Hudson Valley Town Featured In PBS Documentary
An upcoming documentary series airing on PBS is about to feature some Hudson Valley history.
According to LoHud, the show will be called 10 Streets That Changed America, and it will prominently focus on Boston Post Road in Rye, which was originally created for America's mail carriers 250 years ago.
The road originally ran from New York City to Boston, and there are three signposts in Rye that acted as markers of distance alongside it. There has been disagreement about one stone signpost's historic value - it's officially credited as being built by Benjamin Franklin, but others believe it wasn't erected until after Franklin's death.
The season will begin on July 10th on PBS and the station is expecting more then 2 million viewers. In addition, a screening of the documentary will be held at the Jay Heritage Center on the Boston Post Road in Rye on July 29th.