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The Spanish flu epidemic that came to light in 1918 and killed perhaps as many as 100 million people worldwide before it ran its course, remains a confusing and misunderstood chapter in the history … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 The Presbyterians of Damascus are thinking of employing Rev. Mr. Hughsted of Liberty to take charge of their church. The trustees of the Cochecton bridge have been making … more
She was born in Germany in 1887 and came to the United States as a young girl, eventually settling in Jeffersonville around 1914. Widowed within a year, she supported herself and her children as best … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Final election returns show the Board of Supervisors to be made up of 9 Democrats, 5 Republicans and 1 representing the Greenback Party. The Greenback representative is Elias … more
As spring approached in March of 1961, a brand new organization was gearing up to increase tourism in the Sullivan County Catskills. And it did not involve a single hotel. The Catskill Attractions … more
110 Years Ago - 1910 The funeral of County Judge and Surrogate John P. Roosa, who died at his home in Monticello February 22, was held on Friday. The burial services were conducted by Monticello … more
Let us build the city of God/May our tears be turned into dancing! For the Lord, our light and our love/Has turned the night into day! - City of God by Dan Schutte (1981) On March 2, 1785, a … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 Anthony Bossley died in his 76th year on February 23, 1880, at his home near Youngsville. Andrew vonBergen, formerly of Jeffersonville, died at Herrick Center, Pa., on … more
The New York State High School Wrestling Championships are being held in Albany today and tomorrow and Sullivan County will have two representatives in the Division II tournament for small … more
100 Years Ago - 1920 The heavy snow is proving too much for some of the building roofs in town. The roof of Henry Meyer's barn caved in Sunday morning, killing all the chickens housed therein. The … more
Jedediah Grant was born on February 21, 1816 in Windsor, NY and although the man who would serve as the first mayor of Salt Lake City, UT spent but a short time in Sullivan County, his impact here is … more
120 Years Ago - 1900 Blake G. Wales died of heart disease at his home at Kenoza Lake on Sunday morning after an illness of some length. He was born at Liberty in 1844, a son of Gideon Wales. When … more
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