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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
The heavy late September rains that are still falling as this column is being written are a stark reminder of the destruction floods have caused along the Delaware River over the years. For … 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
It was late September in 1965, and the Sullivan County Democratic Committee was in complete disarray. As the party prepared for its reorganizational meeting at the Hotel Lenape in Liberty on … 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
For many years, September meant primary day in political circles, and often the campaigns waged in anticipation of those elections were more heated— and sometimes more consequential— than … 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
It was late August of 1968, and the people of Sullivan County were all abuzz about the latest development in a long list of attempts to save the sagging economy here. The county’s Golden … 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
According to records, only four men were hanged for treason in the state of Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. Robert Land was very nearly the fifth. Land, the Justice of the Peace in … 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
Shortly after emigrating from Russia in 1908, Abraham and Molly Brickman fled the overcrowded tenements of New York City and purchased land just outside South Fallsburg in Sullivan County. Like many … 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
The story of Charles E. Becker, one of the most notorious natives of Sullivan County ever, continues to fascinate people to this day. Born on July 26, 1870 in Callicoon Center, Becker lived and … 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
The author Larry Kidder describes his book, “The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis: 1754-1836” as “a story of grit and determination combined with kindness and … 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
On July 15, 1869, Noah Bigelow of North Branch became the third man to be hanged for murder in Sullivan County’s history. Just three days earlier, New York Governor John T. Hoffman had … 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
Cushetunk, the first permanent European settlement in the Upper Delaware Valley was established around 1755 by a group of Connecticut farmers calling themselves the Delaware Company. The settlement … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 Sheriff Winner was in town the other day armed with papers with which those two worthies, Ludington and Waller, are bound to compel the Board of Supervisors to give Waller a … more
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