway, route 87. To reach site turn west route 47.

from Route 87 about halfway between Ogdensburg Eagle Point-Two miles north of Pottersville on and Heuvelton. U. S. highway, route 9, on Schroon Lake.

Selkirk Shores, on Lake Ontario, 4 miles W. of Sharp Bridge-Sixteen miles north of Schroon Pulaski; Green Lakes, 10 miles É of Syracuse; Iake on the Schroon River and U. S. highway, Chenango Valley, on Chenango River, 12 miles N route 9.

of Binghamton; Gilbert Lake, 12 miles N. W. of Paradox Lake-On the shore of Dark Bay, about Oneonta; Chittenango Falls, 3 miles N. of Cazenothree-quarters of a mile from State highway, route via; Clark Reservation, 2 miles S. E. of Syracuse. 73. The entrance highway to the camp leaves the Buttermilk Falls, (595 acres) 22 miles S. of State highway two miles east of Severance and one Ithaca; Cayuga Lake, 3 miles from Seneca Falls: mile west of Paradox.

Robert H. Treman State Park (832 acres) 5 miles Crown Point Reservation-Turn east from Route

S. W. of Ithaca; Fair Haven Beach, on Lake 22, about half way between Crown Point and

Port Ontario, 15 miles S. W. of Oswego; Fillmore Glen, Henry, Route 347 leads directly to the camp and to

1 mile S. of Moravia; Stony Brook, 3 miles S. of Champlain bridge, a distance of four miles.

Dansville; Taughannock Falls, on Cayuga Lake,

8 miles N. of Ithaca: Watkins Glen (547 acres), Wilmington Notch--Between the Ausable River

in Village of that name. and State Highway, route 86. Lake Placid is the

Letchworth Park (5,715 acres) on upper Genesee nearest village, 7 miles away.

River, 50 miles S. of Rochester. Poke-o-Moonshine-On U. S. Highway, No. 9,

Hamlin Beach State Park, 28 miles from Rochesbetween Elizabethtown and Keesville, about six

ter (600 acres). miles south of the latter village. Cumberland Bay--On U. S. Highway No. 9 just 30 miles from Jamestown, 10 miles from Bradford.

Allegany (56,959 acres) 70 miles from Buffalo, north of Plattsburg.

Pa.; Lake Erie (240 acres) 7 miles from Dunkirk; Meadowbrook-On State Highway, route 86. 4 Cuba Lake (650 acres) near Cuba, N. Y. miles east of Saranac Lake.

State Reservation at Niagara, Whirlpool State Barnum Pond-On State Highway, route 10, be- Park; Devil's Hole State Park; Beaver Island State tween Paul Smiths and Malone, 2 miles north of Park' (562 acres), Grand Island: Buckhorn Island former.

State Park (594 acres) Buckhorn Island. Meacham Lake-On State Highway No. 10 eleven Thousand Islands State Parks, 12 in number bemiles north of Paul Smiths.

tween Sackets Harbor and Chippewa Bay. Fish Creek Pond-On State Highway, route 10, John Boyd Thacher (920 acres) 15 miles from between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.


Under the Conservation Department's program, The State Forest Preserve, established in 1885. a total of about 456 miles of fishing rights of trout consists of a total of (Sept. 30, 1940) 2,397,506 acres, waters located on 31 streams throughout the State of which 2,164.821 are in the Adirondack Preserve have been placed under contract and are being and 232,684 in the Catskill Preserve. The Preserve developed and opened to public fishing as rapidly represents an actual investment by the State of us possible

approximately $15,000,000 to $20,000,000. In addiThe Conservation Department exercises jurisdiction to guarding the State forests from fire and tion over the forest preserve and reforestation disease the Department maintains thirty free pubareas and historic sites; the wild life including lic camp sites in the Adirondack and Catskill fish and game; State parks; water power and regions and maintains also trails and overnight control and Saratoga Springs Reservation. It en- shelters. Reforestation activities, up to Jan. 1, Pages in the propagation of fish and game and 1941. included the replanting of approximately the raising of trees. Through the Water Power and 325,000 acres of idle land to forest trees as part of Control Commission, of which the Conservation a 15-year program for the acquisition and replantCommissioner is Chairman, the use of the water ing of one million acres. All reforestation areas resources is regulated. No municipality can change have been made public hunting grounds. Two its existing water supply or secure a new one forest tree nurseries are maintained with an anwithout permission from this Commission.

