Port Jervis, NY: Hittville


That small upper NY state town where Orrie Hitt lived, Point Jervis, and is often the back drop of many (but not all) of his books, had two interesting writers as temporary residents:

  • Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist, lived near Port Jervis in Cuddebackville early in his career, until he was fired from the local newspaper after physically assaulting a vending machine.
  • Stephen Crane 19th century American author (1871-1900) wrote the Red Badge of Courage while staying at his brother William’s house on East Main Street.

More info on Port Jervis here.

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