By the mid-19th Century, the famous Indian Ladder Region of the Helderberg had become a vacation-seeker’s paradise. Escaping the summer heat of the city for the elevated cool mountain breezes and fresh air of forest and field became a habit for many travelers in search of rest and recreation.
For its entire existence, Altamont has been defined by and has been enhanced by a strong sense of volunteerism in its citizens. For over 50 years, the Schilling family has personified that sense of volunteerism.
This letter is in response to the article in the Aug. 21 edition of The Altamont Enterprise regarding the reconstruction of Krumkill Road. The article refers to the cause of the road damage being related to Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.