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She was born in Germany in 1887 and came to the United States as a young girl, eventually settling in Jeffersonville around 1914. Widowed within a year, she supported herself and her children as best … more
As spring approached in March of 1961, a brand new organization was gearing up to increase tourism in the Sullivan County Catskills. And it did not involve a single hotel. The Catskill Attractions … more
Let us build the city of God/May our tears be turned into dancing! For the Lord, our light and our love/Has turned the night into day! - City of God by Dan Schutte (1981) On March 2, 1785, a … more
The New York State High School Wrestling Championships are being held in Albany today and tomorrow and Sullivan County will have two representatives in the Division II tournament for small … more
Jedediah Grant was born on February 21, 1816 in Windsor, NY and although the man who would serve as the first mayor of Salt Lake City, UT spent but a short time in Sullivan County, his impact here is … more
There is a tiny church tucked away in the Beaverkill valley, whose even tinier churchyard contains one of Sullivan County's most baffling mysteries. Buried in that secluded cemetery is a man who … more
On the morning of February 2, 1922 Los Angeles police were called to the Alvarado Street bungalow of well-known Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor. What they found there would set off an … more
Late in the month of January in 1840, Elnathan Sears returned home to the town of Mamakating after an exhausting trip to Washington, D.C. where he had presented an impassioned argument to Congress in … more
On January 23, 1795, John Sullivan, Revolutionary War general, two-term governor, and this county's namesake, died at his Durham, New Hampshire home at the age of 55. Despite his many … more
In January of 1851, Mamakating resident William Palmer announced to two friends, James Larkin and Albert Squires, that he intended to kill his brother. The siblings had been at odds for quite a long … more
The Orange-Sullivan Basketball League in the early 1950s included powerhouse teams from small cities like Newburgh, Kingston and Middletown, as well as a squad from Monticello, which was always known … more
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
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