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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
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
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