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When the weekly newspaper column known as Retrospect made its debut in July of 1987, it was a much different column than it is today. Although there was an occasional foray into formal local history, … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Walter Bury, assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Roscoe, was united in marriage Tuesday to Miss Margaret Muesgeier, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godrey Muesgeier, … more
It is a legend in this region that during the 17th century, the valleys framed by the Delaware, Mongaup and Neversink Rivers were rich and verdant, and unthreatened by development. Much of this lush … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 It is reported that the Lorillards of Tuxedo, the tobacco kings, are buying up portions of real estate in the towns of Forestburgh and Thompson for a park or preserve. The … more
Prior to the arrival of the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad in the 1870s, there wasn’t much to Hurleyville, save for a few scattered houses and a place name on some maps.  In … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 G.H. Treyz & Co. is the name of a new firm which last week purchased of Corbett & Stewart, their acid factory in Livingston Manor. The plant consists of a ten-pair … more
The recent news that the polio virus has been discovered in wastewater in Sullivan County has raised concerns here that the disease, long thought to be eradicated, might make a resurgence. … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 The second annual clam bake and Firemen’s Day held under the auspices of the Liberty Hose and Truck Company No. 2 was a huge success with about 550 visiting firemen. … more
From their earliest visits here, the Lenape, who constructed their sweat lodges among the wil- low trees on the banks of the Delaware, revered this area because of what they recognized as its … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wahl of Callicoon, a daughter, on Wednesday. Gus Neumann has installed new gas lights in the shoe department of B.E. Dycker and Co. store, the … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Percy Hadsell, 17, of Galilee, Pa., while fishing on Bush’s Pond with his cousin, Walter Hadsell of Jersey City, was thrown into the water when the boat overturned. He … more
It was about nine o’clock on a muggy Saturday evening in August of 1936, and two young honeymooners were dressing for a night out when they were interrupted by the ringing of the telephone … more
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