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City of Peekskill, New York (Enter Peekskill's Hudson River Gallery)

The City of Peekskill traces its origins to Jan Peeckā€™s mid-17th century trading post on Annsville Creek. By 1764 Peekskill Landing was settled along the Hudson River. In 1776 the Continental Army established a supply depot at Peekskill, which supplied food, ammunition and supplies to American positions up and down the river. It also served as the base camp for the American Army in the Hudson Valley during the first years of the Revolution.

In 1816 Peekskill was incorporated as a village, and by the late 18th century it had established itself as a busy port, transporting people, agricultural products and goods from Northern Westchester to New York City by sloop and, eventually, steamship. In the 19th century Peekskill became a center for manufacturing as well, and was the site of many iron foundries that made stoves and ploughshares. Incorporated as a city in 1940, it is, today, experiencing a resurgence as a center for artists.