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On November 21, 1951 Stanley W. Finch suffered a massive heart attack at his Baltimore home, and died a short while later. Few people outside of his immediate family made note of his passing, despite … more
On November 20, 1956, the New York Times described “an army of hunters” descending upon Sullivan County, leading to traffic jams “here and there” on area roadways. The county was among the … more
At approximately 1500 hours on June 16, 1944, some ten days after the D-Day invasion, the U.S. Army's 96th Evacuation Hospital disembarked from their Landing Craft Tanks and gathered behind the sand … more
When town Supervisors also governed Sullivan County in their roles on the Board of Supervisors—as they did from the time the county was formed in 1809 until 1995—individual town elections were of … more
It is almost impossible to separate fact from legend when it comes to Dutch Schultz, and there is little doubt that it is exactly how he would have wanted it. Perhaps the most enduring legend … more
The last three weeks of October, 1903 proved to be difficult ones in the Upper Delaware region, as residents attempted to clean up after a particularly devastating flood. Following three days of … more
By the time the D&H Canal began operation in 1828, effectively creating the community of Barryville, a rope-tow ferry was already running across the Delaware River not far from the outlet of Halfway … more
It was Saturday night, the third of October in 1874, and the hamlet of Purvis was in a festive mood. Sylvester Carr, a popular local bartender was getting married the next day and his many … more
He was born in Callicoon and learned about hard work and the keys to success from his father, one of the area's largest employers and most respected citizens. His own vision and drive made him a … more
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