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On Saturday, October 10, 1936, a steady rain that had been falling all day paused momentarily as a small gathering hoisted a new 12-foot U.S. flag up the recently erected flagpole at the Ethelbert B. … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Henry Graeff and Mary Krantz of Beechwoods were married at the residence of John Graeff at Callicoon by Rev. S. Muery on September 26, 1880. Henry Wales died at the age of … more
By the time the month of October rolled around in 1925, the people of Sullivan County were all abuzz about a hotly contested race for District Attorney between two highly respected young lawyers. … more
100 Years Ago - 1920 The firm of Brandt and Buddenhagen, proprietors of the Callicoon Bottling Works, will close the business by an auction sale on the premises October 7. The business was … more
As the month of October began in 1976, public health officials and the medical profession in Sullivan County were gearing up for what was anticipated to be the largest immunization drive ever … more
100 Years Ago - 1920 Local ex-servicemen turned out in force Monday afternoon and accorded a former comrade-in-arms the fullest possible military honors at his funeral when they laid at rest in … more
On Saturday, September 21, 2002, a host of Sullivan County officials—and a few from outside the county, as well— celebrated the designation of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway with speeches and … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Partridge hunting is not very lively in Rockland, the birds being scarce. A black rattlesnake, having four rattles, was captured in Mrs. Tyler's cellar in Long … more
Local history aficionados today often talk about the “heyday” of the Sullivan County resort industry as occurring in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but even a cursory examination of the evidence … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 September! Autumn Leaves! Apple cuts next. Cider mills are in full blast. Potato bugs are now migrating. Butter, the best, is selling in this place for 20¢ a pound. The … more
One year after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a survey was conducted in New York City in an attempt to determine the level of fear among city residents of possible future … more
100 Years Ago - 1920 Wm. Smith has purchased the Walter Goan estate. This property lies in the Swago Lake district and has quite a frontage on the lake. The transaction is on the speculative line, … more
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