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Late in the afternoon of Friday, June 21, 1940, a jury of 11 men and one woman delivered a verdict in one of the most famous trials ever conducted in Sullivan County Court. They found Irving … more
150 Years Ago - 1873 Messrs. Gardner, Casey & Co. of Hortonville offers the following rates of good rye straw — $11 per ton is offered for flail threshed rye straw; $9 per ton for … more
110 Years Ago - 1913 The Lenape Lake Club near Livingston Manor was fined $120 last week for using traps in their private lake. The lake was stocked several years ago and is one of the best … more
It is probably safe to say that the participants in last Sunday’s bus trip to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway and the closing of the second annual Festival of … more
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
150 Years Ago -  1873 Pigeons are again flocking over the county. Several flocks have been seen at different points. Owing to considerable opposition, it is doubtful if Monticello’s … more
Hurleyville’s Milk Train Trail and Barryville’s Minisink Battleground Park are the venues for two more in a long line of popular History Hikes, this time to again commemorate national … more
110 Years Ago - 1913 A. Brown and A. Mitchell of the garage firm of Mitchell and Brown have dissolved partnership. Mr. Brown will open and conduct a machine shop and garage on the completion of a … more
Like so many other Sullivan County hotel trends, from Mission style architecture to telephones in the rooms, it all started with the Flagler.   In 1929, Asias Fleischer and Philip … more
110 Years Ago - 1913 Mitchell & Brown, garage and machine shop of Callicoon and agent for Detroiter cars, offer the cars for sale at $850 and $900. Mr. and Mrs. Alec Brown of Callicoon … more
For many years prior to 1951, the very best basketball players in the world spent their summers in Sullivan County, honing their skills and showcasing their talents representing one hotel or another … more
110 Years Ago - 1913 A fire-charred and completely gutted frame is all that remains of the large garage and machine shop owned by Martin Hermann of South Main St., Callicoon. Five automobiles, … more
On March 27, 1912, the first two of thousands of Japanese cherry trees were planted along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC by First Lady Helen Taft, the wife of President William … more
150 Years Ago -   1873 Sullivan County has one solid Republican on its Board of Supervisors. Think how lonely that poor fellow must be. The Hammonds are about to close their tannery at … more
Judith Smith Kaye was born to immigrant parents in Monticello in 1938, attended a one-room schoolhouse in Maplewood, and graduated early from Monticello High School, where she participated on the … more
150 Years Ago -  1873 The following is the result of the recent elections which we did not publish last week and are borrowed from the Watchman: Mamakating, Lewis Rhodes, Dem., elected … more
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