By Eileen Ucekay
On Monday, Sept. 18 the Greater Winfield Historical Society listened to a very interesting presentation by Elizabeth ‘Perk’ Stalter, the Brookfield Town Historian.
The topic was the Palisades, which are on the Hudson River and go between New York and New Jersey and the development of Palisades Park, which span many miles and was used by many communities.
The name Palisades derives from construction characteristic of early wooden forts made from sharp wooden logs used for defense during the Revolutionary War.
The British campaign during this time took place in the area of the Palisades which are a series of cliffs.