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According to the best available research up to this point, there has never been a major league baseball player born in Sullivan County. There have been a few locals who have played in the minor … more
It was Friday afternoon, July 25, 1930 and 60-year old Paul Senson of Kiamesha Lake was out picking berries near Round Top, not far from the lake, when he made a gruesome discovery. Investigating … more
Early in the morning on Friday, July 13, 1962 fire was discovered in one of the buildings at Hankin's High View House, just outside Liberty. Firefighters were on the scene within minutes and were … more
For the first time in many a year there will be no commemoration this month of the Battle of Minisink, but that doesn't mean that the sacrifices of the Colonial militia in July of 1779 will be … more
The first permanent European settlement in the Upper Delaware Valley was established around 1755 by a group of Connecticut farmers who formed the Delaware Company. The settlement, called Cushetunk, … more
He was born in Liberty on June 16, 1897 and he was just 34 years old when he was killed in one of the most notorious shootouts in New York Police Department history. He was Edwin Vincent … more
Next week's Republican primary in the 19th Congressional District is a reminder that there was a time when Congressional primaries were a regular event in Sullivan County, regardless of which … more
Debra Conway—who, incidentally, celebrates a birthday today— is the Executive Director of the non-profit history education group, The Delaware Company, and would ordinarily be hard at work this … more
It was June of 1937, and Town Boards throughout Sullivan County were debating when to allow women to serve on trial juries in local courts. Although women had gained the right to vote in New York … more
Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau in the spring of 1930 included a bit of a surprise for Sullivan County residents, revealing that Monticello had passed the village of Liberty to become the … more
On May 23, 1789, Nathaniel Sackett sent a long, rambling letter to newly inaugurated president George Washington. The letter informed Washington that Congress had denied Sackett's proposal that he be … more
In the late 19th century, the average annual catch of shad from the Delaware River was about 4 million fish, totaling 14 to 16 million pounds, and commercial shad fishing had become a linchpin of … more
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