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Next week's Republican primary in the 19th Congressional District is a reminder that there was a time when Congressional primaries were a regular event in Sullivan County, regardless of which … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Playing croquet appears to be the principal past-time in this village at present. Our school commenced on Monday with Miss Mary Potts of this place as teacher. As the … more
Debra Conway—who, incidentally, celebrates a birthday today— is the Executive Director of the non-profit history education group, The Delaware Company, and would ordinarily be hard at work this … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Over 36,000 emigrants have landed at Castle Garden during the present month. On Tuesday the thermometer in this place rose to 92 degrees and on Wednesday it rose to 95 … more
It was June of 1937, and Town Boards throughout Sullivan County were debating when to allow women to serve on trial juries in local courts. Although women had gained the right to vote in New York … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 The road between Westfield Flats and Callicoon, which for years has been noted as the worst of all the traveled highways in Western Sullivan, has received its crowning glory … more
Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau in the spring of 1930 included a bit of a surprise for Sullivan County residents, revealing that Monticello had passed the village of Liberty to become the … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 The young man who got married some time last summer to a lady near Jeffersonville, and who was so bashful that he was afraid to let the facts be known, came out with the truth … more
On May 23, 1789, Nathaniel Sackett sent a long, rambling letter to newly inaugurated president George Washington. The letter informed Washington that Congress had denied Sackett's proposal that he be … more
130 Years Ago - 1890 Livingston Manor, April 28 — Ezra B. Hodges has been confined to the house for some time on account of poor health.… D.M. Scriber has several shade trees planted around … more
In the late 19th century, the average annual catch of shad from the Delaware River was about 4 million fish, totaling 14 to 16 million pounds, and commercial shad fishing had become a linchpin of … more
110 Years Ago - 1910 Dr. Richard McKay of Livingston Manor, one of the best known physicians in Sullivan County, was found dead in his office last Tuesday afternoon. It is believed that he had … more
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