The most pronounced of these upfolded strata in New York form the low Shawangunk mountains, which descend, toward the S.E., to a lowland region of folded strata of limestone, slate and other rocks in Orange and Dutchess counties.
Shore of Lake Ontario and in Dutchess and Ulster counties in the Hudson Valley.
From Tuckahoe, Westchester county, has been taken white marble, used in some of the finest buildings in New York City, and a similar marble is obtained ih Putnam and Dutchess counties.
JAMES KIRKE PAULDING (1778-1860), American writer and politician, was born in Dutchess county, New York, on the 22nd of August 1778.
From 1841 until his death on the 6th of April 1860 he lived near Hyde Park, in Dutchess county, New York.