A major center for the industry was Haverstraw (in Rockland County, NY) located at the widest point on the river, where prime raw material in the rich, blue clay, and a skilled local workforce combined to make the area "the Brickmaking Capital of the World," as it had been called.

Haverstraw along the Hudson River

​​​​​​​​​​​​THOMAS L. WATSON

Mayor of Haverstraw​​​​​​​
First African American elected as Mayor of a Village, in the State of New York.
1989 - 1995

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Angela Davis

Exclusive: Activist Angela Davis still comes to Rockland after critics shut down school-related appearance

Malcolm X at 98: Angela Davis on His Enduring Legacy & the "Long Struggle for Liberation"

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