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110 Years Ago - 1911 Last Thursday a special meeting was held at the Callicoon firehouse  for the purpose of voting on the proposition as to whether or not the district would pay the … more
140 Years Ago - 1881   Philip Hembdt of the Halfway House left some stalks of peavine clover five feet seven inches in length at this office. He has four acres all of which is just as … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 Thursday afternoon during the extremely heavy showers, which were accompanied by thunder and lightning, the barn on Adam Gorr’s farm on the hill was struck by lightning … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 The White Steamer touring car belonging to Martin Hermann was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday evening in front of the home of Henry Mauer in the Beechwoods. Mr. Hermann … more
110 Years Ago -1911 From the Sullivan County Democrat, June 17, 1911, issue: Our popular girl Piano Contest is ended and Miss Mary Bretchel of Cochecton is the winner by an enormous majority. She … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 The commencement exercises of the Callicoon High School were held in Assembly Hall on Friday and Saturday evening. Only one student, Jessie Walthart, was graduated this year, … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 John Gerken of Callicoon Center was drowned in the Delaware River at Lackawaxen on Sunday while in bathing and as we go to press, the body has not yet been recovered. He was … more
140 Years Ago - 1881 Father Stalley of Port Jervis delivered a temperance address in the schoolhouse at Pond Eddy. Twenty-six more pledged themselves to use no more bug juice. This makes 86 who … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 The most beautiful and costliest building in Sullivan County was dedicated on May 30. Dedication of St. Joseph's, the new college erected by the Franciscan Fathers at … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 The people of Cochecton were greatly aroused on Thursday afternoon when the cry of fire was heard, and the double house owned by William Dermody, and occupied by his father … more
140 Years Ago - 1881 A post of the G.A.R. has been organized in Woodbourne. The compensation of Supervisors is now fixed by law at $3 for every day of actual service. If the person who took … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 The directors of the Liberty National Bank held their first meeting last Thursday afternoon at the Mansion House, Liberty. E.W. Grant was elected president; B.F. Green, vice … more
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