Powers Grove was a park on the north end of Green Island, on the west side of the Hudson River roughly opposite from 101st to 103rd Street in the Village of Lansingburgh. Formed in 1864, it became an amusement park around 1908 named Mohawk Pines and Zoo.
TO LET—For a term of years, the Garden lots and premises now occupied by Richard Powers, on the upper part of Green Island, containing about 50 acres
GEO. M. TIBBITS.
“New Advertisements.” Troy Daily Times. January 15, 1858: 3 col 3.
TO RENT—The market garden on the north end of Green Island, now occupied by Richard Powers.
G. M. TIBBITS, 33 First st.
“Real Estate.” Troy Daily Times. January 21, 1864: 1 col 2.
☞ PIC NIC.—The First Baptist Sabbath School (Rev. Dr. Baldwin, pastor—W. D. Clegg, superintendent) had a crowded and delightful pic nic at a grove on Green Island, yesterday. They desire us to make their acknowledgements to Superintendent Barton for the excellent arrangements of the Troy and Cohoes Railway.
Troy Daily Times. July 28, 1864: 3 col 3.
☞ A YOUNG LADY lost a gold locket and chain at the picnic in Powers’ Grove, Green Island, yesterday. It was marked “Nettie.” Any person finding the same will receive the thanks of the owner by leaving it at this office.
Troy Daily Whig. July 28, 1864: 3 col 5.
The old Powers farmhouse, a two-story frame clapboard structure, was near the northeasterly end of Green Island, south of the D&H bridge, spanning the Mohawk River. (Samuel N. Hutchinson’s “History of Green Island,” Pg. 8.) The house was nearly opposite the present 102nd street, Lansingburgh. What later became a summer amusement place, known as Mohawk Pines and later Ford Park, was known years before as Powers’ Grove, due to its proximity to the Powers’ farm premises.
Calkins, Herbert A. “How Times And Events Change Through The Years.” Times Record. June 29, 1963: B2.