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A Fascinating Part of Rockland's Rich Past

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Written  by John Murphy 

In the Fall of this year, Tom Reily, a respected historian and author, and County Legislator John Murphy will make at presentation was part of Bob Martin’s popular 20 year Arm Chair Tour of Rockland’s history and places.
Tom and John will talk about all the orphanages, over a dozen, that once existed in Rockland.

Some of them were St. Agnes in Sparkill; St. Dominic’s in Blauvelt; St. Agatha’s in Nanuet; St. Joseph’s in Piermont; House of the Good Shepard in Haverstraw/Stony Point; Woody Crest-Happy Valley-Five Points in Pomona; Lakeside and Edwin Gould in Ramapo;

They would like to hear from anyone who can tell them anything about these institutions and more importantly, provide them with photos . Simply email Legislatorjohnmurphy@gmail.com or Tom Reily at totrwriter@aol.com. 

It’s  a fascinating forgotten story, but a significant part of Rockland's history.
Kevin Barry July 09, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Unfortunately for people down here in Orangetown, our legislator John Murphy is no help at all to the people in his district. $140 million in the hole and he goes of on a PubTour of Ireland. I think he feels his job is to promote his little pet projects that he is involved in, this being one of them. Taxation without Representation in our district.

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