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The rise and fall of Dutchess County railroads

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From left, Paul Stich, John Desmond and Joe Sullivan stood with a poster featuring the reconstructed Hopewell Depot in Hopewell Junction. The depot is very similar to the one that stood in Millbrook during the heyday of the railroads in Dutchess County. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK— From small agrarian communities to bustling hubs of commerce, much of Dutchess County development coming into the 20th Century was due to the advent of the railroad.

The year 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad into Millbrook, and the Millbrook Historical Society took note of this with the topic of its first fall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, by inviting three gentlemen from the Hopewell Junction Restoration program to speak.

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