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On Saturday, October 10, 1936, a steady rain that had been falling all day paused momentarily as a small gathering hoisted a new 12-foot U.S. flag up the recently erected flagpole at the Ethelbert B. … more
By the time the month of October rolled around in 1925, the people of Sullivan County were all abuzz about a hotly contested race for District Attorney between two highly respected young lawyers. … more
As the month of October began in 1976, public health officials and the medical profession in Sullivan County were gearing up for what was anticipated to be the largest immunization drive ever … more
On Saturday, September 21, 2002, a host of Sullivan County officials—and a few from outside the county, as well— celebrated the designation of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway with speeches and … more
Local history aficionados today often talk about the “heyday” of the Sullivan County resort industry as occurring in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but even a cursory examination of the evidence … more
One year after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a survey was conducted in New York City in an attempt to determine the level of fear among city residents of possible future … more
On September 8, 1868, upon returning from work to his North Branch home for his noontime meal, Alanson Seager discovered that his ten-year old daughter was missing. The little girl, identified by … more
On September 8, 1868, upon returning from work to his North Branch home for his noontime meal, Alanson Seager discovered that his ten-year old daughter was missing. The little girl, identified by … more
It was early morning on September 1, 1935 when NYS Police Sergeant Thomas Mangan shot and killed a man attempting to flee the scene of a hold-up at the Farm Rest, a house of ill-repute just outside … more
As August of 1935 was drawing to a close, and with it the summer resort season in Sullivan County, law enforcement officials were busy trying to solve two highly visible hotel robberies, and being … more
On August 18, 1920, Tennessee narrowly ratified the 19th Amendment, making it the law throughout the United States, but the right to vote was not obtained without a major grassroots effort by … more
One of the propositions most often repeated in this column is that so much of our local history remains unknown one's body of knowledge much be constantly updated. One can literally learn something … more
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