Like- nual output of approximately 25,000,000 trees. wise it supervises all well drilling on Long Island.

Trees are sold to private land owners at $2 to $5 Direct administrative control over State Parks is exercised by the State Council of Parks and

per thousand and given to municipalities and State Regional Commissions, subject to approval, super

institutions. The total number of forest trees vision and control by the Conservation Com- planted on both State and private lands, as of missioner

Jan. 1, 1941, was 601,454,500.

The New York State Canal System

Source: State Department of Public Works The Erie Canal was opened (Oct. 26, 1825) and canalization of_Seneca River and Cayuga and the system made free (as of Jan. 1. 1883).

Seneca Lakes. This canal joins near Montezuma. The construction of the improved canals was

The Cayuga branch extends southerly to the begun in 1905. Their depth is 12 feet; the locks are

head of Cayuga Lake at Ithaca.

The Seneca branch extends from the junction at 310 feet long.

the foot of Cayuga Lake up the Seneca River to On the Erle branch, the Mohawk River is and through Seneca Lake to Watkins. utilized from Troy to Rome: from Rome to Sylvan

The Champlain Canal was opened for traffic in Beach, land cuts and the enlarged channel of Wood 1916. The Oswego Canal in 1917, and the complete Creek are utilized; then neida Lake and Oneida route from Troy to Buffalo in 1918. River. Seneca and Clyde Rivers to Lyons, where The total length of the canals is 525 miles. another land cut is made to a point near Pendle- They are under the supervision of the Superinton; then Tonawanda Creek to the Niagara River. tendent of Public Works, who acts through the

The Oswego Canal, which joins the Erie Canal at Commissioner of Canals and Waterways. Three River Point and extends to Lake Ontario at The principal office is in the State Office BuildOswego, is practically the Oswego River canalized. ing. Albany, N. Y.; district offices in Albany, Utica,

The Champlain Canal extends from the Erie Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and N. Y. City. Canal at Waterford to Lake Champlain at White- In the City of New York there are terminals as hall. It is formed by the canalized Hudson River follows: Pier 6, East River; W. 53rd St., North from Waterford to Fort Edward, and an artificial River; Mott Haven; Gowanus Bay, Brooklyn; channel from Fort Edward to Whitehall.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The terminal at Flushing The Cayuga and Seneca Canal is formed by the has been turned over to the City of New York.

Manufact. Agricult'r'i Other and

Manufact. Agricult'r'i Other and Year Products Products Total

Year Products Products Total Net Tons Net Tons Net Tons

Net Tons Net Tons Net Tons 1910.

494,230 3,073,412 1934.

2,618,649 1,075,968 4,142,728 1915 135,297 218,367 1,858,114 1935

2,956,502 991,963 4,489,172 1920 325,426 226.291 1,421,434 1936.

3,492,632 782,216 5,014,206 1925 676,591 952,000 2.344,013 1937.


379,376 5.010.464 1930 1,412,037 1,316,950 3,605,457


3.004,149 1,073.244 4,709,488 1932 1,994,118 1.257.809 3.643.433 1939.

3,508,954 616,908 4,689,037 1933 2,642,351 963,720 4,074,002 || 1940.

3,550,345 772,875 4,768,160

New York State Merchant Marine Academy

Source: An Official of the Institution The New York State Merchant Marine Academy. of admission. He must be unmarried, a high school originally founded as the New York Nautical School graduate, physically sound, of robust constitution in 1875, provides comprehensive training for a ca- and of good moral character. Classes enter the reer as an officer in the American merchant marine.

Academy once a year, on July, registration for The Academy is administered by The State which closes on June 30 of every year. Candidates Education Department, and has a Board of Visitors. who meet the requirements for entrance are given

