Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday August 31, 1872

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 31, 1872, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Aug 31, 1872- Consumed the forenoon in making a frame for my sketching box to hold my mill boards. It takes a long experience to get a sketch box all right. In the afternoon Calvert, Downing and I took a walk across Jacobs Valley to the "Keykout" where I think I may have been once before many years ago. The Walkill Valley Rail Road which we crossed at its intersection with the old Wilbur road has been graded for a year or more and the track is not laid within two miles of Kingston. Jacobs Valley has undergone many transformations since the days when I used to catch trout there. It is a great pity that the two villages had not secured this and a space each side of it for a park. It could have made a charming place.

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