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150 Years Ago -   1873 John Manny has some excellent Arizona diamonds for sale at ten cents a quart and also some excellent cider at the same price. Sullivan County has plenty of poor. … more
130 Years Ago - 1893 A meeting of the people of Jeffersonville and vicinity will be held at the Mansion House, Jeffersonville, on Saturday evening, December 16, to take steps toward securing the … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 A new post office has been established at Johnson’s Hotel on the Newburgh-Cochecton Turnpike. The brass band went down the road this morning – full … more
140 Years Ago - 1883 Peter Weismann last week found an Indian tomahawk on his farm a mile north of Callicoon (Callicoon Center). The edge was protruding from the soil in a field that had never … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 The store of Martin Weyrauch of Thumansville was broken into last night and a number of articles were stolen. Ground was broken last week for the second track … more
130 Years Ago - 1893   George H. Smith, the newly elected county judge and surrogate of Sullivan County, is 29 years of age. For one so young, he must be considered extremely fortunate. In … more
140 Years Ago - 1883 James Wilson of Egypt purchased 15 sheep at the sale of Ira Clute. On his way home with them, he lost one and on arriving home, the flock to his great surprise contained 27. … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 DeWitt Knapp, proprietor of the Cochecton House at Cochecton, advertised boarding by the day or week. Conveyances furnished. August Grouten was proprietor of the … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 The Hancock Cornet Band will give a grand vocal and orchestral entertainment at Harmonie Hall, Callicoon Depot, next Friday evening. Mrs. Peter Wagner of … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating, as wiser by always reading. The United States steamer Juanita has arrived at St. John, Newfoundland … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 Hunters’ hounds are receiving a thorough training preparatory of next winter’s hunt. This season will prove to be an unbearable one for some bears. … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 Mr. Henry Rose informs us that the bridge which is situated near his residence is in sad need of repair. P. Jacobs of Youngsville has assumed the directorship of … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 Mr. A.P. Childs, formerly of the Record, has charge of the Youngsville District School. This seminary is classed among the best around here and the District is to be … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 Mr. Wales of Pike Pond, County Republican Chairman, attended a convention in Saratoga where he met an old associate, George William Curtis, chairman of the … more
140 Years Ago - 1883 Wish to buy apples for cider and will pay fifteen cents per bushel for good cider apples delivered at my mill. A   Grouten. A special meeting of Frasier Post 361, … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 The Fremont Union Schuetzen Verein will meet at Fremont Center on Wednesday, September 10. This society already musters   60 members and is now very popular in … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 The Hankins nitroglycerin factory has suspended operations. More than 800 people were in town on Fair Day in Jeffersonville. The Hortonville Paper Factory … more
130 Years Ago - 1893 Frederick Warde, the noted actor, is stopping at the West shore House in White Lake. Ex-mayor W.R. Grace of New York is visiting E.N. Knox at the latter’s summer … more
140 Years Ago - 1883 W.D. Haley of Mongaup Valley was the successful competitor in the recent contest for the Cornell Scholarship. Stephen Euker of Callicoon has purchased from Fabian Reel, … more
130 Years Ago - 1893 Policeman Philip Schmidt of New York is visiting with his family in this vicinity. He came up with a horse and wagon by way of Newburgh. VonBergen and Yager are kept on … more
140 Years Ago - 1883 A new method of raising money is currently used by some church societies known as break the jug. Just what “break the jug” means we have no way of knowing but … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 The Clements House of Liberty, purchased last week by Mr. Crispell, has been sold by him to Elias Champlin of that village. The Clements brothers will conduct the … more
140 Years Ago - 1883 The 8th annual picnic of Sullivan County Lodge No. 421, I.O.O.F. will be held in Inderlied’s Grove near Youngsville on Monday, August 21, 1883. Music will be furnished … more
130 Years Ago - 1893 Roscoe was the only place in Sullivan County which had a real celebration on the Fourth this year. At the Callicoon Center Schuetzen Verein match on July 4, the prizes … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 William Hardenburgh, well known in this part of the county, died in San Francisco, Calif., last Wednesday and was buried there. Mr. Arthur Bird has retired from the … more
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