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110 Years Ago - 1911In the booth of weights and measures at the Madison Square Garden Food Show was a sign stating that Sullivan County was among the three worst counties in the state. Only 47 out of … more
The Supervisor’s race in the town of Liberty in 1947 was one of the strangest—and most drawn out-- in Sullivan County history. The race pitted the popular Democrat, Francis … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 Acting under the most secretive operations, surveyors have been stopping at Bridgeville and Monticello making surveys of the Neversink Valley below Bridge­ville in the … more
On October 14, 1899, the imposing Administration Building at the Loomis Sanitarium was reduced to little more than a pile of rubble in less than three hours by a fire the Liberty Register newspaper … more
130 Years Ago - 1891 The firm in Liberty known as Young and Messiter has been changed to Young, Messiter and Co. Frank Md. Dodge of Rockland and Charles Messiter have been taken in as … more
While the Upper Delaware River Valley was still a rugged frontier wilderness in the middle of the 18th century, farmland was becoming scarce in eastern Connecticut, and some of the Connecticut … more
110 Years Ago - 1911   Miss Bertha A. Rudolph and Floyd L. Brown of Monticello were married there Thursday. The couple were attended by the groom’s sister, Miss Lena E. Brown and … more
North America was still mostly an uncivilized place in the early 1750s, and open warfare between the British and the French in their struggle to control the new continent, as well as the unhappiness … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 Callicoon has had the honor of entertaining “Jimmy” Ward, the famous aviator, who is flying from New York City to San Francisco for the Hearst $50,000 prize, for … more
The Remarkable Life of James Beecher, Ed Van Put’s fourth book, was recently published and tells the tale of a historic figure in the Beaverkill Valley. Van Put’s other books revolved … more
Timber rafting was once the linchpin of the area’s economy. It was the first industry to develop in the wild, desolate region that is today known as Sullivan County, predating both the tanning … more
140 Years Ago - 1881 W.C. Brand and wife are boarding at the Jeffersonville House. Arthur Bird has purchased the organ business for Sullivan County from James Munn, and will start out in that … more
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