Dedication of Historic Roadside Marker

Contributed photoThe unveiling and dedication of a Historic Roadside Marker in West Kill to honor Rev. Levi L. Hill, pastor of the West Kill Baptist Church in the 1840s, was held Aug. 7. Rev. Hill has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institute as developing a color photographic technique in the early 1850s. Rev. Hill discovered the process through his experiments while he was a resident in the hamlet of West Kill. Pictured from the left are Dixie Baldrey, former Town of Lexington Supervisor; Jonathan Palmer, Greene County Historian; Mary Palazzolo, Town of Lexington Historian; Christine Dwon, Town of Lexington Deputy Historian; and Lorraine Banks, President of the Town of Lexington Historical Society. NYS Historic Marker funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

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