The tiny hamlet of Gardiner, summer, 1970… once the few shops on Main Street closed and the local baseball game wrapped for the night a country quiet and darkness enveloped the place. Having grown up in the shadows of New York City, the peaceful town of Gardiner seemed like everything I had missed in a noisy life. A group of us—seven to be exact—freshly graduated from SUNY New Paltz, took up residence there, across the street from the dark and…
Where did our town get its name?
Please allow us to set the historical record straight.