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140 Years Ago - 1884 A week ago as Mrs. William Hessinger, near Callicoon, was boiling soft soap, their oldest child, a two-year-old girl, drank some of the strong lye from the basin, unknown to … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Last Saturday night, somebody took great pains in completely daubing a new lumber wagon with black paint, which stood in the street opposite the barber shop in … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Hank Smith is the funniest looking object we have seen in a long time. A hurricane seems to have blown his mustache clean off. If anybody wants to see a McDonell … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Long Eddy — Vegetation in this section had a very hard struggle with the frost on May 28. Leaves and blossoms on chestnut and butternut trees were all killed and those … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The school known as the “Brag Hollow” in the Town of Fremont has had three teachers since last fall. The first, a Miss Layton, received an offer that evidently … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 A gang of men are engaged in repairing the telegraph line of the Western Union Company between Port Jervis and Monticello. The men are under the direction of Supt. Holmes … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 It has been learned recently that Philip, son of Michael Leins of Callicoon, and Henry Weber of New York City, have formed a co-partnership at 191 Reader St. The produce … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Christopher Bauernfeind of North Branch is erecting, for the convenience of the public, a large shed, 22x40. John Fuhrer has purchased the farm of John Schoor of Pike … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The semi-annual Fair and Cattle market of the Town of Delaware will be held at the Halfway House on Monday. Music will be furnished by the Jeffersonville String Band. … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The famous Fillwever-Knack lawsuit that has been pending before Squire Harding for a couple of months is expected to be heard next Friday. The time the trial came on in the … more
130 Years Ago - 1894 After his wagon repository is finished, A. Inderlied will also side and paint the blacksmith shop. This will be a decided improvement in that part of town. We … more
150 Years Ago - 1874 While drawing some ice last Thursday, Louis Huff capsized his load and, falling down, he was pinned to the ground under the cooling pressure of five cakes of ice. It is a … more
150 Years Ago -   1874 We notice the Jeffersonville Record this week makes the announcement that they have begun to observe the Sabbath in that place. There is some hope of them yet. A few … more
150 Years Ago -   1874 Hay pressing has become quite an important feature among our home industries. Quite a number of men are pressing the article in this neighborhood and shipping the … more
130 Years Ago - 1894 John Mootz and the team have been assisting George Weyrauch in drawing logs which are intended for a new house. Young America is endeavoring to organize a sporting … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The Wayne County Independent comes to us very much improved and enlarged. It is now a nine column paper and very newsy. Why use a gritting, muddy disagreeable article … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 A current report that Messrs. E.A. Clark & Company intend to purchase the bark, owned by Wales of Pike Pond. If this could be effected, our tannery will hold out for the … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Last Thursday the rapidly rising stream created quite some excitement in Jeffersonville. The abutment of John Beck’s footbridge was knocked down by the ice, leaving it … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 All hands are at Court this week. C.A. Heinley of Narrowsburg made his usual trip through this village last Thursday. Joseph Seibert Jr., who has been in New … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Eggs are 40 cents a dozen at North Branch. G. Barkmeyer of North Branch purchased a cow of William Huff for $40. Last Monday evening our “Band Boys” … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Where is our January thaw? The Jeffersonville Brass and String Band has four engagements this week. Callicoon Depot, reported last week as being without a pool … more
140 years ago - 1884 Icemen begin to think that this season is almost a total failure for them. John Cooper of Bethel was engaged in plowing on his farm on Monday. There was no frost in the … more
150 Years Ago - 1874 On January 8, in the Town of Fremont, John Weber, son of Andreas Weber, died of consumption at the age of 24. At Sackett Pond, in the Town of Thompson, December 29th, … more
150 Years Ago - 1874 The Sullivan County Record was six years old in 1874. (Editor’s Note: The Sullivan County Democrat obtained the rights to print this popular column upon the demise … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The principal subject discussed at a meeting of the Sullivan County Teachers Association held at Young’s Hall, Liberty, was that of teachers’ wages. A committee … more
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