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In May of 1869, the community of Barryville, then prosperous and populated thanks to the Delaware and Hudson Canal running through it, was terrorized by reports of an escaped murderer hiding in the … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Mr. Seth C. Strong moved his family and household goods to Cochecton Center on Saturday of last week. Mr. Young will go west soon. Kierstad & Co., the Mongaup Valley tanners, … more
It was May 1, 1926, and community leaders in Liberty were finalizing plans for the dedication of the village's newest addition, Maimonides Hospital on Lake Street. Construction of the modern … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 The Jeffersonville Rifle Association will hold their first shooting match on March 1st, 1880, at Andrew Bietz's saloon. Peter R. Bogert and Robert Bradley, with their … more
It was April 20, 1953, and Sullivan County hotels had already received more than 11,000 inquiries about room reservations, and bookings were running nearly 20 per cent ahead of the year … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 The Monticello post office has been made a French money order office. Charles Stanton has one of the fastest trotters to be found in the county. Callicoon roads and … more
Law enforcement officials in Sullivan County were unusually busy during the first two weeks of April in 1940. They transported mobster Irving “Big Gangi” Cohen back to Monticello from California … more
120 Years Ago - 1900 Mrs. Carrie Thayer, daughter of Philip Hook of Fremont, died at her home in Binghamton, March 23, with typhoid fever. Ezra E. Signor of Livingston Manor died of typhoid … more
Tourism in Sullivan County has been influenced over the years by many things, from the arrival of the railroads to the construction of the Quickway and the advent of the concept of the Fortress … more
120 Years Ago - 1900 Wendelin J. Schmidt died April 2 at the residence of C. Von Weisenfluh in Youngsville, aged 74 years. He was born in Baden, Germany, and came to Youngs­ville, in 1848, living … more
Historians and public health officials are revisiting—and reevaluating—the lessons to be learned from the worldwide outbreak of the so-called Spanish Flu in 1918. There is still much … more
110 Years Ago - 1910 Callicoon Center, Mar. 25 — “Down on the Farm,” a rural comedy drama, was presented at Steinhauser's Hall a week ago Wednesday by local talent for the benefit of the … more
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