New Historic Marker features the legend of Claudius Smith “Cowboy of the Ramapos”
Many stories emerged about Claudius Smith over the years. Until the 1920’s locals would point to a tree in the churchyard and claim it was where Smith was hanged. Others tell tales of the caves where his treasures are still waiting to be uncovered. The most persistent legend about Claudius Smith is that his skull was placed over the doorway of the Goshen Courthouse when it was erected in 1841.
Feel free to celebrate the Halloween season and dress like a patriot or a loyalist for the occasion.