The course is three years in length, the new class a physical examination similar to that given for entering July 15 each year. During the first aca- entrance to the U. S. Naval Academy, after passing demic term from July through April, all cadets pur- they must then tak the competitive entrance exsue the same studies; namely, theoretical seaman- amination, which is held in the first week of July, ship, practical seamanship, rules of road, naviga- The course covers a period of 3 years. Each tion, signaling, hygiene, principles of marine engi- cadet is required to deposit $250 on his own neering, mechanical drawing, English composition, account with the Supply Officer to cover the cost of review of high school mathematics, plane trigo- uniforms, equipment and text books. Cadets resinometry and logarithms. During the first sea term dent of the State of New York pay a Maintenance from May through August, all cadets study applied Fee of $300 per annum. Non-resident Cadets pay a seamanship, practical navigation, small boat hand- Maintenance Fee of $750 per annum. In addition ling and practical marine engineering. Upon the each Cadet is required to pay an Athletic Contribucompletion of this first year of study a cadet tion of $5 per annum. chooses the department in which he wishes to During the Academic Term, which extends from specialize, either the Deck Department or the Engi- July through April, the Cadets live and attend neering Department. The secand and third year in classes at Fort Schuyler, The Bronx, N. Y., where the Academy the cadet specializes in the depart- the buildings housing the Academy are located on ment of his choice and takes more advanced 52 acres of land. During the Sea Term, which excourses.

tends from May through August. the Cadets live Cadets manage their own teams which compete

and attend classes on board the Training Ship with other schools in basketball, baseball, swim

Empire State, which makes a three months' cruise ming, fencing, boxing and wrestling.

A candidate for admission must be a citizen of to foreign waters. the United States, not less than 16 years and 2

Information in detail may be obtained by writing months nor have reached his 22nd birthday on date The Secretary. Fort Schuyler, Bronx, N. Y.

The Saratoga Spa

Source: An Official of the Institution By a revision of the law in 1937 the Saratoga intestinal conditions, faulty metabolism and obesity. Springs Commission acts as head of the Division "Restoration cures' are offered for those who are of Saratoga Springs of the Conservation Depart- not suffering from any organic disorder but have ment.

been under unusual physical or nervous strain. In 1933 the Saratoga Springs Authority was The Spa is situated on the Saratoga Springs created by Legislative Act for the purpose of Reservation, which embraces more than two square securing a loan from the Reconstruction Finance miles and its acquisition was begun by the State Corporation to complete the present development in 1910 for the safeguarding of the medicinal of the Saratoga Spa. This Authority, whose springs for which this region has been famous Directors are the members of the Saratoga Springs since 1773. These are the only naturally carbonated Commission,

continues in existence until the waters found in the United States east of the $3,200,000 of bonds issued by it are paid off. The Rocky Mountains. Saratoga Springs Authority operates the State Included in the facilities of the Saratoga Spa Reservation at Saratoga Springs under a lease are 3 bath houses for administering natural minfrom the Saratoga Springs Commission, executed eral water baths and other treatments; halls for at the time its bonds were purchased by the Re. drinking the mineral waters; a bottling plant; & construction Finance Corporation.

research department; a recreation centre for the The Saratoga Spa is an institution for the therapeutic use of sports, with a swimming pool, treatment of chronic diseases. with specialized golf course, and tennis courts; and 1300 acres of therapies for heart and circulatory conditions. parks for the free use of cure patients, and of the arthritis and rheumatoid disorders, neuritis, gastro- public in general.

Agriculture in New York State
Source: U. S. and N. Y. State Agricultural Officials

Improved Val. of Farm Value of Val. of Farm Value of Census Years Farms in

Land Land and Farm Impl. and all Farm Farms in Farms Building Live Stock Machinery Property Number Acres Acres 1 Dollars Dollars Dollars

Dollars 1850.

170,621 19, 119,084 12,408,964 554,546,642 73,570,499 22,084,926 650,202,067 1860

196,990 20,974,958 14,358,403 803,343,593 103,856,296 29, 166,695 936,366,584 1870

216,253 22,190.810 15,627,206 1,018, 286,213 140.706, 169 36,798,170 1,195,790,552 1880

241,058 23,780,754 17,717,862 1,056,176,741 117,868,283 42,592,741|1,216,637,765 1890

226,223 21,961.562 16,389,380 968,127,286 124,523,965 46.659,4651,139,310,716 1900

226,720 22,648,109 15,599.986 888,134,180 125,583,715 56,006,000 1,069,723,895 1910

215,597 22,030,367 14,844,039 1,184,745.829 183,090,844 83,644,822 1,451,481,495 1920

193,195 20,632,803 13,158,781 1,425,061,740 313,554,695 169,866,766 1,908,483, 201 1925 188,754 19,269,926

1,367,125,391 170,419,127 169,385,2521.706,929,770 1930 159,806 17,979,633

1,315,904,741 222,250,942 173,606,369 1,711,762,052 1935. 177,025 18,685,741

1,045,391,981 1940. 153,238 17,170,3371 10,236,846| 947,073,893

138.341,935 Improved land in farms (1940) includes (acres) ---crop lands harvested (6,581,296); crop failure (132,780); crop land idle or fallow (742,791); plowable pasture (2,779,979). Woodland (3,022,323) and all other land (3,911,168) are not included.

