Beacon real estate is heating up.
Lots of shoutouts to names I recognize. The house two over from mine for sale is featured.
One shocker for me:
The mountain, immortalized on the New York State Seal, draws hikers.
I am embarrassed to say I had no idea!
In 1885, the 1850's version of the New York State Coat of Arms was selected by the Legislature as the "permanent design and legal form." According to Joseph Gavit in New York History, Volume XXXI, the seal symbolizes the following:
Parts of New York State Seal Used By The Senate
1. In the center, a shield reveals the sun rising behind Mount Beacon over the Hudson River. "The shield symbolizes in the full sun the name and idea of Old York and the old world; the mountains, river and meadow, with the ships, convey the name and idea of New York in the new world."