Description What else can history teach us? Only the vanity of believing we can impose our theories on history. Any philosophy which asserts that human experience repeats itself is ineffectual.~Jacques EllulPhotographed at the Gomez Mill House, Marlborough, New York, USA. This is the old grist mill, complete with working waterwheel.Textures courtesy of TextureTime.comThe history of this property, mill, and home are as follows:In 1714 Luis Moses Gomez, who as a child, had fled with his family from the Spanish inquisition, purchased 6,000 acres of land along the Hudson Highlands where several Native American trails converged. On the southwestern corner, he built a field stone blockhouse trading post into the side of a hill along a stream that became known as 'Jews Creek.'The great walls of the trading post - which are about two feet thick - survive, as do two original fireplaces and evidence of the limestone floors that covered the ground of the main room. The main resources of timber and lime drove the industry he and his son Daniel conducted on the property. The trading post served to provide basic commodities to other local residents, settlers traveling north and the few remaining Native Americans still trading along the Hudson River. On a northern point of the river front property, stood the Duyfil's Danskammer, a Native American ceremonial campsite described in the ship's diaries of Henry Hudson in 1609. For over thirty years, Luis Gomez and his sons conducted a thriving enterprise from the trading post. A leader of Colonial Jewish America, Luis Moses Gomez became parnas (president) of Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation. Under his leadership, he led the drive to build the Mill Street Synagogue, the first Synagogue in New York. Among the more prominent descendants and extended family were the poet Emma Lazarus and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, and New York Governor Hamilton Fish.Before the Revolutionary War, Gomez Mill House was purchas
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