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140 Years Ago - 1884 Your correspondent “C” falls into an error in regard to the name of our village and his error is so common that I will endeavor to set him and the general public … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 A week ago as Mrs. William Hessinger, near Callicoon, was boiling soft soap, their oldest child, a two-year-old girl, drank some of the strong lye from the basin, unknown to … more
In June of 1896, the face of Sullivan County was changed forever, as the Loomis Memorial Sanitarium for Consumptives just outside Liberty admitted its first 12 patients. The original five … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Last Saturday night, somebody took great pains in completely daubing a new lumber wagon with black paint, which stood in the street opposite the barber shop in … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Hank Smith is the funniest looking object we have seen in a long time. A hurricane seems to have blown his mustache clean off. If anybody wants to see a McDonell … more
Decoration Day, Tuesday, May 30, 1939, turned out to be a day Melvin Holt and George Dubner, two boys from Brooklyn vacationing with their families in Loch Sheldrake, would never forget. Holt … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Long Eddy — Vegetation in this section had a very hard struggle with the frost on May 28. Leaves and blossoms on chestnut and butternut trees were all killed and those … more
By most accounts, Memorial Day as it is presently celebrated has its roots in the tradition begun on May 30, 1868 of decorating with freshly bloomed flowers the graves of those soldiers who gave … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The school known as the “Brag Hollow” in the Town of Fremont has had three teachers since last fall. The first, a Miss Layton, received an offer that evidently … more
He was born in Southold, Long Island on December 11, 1743, and moved with his family to the banks of the Otterkill near Goshen just three years later. His father, a Colonel in the New York State … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 A gang of men are engaged in repairing the telegraph line of the Western Union Company between Port Jervis and Monticello. The men are under the direction of Supt. Holmes … more
Those familiar with the history of the Sullivan County resort industry are well aware of the process. After a long, dormant winter, the resorts awakened in the spring to prepare for the summer … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 It has been learned recently that Philip, son of Michael Leins of Callicoon, and Henry Weber of New York City, have formed a co-partnership at 191 Reader St. The produce … more
Neversink, Minisink, Mamakating, Shawangunk-- most people who have lived in Sullivan County for any length of time, or have visited here regularly, are aware of these rather strange sounding place … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Christopher Bauernfeind of North Branch is erecting, for the convenience of the public, a large shed, 22x40. John Fuhrer has purchased the farm of John Schoor of Pike … more
In his ‘History of Sullivan County,” published in 1873, James Eldridge Quinlan labeled Cushetunk resident Nathaniel Evans a “mischief making fellow and a nuisance” to his … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The semi-annual Fair and Cattle market of the Town of Delaware will be held at the Halfway House on Monday. Music will be furnished by the Jeffersonville String Band. … more
The summer of 1929 was a significant one in the history of Sullivan County’s resort industry. In Fallsburg, the Flagler Hotel, perhaps the most prominent of the County’s hotels at … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The famous Fillwever-Knack lawsuit that has been pending before Squire Harding for a couple of months is expected to be heard next Friday. The time the trial came on in the … more
On April 26, 1849, the first boat crossed over the newly built wire rope suspension aqueduct on the Delaware River designed by John A. Roebling for the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company. … more
130 Years Ago - 1894 After his wagon repository is finished, A. Inderlied will also side and paint the blacksmith shop. This will be a decided improvement in that part of town. We … more
150 Years Ago - 1874 While drawing some ice last Thursday, Louis Huff capsized his load and, falling down, he was pinned to the ground under the cooling pressure of five cakes of ice. It is a … more
Catherine Staigele was born in Brooklyn in 1870, but spent nearly all of her professional life in Sullivan County. She was as accomplished during her lifetime as perhaps any woman in the area, and … more
150 Years Ago -   1874 We notice the Jeffersonville Record this week makes the announcement that they have begun to observe the Sabbath in that place. There is some hope of them yet. A few … more
Back in 2005, author Yvonne David set her first children’s book, “Out of the Apple Orchard” in the hamlet of Mountaindale in 1910. The book told the story of a young boy named Adam … more
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