Live stock census (April 1, 1940)-horses and colts, 271,917 (colts, 8.946); mules and mule coits, 3,364 (colts, 33); cattle and calves, 1,927,305 (cows and heifers, 1,374,140), (milk cows, 1,361,600). Hogs and pigs, 194,708; sheep and lambs, 285,172; wool shorn, 1,853,865 lbs.


Land in Farms


St. Lawrence.



32,347 300,638 673,211

87 401,363 332,762 337,272 312,589 212,331

23,477 282,499 515,700 373,716 343,863 301,363 213,498 388,861 513,337 53,076

2,873 268,552


18.857 1,001,289 259, 324

71,837 304,574 155,974 172,700 706,899

99,671 286,503 262,396 240,632 314,765 130,372 417,432 325,462

41,033 333, 115

185,999 17,979,633

278,231 566,280

1.252 384,832 645,088 396,264 593,606 208,813 512,586 445,629 340,387 282,382 745,026 436,730 538,052 310,596 408,135 196,260 276.617 282,749

36,441 334,277 696,145

1,080 437,208 353,170 362,459 359,877 227,035

59,353 289,691 611,634 429,881 368,940 350.268 230,877 462,522 573,287 113,010

14,148 307,630


40,140 1,047, 151 336.846 102,542 344,841 176,002 188.210 759,364 159,249 414,841 281,272 253,781 408,798 214,215 434,167 346,205 104,022 349,728

198,613 20,632,803

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1915.. 1920. 1925.. 1930.. 1932.. 1933.. 1934. 1935. 1936.. 1937.. 1938. 1939 1940.

770 29,260 22.823 380 8.740 8,827 1,190 45,815 20,617 4,600 4,968) 77.998) 355 25,560 20,959 753 30.120 34,939 454 9,387 16,427 1.058 37.030 24.810 4.903 5,293 124.915 317 39.625 46.758 657 23.652 22.942 308 5,706 8,673 1,008/34,272 17 3214,713 5.433 79,322) 251 22,339| 48,029 560 16,800 15,120 224 4,022 3,177 782 33136 14,580 3,953 4,554 65,5781 212 24,804 22,324 629/22,015 9.907 2014.086 2,043 863 26,753 7,491 3.971 4,842 35,347 245 33,075 12.238 623 19,313 11.974 233 4,512 3,700 820 16,810 7,060 4,053 4,572 43,434 238 29,274 21.956 698 24.081 21.191 2634,714 4,525 836 22,990 12,644 4,108 3,985 64,557) 269 38,467 15.387 734 24,956 20,713 283 6,457 5,300 853 25,590 9,980 4,1325,582 46.397 253 27,830 19,203 640|19,840 23,411 282 5,743 6,146 836 18,392 9.932 4.139 4,222 49,397 220 26,400 29,040 672 123.856|18.608 346 8.276 7.945 752 18.800 8,836 4,0645,703 46,765 22728,375 15,606 685 25,345 15,714 30317,533 4,899 782 26,583 9,306 4.009 5,436 39,139 220 26,840 17,983 699 24,465 16.881 273 6,382 5,175 782 25,806 10,580 3,962 4,179 49,312 211 26,797 22,777 692121,452115,8741 30917,996 6,086 821 29.966 11,867 4.000 5,554 46,654 213 26.838 16,571

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1925 665 4,620 3,557 37 518

518 2333,961 3,406 1935 1544,158 2,079 27 405 235 140 2,380 1,333 1930 170 5,270 3,267 24 384 284 186 2.883 2,306 1936 151 2.718 2.202 19 304 261 1122,016 1.653 1931 175 4,200 1,890 21 357 189 158 2,844 1.166 1937 133 3,059 1.958) 29 508 411144 2,448 1,518 1932 160 4.080 1.591 19 294 147 149 2,458 983 1938 146 4,30712,0671 19

323 178 16112,496 1.298 1933 165 3.218 1.770 18 270 197 139 2.641 1,347 1939 1463,942 2,129 22 341 205 134 2,077 1.350 1934 163/3,586/2,510 251 332 266 14712,91111,630 1940 13113,799 1.9371 25


246 133 2,194 1,119 of 132,100 farms operated by owners (1940) 65,377 were free from mortgage (53.4 per cent). The amount of mortgage debt was $131, 179,579, averaging $2,468 per mortgaged farm, Farm real estate taxes totaled $12,080,140 ($1.06 per acre).


