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John A. Roebling was born in Prussia on June 12, 1806. Educated as an engineer, but finding the political unrest in his home country stifling, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1831 with a small group … more
Only a handful of those present at the Seminary Hill Orchard and Cidery in Callicoon last week for a discussion about the role of apples and apple cider in Sullivan County history seemed surprised to … more
On September 4, 1919, young Charles Henry Murran died of typhoid fever at St. Mary's Hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was perhaps the last Sullivan County soldier whose life was claimed in “the … more
It was May 21, 1964, and 500 prominent Liberty residents gathered in the new high school auditorium on Buckley Street in the village to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of one of the area's most … more
Long before the O&W Railway began touting Sullivan County's healing environment in the 1880s, the Erie Railroad had been established along the county's western edge. By 1849, the Erie had been … more
Long before the O&W Railway began touting Sullivan County's healing environment in the 1880s, the Erie Railroad had been established along the county's western edge. By 1849, the Erie had been … more
In April of 1931, eight slot machines were seized by Troopers in raids on a number of Fallsburg hotels, including the Elm Shade, the Ambassador and the Flagler. The machines were destroyed “in the … more
It was supposed to be the largest amusement park in upstate New York, rivaling California's famed Disneyland. Combining fantasy, history, adventure, and learning, together with every variety of … more
It was April 1953, and Sullivan County hotels had already received more than 11,000 inquiries about room reservations, with bookings running nearly 20 percent ahead of the year before, which had been … more
The Native American Lenape tribe, which most archeologists believe first visited this area as far back as 11- or 12-thousand years ago, were great stewards of the environment who believed that every … more
For myriad reasons—perhaps most importantly the influence of the fortress hotels—the amusement park was never a big part of Sullivan County's tourism industry. There have been numerous … more
Henry Inman was certainly not the first man ever to enjoy the quiet pursuit of trout in Sullivan County's bountiful waters, but he surely provided us with one of our most enduring tributes to the … more
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