On March 14, 2019 the Town of Fishkill Planning Board read the draft of their report on potential environmental and cultural impacts of development on the property known as the Fishkill Supply Depot. The last ten minutes of their report can be viewed on YouTube below. Letters pertaining to this property will only be considered by the board if they are received before April 1st.
The final decision regarding the fate of the "Fishkill Supply Depot" will be announced on April 11th at Town Hall 807 Rt. 52 in Fishkill at 7PM.
This week the office received inquiries from several concerned citizens who wanted to know what happened to the historic butter factory commemorative plaque that has been in place since 1956. The stone is located at 6 Gouge Street, Campbell Hall, NY 10916.
I went to ask the neighbors and to take a look and it is indeed missing. If you have any tips about what may have happened to this monument please let us know.
The small metal plaque read:
with an abundance of cool water,
determined the site of
the first butter factory
in the United States
R.W. Woodhull, Owner
George Gouge, Buttermaker
This monument was placed here
through the courtesy of the:
Town of Hamptonburg, Orange County
Hamptonburg Grange No. 950
Cornell Dairy Science Association
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