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100 Years of West PointIllustration Benny Havens - New York Times Article, 1894

Old news items about West Point from the New York Times Archives
More than 100 years ago, some are as early as 1894...

...Sergeant Owens, Though Unpopular with Cadets (Illustration, Benny Havens, right)  ... "It was his Duty in Olden Days to See that the Young Soldiers did not go where they Shouldn't."  Charming article about Owens & Benny Havens.  [PDF from the New York Times Archives.]  Nov 25, 1894

Old Forts Along the Hudson--Built During the Years of the Revolutionary War.  Picturesque Ruins Now, but Once Formidable... West Point, N.Y., November 10...  [PDF from the NYTimes Archives] November 11, 1894

Bridge at West Point
The Hudson to be Crossed by Railroad Trains Near St. Anthony's Nose. WEST POINT, March 18.--There is a dent on St. Anthony's Nose.  Had it been there in Washington Irving's time there is no telling how he would have accounted for it.  Everybody who has read "Knickerbocker's History of New-York" should know that St. Anthony's Nose is one of the principal hills of the Highland range... [PDF from the NYTimes Archives] March 19, 1896