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110 Years Ago - 1913 I have just returned from New York and have a complete stock of all that is latest in exquisite millinery and would be pleased to have you call and inspect same. Mrs. … more
On May 23, 1789, Nathaniel Sackett sent a long, rambling letter to newly inaugurated president George Washington. The letter informed Washington that Congress had denied Sackett’s proposal that … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 The Birch Ridge Sunday School picnic takes place today. A pretty banner has been made for the occasion. A shoe peg factory will soon be added to the industries of the … more
As far back as 2012, Debra Conway, at that time beginning her second year as the Director at Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, was advocating for an annual festival in the … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 The Town of Callicoon may claim with no small degree of pride that it stands alone as the promoter of agricultural interests in our county. We know of no other section in … more
Long before the O&W Railway touted the healing environment that was Sullivan County beginning in the 1880s, the Erie Railroad had been established along the county’s western edge. By … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 The “island” in the Delaware River was completely swept away by the late flood. Mr. Charles Muller of Jeffersonville has recently produced an accurate and … more
Few Sullivan County residents have ever attained the success of Arthur C. Butts of Monticello– lawyer, assemblyman, judge, and published author– and yet there are only a handful of locals … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 The new charter of the village of Port Jervis passed both houses of the legislature. Our neighbor, Mr. Scheidell of Jeffersonville, has completed a new fence on the border … more
It seems as if a number of those who chose to celebrate April as National Humor Month last week by taking in this columnist’s presentation of “Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Borscht … more
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