from "The field where the 'broken people' lie" in The
Times Herald-Record February 3, 2001
By Jeremiah Horrigan email@example.com (See on-line article without photos)
|Photocopy by Ken Bizzigotti / The Record-Photo courtesy of Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection.|
|"This is a copy of a photo by H.L. Schultz showing the Ulster County Home on Libertyville Road in New Paltz, now the Ulster County Fairgrounds. The Ulster County Home, "the poorhouse," was known as a place that housed the destitute, the damaged and the mad; people who ran out of money, luck or both; people who never had much of either to begin with; and the friendless elderly and the certifiably insane."|
|"Susan Stessin-Cohn, adjunct professor of elementary education at SUNY New Paltz, stands next to an old tombstone in a pauper's cemetery in the Town of New Paltz. Stessin-Cohn has taken on the challenge of finding out as much as she can about the people buried there."||
Sorry, but we had to remove this photo also.
See note above.
|Ken Bizzigotti / The Record|