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The last thing most newly elected District Attorneys need upon first taking office is a high profile murder case, but Benjamin Newberg, faced with just such a prospect in 1944, was undaunted. Just … more
140 Years Ago - 1879 The friends of Mr. Peter Eggan will be glad to learn that he is recovering from his late illness... Several parties have left this place this week to chop cord wood for the … more
On December 31, 1995, the Sullivan County Board of Supervisors ceased to exist. Supervisors had governed the County from the time of its official creation in March of 1809, and its ultimate demise … more
140 Years Ago - 1879 The wife of W. B. Townsend of Briscoe is very sick of typhoid fever. On Wednesday, December 17, Mrs. Sarah Fayerweather, wife of George Fayerweather, well-known and much … more
In October of 1948, what some local newspapers called “Sullivan County's first commercial ski slope” began to take shape. It was Christmas Hills on DeBruce Road in Livingston Manor, and … more
140 Years Ago - 1879 John Benedict of near Youngsville died at the age of 28 last week of typhoid fever. Bartley Ford, an employee of the tannery at Hancock, was killed Saturday night when the … more
In 1834, shortly after a survey was completed of the proposed 483-mile long route of the nascent New York and Erie Railroad, the project was characterized in the New York State Legislature as … more
140 Years Ago - 1879 Lewis Boyd on Saturday last killed a large black bear near Green's pond between Bushkill and Hartwood. He and another hunter had chased the animal for two days. Pike Pond - … more
Another holiday season is here, and with it comes the reminder that books about the history of Sullivan County and the surrounding Catskills region make great gifts. As has been the case for the … more
140 Years Ago - 1879 Youngsville — The Stoddard cider mill is still busy grinding and pressing apples. Several thousand gallons of cider have been made at the mill this season. Thanksgiving … more
Hurleyville businessman John Harms Knapp and his wife, Mary C. Brophy Knapp founded the Columbia Farms Hotel on the summit overlooking the hamlet in 1891. Locals, not convinced the business would … more
140 Years Ago - 1879 Adolphus Ruth and Clara Eleanor Beiling, both of Youngsville, were married on November 16, 1879, by Rev. A. Wetterstroem at the residence of Mr. Frederick Caeb at … more
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