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110 Years Ago - 1912 John E. Baldwin died Sunday in his 68th year. He was one of the old pioneers of the county and years ago lumbered and rafted it along the Delaware. He began steering rafts … more
It was December 19 of 1967, and 150 spectators and “innumerable luminaries from all levels of government, the professions, and industry” were gathered on the former site of Camp Israel in … more
140 Years Ago - 1882 James Meyers of Michigan is visiting his brother, William, at Eldred. The remarkable thing is that he left that section in 1829 and has not seen his brother since. … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 James Brandi, an Italian aged 16 years, and Julius Brooks, 12, were struck by an O&W coal train at the Strongtown crossing two miles south of Ferndale a week ago … more
In December of 1975, the New Hope Community, a facility caring for people with developmental disabilities, opened its doors at the former site of the recently closed Green Acres Hotel in Loch … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Michael McCue passed peacefully away a week ago last Sunday afternoon at his home in Damascus. He was in his eightieth year. While going to the McCue home to pay his respects, … more
The New York State Education Department—presumably having solved all of the other problems with the public schools in the state— has ordered all districts to stop using Native American … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Chris Hunt Jr. of Narrowsburg area has just purchased a 1,000 egg electric incubator which is one of the most modern machines made. . . M. Schuliar of Cochecton Center is … more
The recent passing of longtime Mamakating Supervisor Dennis Greenwald brought forth an outpouring of condolences from county residents who remember him, as well as myriad musings about his … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Kenoza Lake is being re-dammed and rewalled by Mr. Hust and the lake section will soon boast of an electric light plant. Constable William Klein of Narrowsburg has about 40 … more
It was on November 22, 1939 that the son of a Sullivan County hotel family took part in an historic murder far from the Borscht Belt.  Tall and wiry Albert Tannenbaum was likely unaware of … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 “Gardiner’s store again robbed!” was the intelligence that greeted people of Callicoon Thursday morning. The excitement following so closely upon … more
It was in 1926 that the U.S. Congress passed a resolution recognizing November 11 as Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the cease fire with Germany at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 William Rau, the artist, returned Sunday from Omaha where he and his partner, Mr. Philipson of New York, have just completed a $5,000 job of mural paintings in the new million … more
On October 25, 2022, the Barryville-based non-profit history education group, The Delaware Company received official notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office that Revolution to … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 It was announced at the service Sunday at the Episcopal Church in Callicoon that a stained glass window will be donated by George Wolf of New York. The Western Sullivan … more
Late in the afternoon on February 13, 1907, the boiler exploded on an O&W passenger train just before it reached Luzon Station in Hurleyville. Two railroad men were killed instantly in the … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 One of the largest fires which have occurred in Sullivan County in many years happened in Mountaindale early Saturday morning. Fire was first discovered in Kettler and … more
As the November elections approached in 1967, Sullivan County’s political scene was all abuzz about a surprise announcement from a group of local labor unions that prompted an immediate … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 A recent discovery of gas on the flat below Monticello has set the people talking. A newly formed company, Monticello Developing Company, has leased the Lemuel Banting farm … more
While it may be difficult to believe considering the consistently low health rankings attributed to Sullivan County in recent years, this used to be considered among the healthiest regions in the … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 The Damascus School Board was called out last week to deliberate upon the advisability of building a new school house to accommodate the children in what is known as the … more
When the weekly newspaper column known as Retrospect made its debut in July of 1987, it was a much different column than it is today. Although there was an occasional foray into formal local history, … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Walter Bury, assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Roscoe, was united in marriage Tuesday to Miss Margaret Muesgeier, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godrey Muesgeier, … more
It is a legend in this region that during the 17th century, the valleys framed by the Delaware, Mongaup and Neversink Rivers were rich and verdant, and unthreatened by development. Much of this lush … more
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