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110 Years Ago - 1912 G.H. Treyz & Co. is the name of a new firm which last week purchased of Corbett & Stewart, their acid factory in Livingston Manor. The plant consists of a ten-pair … more
The recent news that the polio virus has been discovered in wastewater in Sullivan County has raised concerns here that the disease, long thought to be eradicated, might make a resurgence.   … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 The second annual clam bake and Firemen’s Day held under the auspices of the Liberty Hose and Truck Company No. 2 was a huge success with about 550 visiting firemen. … more
From their earliest visits here, the Lenape, who constructed their sweat lodges among the wil- low trees on the banks of the Delaware, revered this area because of what they recognized as its … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wahl of Callicoon, a daughter, on Wednesday. Gus Neumann has installed new gas lights in the shoe department of B.E. Dycker and Co. store, the … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Percy Hadsell, 17, of Galilee, Pa., while fishing on Bush’s Pond with his cousin, Walter Hadsell of Jersey City, was thrown into the water when the boat overturned. He … more
It was about nine o’clock on a muggy Saturday evening in August of 1936, and two young honeymooners were dressing for a night out when they were interrupted by the ringing of the telephone … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Wednesday morning the bowling alley of William Ives at Beach Lake took fire and was not only destroyed but also took the lives of three boys, John Gaw and Elwood and Neil … more
The weekend of August 24 to 26 in 1979 was supposed to be a significant one in Sullivan County history. Plans had been made for some of the top musical acts in the business to appear at the site of … more
110 years ago - 1912 C.H. Young of Callicoon has purchased a Pope motorcycle for use in his grocery business to make quick deliveries. The post office at Narrowsburg has been raised to the … more
On August 11, 1779, at the height of America’s war for independence, General John Sullivan arrived at Tioga Point in upstate New York with a large force of men and began construction of what … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Saturday was a record breaker in Cochecton when city boarders arrived with every train loaded. It is said that nearly 400 people arrived, for different locations. Robert S. … more
Nearly 400 years ago, in 1626, a ship carrying eleven slaves was unloaded in New Amsterdam by the Dutch West Indies Company. Those eleven men are believed to be the first African Americans brought to … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Editor Hones of the Roscoe Review has recently been elected president of the New York State Editorial Association. Several detectives attached to the central office of … more
It was Saturday, July 31, 1937 and two vacationers in a rowboat on Swan Lake made a grisly discovery on the surface of the lake. It was the body of a man, all trussed up and tied to a rock and a slot … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 On Wednesday one of the worst storms we have had visited this section, accompanied by severe thunder and lightning. Long Bros. boarding house in Beechwoods was struck and one … more
On July 20, 1779, Joseph Brant, a Mohawk fighting with the British, led a raiding party of Indians and Tories against a settlement near present-day Port Jervis. It was their second raid upon the area … more
140 Years Ago - 1882 One of the lady boarders at the summer hotel at Guymard’s took a dram and a  half of Fowler’s solution by mistake last Sunday. Dr. Cuddeback of Port Jervis … more
Sinclair Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, and several of his novels — “Main Street,” “Babbit,” “Elmer Gantry,” etc. … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Saturday afternoon, during the heavy thunderstorm, lightning struck the chimney of Jacob Dreher’s house in the Beechwoods, and nearly killed two little girls, Louisa … more
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, and within a few years … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 The safe in the post office of South Fallsburg was blown some time during last Tuesday night by yeggmen and over $2,000 in money and stamps was secured. There is no trace of … more
The notion of the American War of Independence as a civil war is by no means a new one, but it has gained new traction of late because of the 2021 book “America’s First Civil War: … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bauernfeind of the Beechwoods Wednesday evening, their eldest daughter, Ruth, was united in marriage with Ralph Harold Myers, son of Mr. and … more
It was June of 1965, and Judge Lawrence H. Cooke was about to render a decision that would have a profound impact on Sullivan County government, and ultimately its politics, as well. From the … more
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