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Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes

August 15

Aug 15, 1920

  • Francis Bannerman VI (1851-1918)
  • 1900 Francis Bannerman purchased Pollepel Island
    – 6.5-acre island in the Hudson River
    – 50 miles north of New York City
  • 1920 Bannerman’s Island black-powder house explodes
  • 1967  the family sold Bannerman island to New York State
    – surplus warehouse was abandoned
  • 1969 Bannerman’s Island Castle warehouse burns down
  • Today the Bannerman Castle Trust preserves the castle & island

 

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