Source: State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Apples Peaches/ Pears Grapes Cher's

Apples Peachesi Pears


Cher's 1.000 1,000 1,000

1,000 1,000 1,000 Bush. Bush. Bush. Tons Tons

Bush. Bush. Bush. Tons Tons 1925.. 22.940 1,668 2,496 51,840 15.300||1935. 16,875 793 663 66,500 22,550 1930. 22,742 1,717 1,890 75.624 25.000||1936, 11,876 1,232 1,231 49,300 13,280 1931. 17,902 1,860

97.378 17.000 1937. 24,340 1.806 1,305 89.100 21.750 1932.. 22,197 1,663 1,745 67.971 25,6271938. 16.380 1,134 1,924 55,600 16.900 1933.. 16.060 1,092 900 64,800) 10,7541939. 14.500 1,732 1.749 75,600 27,210 1934.. 11,8441 41 49.011 49, 400 19.220) 1940. 12,936 1,350 1,670 75,800 22,130

Apple figures 1925-1937 cover total crop harvested; 1939, commercial crop only; the 1938 commercial crop was 10,464,000 bushels.

Other 1940 N. Y. State crops Soybeans, 140,000 bu.; dry beans, 903,000 bags of 100 lbs. each; tobacco, 2.080.000 lbs.; maple sugar, 212,000 lbs.; maple syrup, 734,000 gals.


Savings Bank Life Insurance in New York

Source: Edward A. Richards, President of the Organization. The law permitting savings banks in the State of surance company. The bank does all the clerical New York to sell Savings Bank Life Insurance is work in its own books, collecting premiums and administered by seven trustees of Savings Banks investing the reserves. It is not necessary that one Life Insurance Fund, a body corporate. The

be a depositor in a bank to secure Savings Bank

Life Insurance. trustees of the Fund are appointed by the Super

The system is operated on the legal reserve intendent of Banks with the approval of the Gover

basis. Banks are allowed to invest in the Savings nor. Each trustee must be a trustee of a savings

Banks Life Insurance Fund. In addition to the bank and five of the trustees must be chosen from

investment by the Savings Department of the lists submitted by the banks. Two are nominated

banks, 2 of each premium collected is also paid independently by the Superintendent of Banks.

into the Fund. The insurance departments of the individual

At the end of each fiscal year the Fund Trustees banks are under the supervision of the Superin

average the death losses in all banks. Those banks tendent of Banks. The Superintendent of Insur

which have a better than average mortality rate ance maintains the same supervisory control over

reimburse those banks which have a less than the insurance departments of the individual banks

average rate. Thus, no one bank experiences a that he does over individual life insurance com

greater death loss than any other bank in this panies.

method of levelling out mortality among all The trustees of Savings Banks Life Insurance

banks Fund prepare the rates, policy forms, bookkeeping

As of Sept. 1, 1941, there were seventeen banks and record forms and all other forms and docu

licensed to issue policies of life insurance, and ments necessary for the conduct of the business

fifteen banks licensed to act as agents for issuing with the assistance of an actuarial director. The

banks. Agency banks receive applications and Medical Director approves or declines applications

collect premiums for the issuing banks for which forwarded by savings banks. The Life Insurance Department of a bank can

they receive a small collection fee.

Premiums of Savings Bank Life Insurance are write a policy not greater than $1,000 on any one life and one person can secure not more than

taxed at the same rate as premiums of domestic $3,000 in any number of banks. A record of each

life insurance companies. application, a copy of the report of applicant's

The Savings Bank Life Insurance system in New physical examination and a record of applicant's York as of Sept. 1, 1941, had in force $16,407,782 age, address, type of policy and amount of in- of insurance representing 20,223 policies. surance is kept. The Life Insurance Department "Most of this insurance has been written in small of each insuring bank is constituted like an in- amounts on persons of limited income."

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