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By 1966, as Sullivan County's Golden Age of tourism faded away, there were at least 20 year-around hotels in Sullivan and nearby Ulster County. And another expensive trend had developed: The indoor … more
90 Years Ago - 1930 Dr. J.C. Gain of Jeffersonville returned recently from a trip to Canada. Dr. Gain made the trip of over three hundred miles by auto to visit an aunt who was desirous of seeing … more
Although the Christmas tree has long been one of the most visible symbols of the holiday in this country, that wasn't always the case. In fact, prior to 1840, the Christmas tree was rarely seen in … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 James Comfort of near Stevensville, died on November 28, aged 75. Snow, sleighing, pleasant evenings. Barryville has the scarlet fever. Wm. Myers of Eldred has … more
The positive impacts of the Delaware & Hudson Canal on Sullivan County were indisputable. With its opening in 1828, the 108-mile-long waterway made it possible for the first time to easily transport … more
110 Years Ago - 1910 Narrowsburg — Supervisor J.S. Anderson wears a broad smile. “It's a girl” born November 30; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gorr Sunday, December 4, in North … more
During the month of December in 1824, brothers William and Maurice Wurts were diligently planning a presentation to potential investors in their ambitious project to build a canal connecting their … more
110 Years Ago - 1910 Mrs. Adaline Brown, daughter of the late Col. Stratton of Thompsonville, Sullivan County, has just completed a very handsome life-size painting of her grandfather, the Hon. … more
Pandemic or no, another holiday season is here, and with it comes the reminder from this column that books about the history of Sullivan County and the surrounding Catskills region make great gifts. … more
110 Years Ago - 1910 A 400-day clock is on display in the Summer Jewelry Store in Honesdale. The clock is encased in a glass globe and, with but one winding, will run over a year. Conrad … more
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 29, 1882, fire broke out in a building used as a blacksmith and wagon repair shop in Gilman's, one of Sullivan County's most bustling little … more
140 Years Ago - 1880 In commenting upon the election, the editor of the “Record” on November 5, 1880, wrote: “The battle is over and business will now resume its wonted activity... It seems … more
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