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Decorative print of Haverstraw or Warren Landing, lithographed by Bichbois, which appeared in Jacques Milbert's rare Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson &c

Milbert travelled to the United States in 1815 and returned to France in 1823. During his stay he studied and recorded information about the topography, flora & fauna and social history of the US. He also made a series of sketches of the areas through which he traveled which culminated in the publication of his Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des parties laterales de L'Amerique du Nord.

Haverstraw was founded in 1666 called Florus Falls and also Waynesburgh, but was not was legally established until March 11, 1854, as the Village of Warren, after Joseph Warren, a Major General who had died at the Battle of Breed's Hill in 1775 during the Revolutionary War.