New Website Contains Remarkable Images & Documents
Anyone interested in the history of Davids Island, our region, or our military should spend a few hours exploring the remarkable new website entitled “The Army’s Century on Davids Island.”
The result of painstaking work by the Army Corps of Engineers and Westchester County Historical and Archives officials, with invaluable contributions from City Historian Barbara Davis and essential funding from Congresswoman Nita Lowey, this website may be the finest historical record of an American military facility ever produced.
Many of us hoped that it would be possible to preserve some of the physical remnants of Fort Slocum, but their deteriorated condition made this highly impractical. This fascinating site is the next best thing, making the history of Davids Island more accessible to the public than ever before.