The Jervis McEntee Diaries - April 30, 1883

Diary Entry:

Monday, Apr 30, 1883 Walked with "Park" who always goes with me up to Wiltwyck cemetery to the rail road and down the back to the bridge through the tunnel. The road is rapidly approaching completion. They are building a wall along the cemetery and ballasting the track to the end of the bridge preparatory to laying the track which is down almost to the tunnel. The bridge is practically finished and they are taking down the scaffolding. The track has reached the south end and a train of cars loaded with iron stood there. Looking out of my window today I saw a locomotive coming up the valley along Hussey Hill. It has been a little warmer today so that I wheeled my mother out on the back porch. Came down by evening train. Met Major Wilkinson on the ferry boat. We sat together as far as Pokeepsie, where we took a carriage and went up into the town and had lunch at a restaurant and I took a later train which arrived in N. Y. at 10 oclock.

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