Back then, wood was used to “burn the kiln” to fire the brick.In the spring of 1928, I was put to work as a “mold pusher”. Each mold contained 6 raw bricks and in a 7 hour shift, we made 43,000 bricks.
From there he handled the output of many yards along the river. As he was driving through the woods two miles south of Hudson, carrying a large sum of money to pay the employees of the company, Mr Fowler was attacked and shot by five highwaymen, others acting as signal men, and died two hours later at the Hudson Hospital, September 3,. The salary for an average worker was 1-2 dollars every 10 hours.
(Rockland County Messenger, Jan 22, 1903) Brewster J. He attended the Stony Point District School and the Peekskill Military Academy, where he took up the study of surveying.
The hole was bought by John Carbo who had a company on Christian Lane.
Because this brickyard had what was known as an “open yard”, it operated only in the late spring, summer, and early autumn.
When the brickyard shut down for the winter, I went to work on Riberdy’s farm in Waterford.