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As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.
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Bronxville
Westchester County
Hudson Valley

Bronxville is located in the southern part of Westchester County, New York; with Yonkers to the west, Eastchester to the east, and Mount Vernon to the south of Bronxville.

History of Bronxville
Local Indian tribes deeded this region to British colonists in 1666. The earliest settlers are believed to be the Underhill and Morgan families who arrived here in the first half of the 18th century. Both families farmed and tended orchards. The Underhills also established the first local factory. Manufacturing was part of the Bronxville scene for almost two centuries, until 1922 when the last factory, the Kraft leather tannery, vanished in a spectacular blaze. It was almost a century after the arrival of the Underhills and Morgans before the next modest influx of settlers would make their mark. Alexander Masterton, a prosperous stonecutter from Scotland, was lured by quarries of fine white marble that were discovered in nearby Tuckahoe in 1822.

In 1844 the Harlem Railroad reached Underhill’s Crossing on its way to White Plains. The 1850's was a time of change in the Village. Underhill’s Crossing changed its name to Bronxville, as the Underhills sold off most of their remaining land. The first commuters arrived in the 1850's, including the DeWitt brothers, several of whom practiced law in the Wall Street area.

About Bronxville
There are many things to do in and around Bronxville. Learn about activities, attractions, places to go, and things to do this weekend, in or near Bronxville. Visit local and state parks near Bronxville. Play golf at some of the country's best golf courses in Bronxville and in Westchester County. Pelham Country Club was designed by golf architect Devereux Emmet, who has created several championship golf courses in Westchester County. Cut from virgin woodland, stretching around and over rolling, low-lying hills, the golf course at Pelham Country Club, opens up varying vistas of great beauty.

Visit the antique shops in and around Bronxville. Find antiques in Pelham, Bronxville, or Eastchester. Select from a wide range of outdoor activities around Bronxville and in Westchester, New York. Go biking at Bronx River Pathway, an 807-acre linear park created as an adjunct to the construction of the Bronx River Parkway that was opened in 1925. On Sundays during spring and autumn, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicular traffic for the county’s popular Bike & Skate Sundays program. Children love picnics; take the kids on a picnic in Southern Westchester at one of the many beautiful parks in the area. Go on a nature walk at Twin Lakes Nature Study. Twin Lakes Park was named after the two lakes on the property. The park contains mostly wooded areas but there are also fields and marshlands and several ponds. Two stables hire out horses for riding on existing bridle trails. Enjoy horseback riding, fishing, or go hiking with the family. In the winter, children and parents alike will enjoy ice skating at Twin Lakes Park.

If you live in Manhattan or are planning a visit to New York City, you can easily take a train from Grand Central to Bronxville. Go to Grand Central Station and take the MTA Metro-North to Bronxville located at 113 Kraft Avenue between Sagamore Road & Park Place (Northbound). Bronxville Station is only 15.3 miles from Grand Central Terminal.




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