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Many people—even those with more than a passing interest in Sullivan County history-- are surprised to learn that the Ku Klux Klan was once fairly active in parts of the county. And yet, … more
100 Years Ago - 1922 Supervisors Freeman and Holcomb, on the Committee on Free Bridges Across the Delaware, reported to the Board of Supervisors that progress has been made. The report says the … more
The column about “scoopers” a few weeks back generated so much interest and comment, it seemed a follow-up might be in order. As mentioned in the earlier column, the term … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 Oscar Robisch, the 10-year-old son of Walter Robisch of Hortonville, had his leg broken just above the ankle on Thursday afternoon while sliding down hill near the schoolhouse … more
It was January of 1952, and members of the newly seated Sullivan County Board of Supervisors had an unusual item to consider. An informal proposal had been floated by the Minisink Valley … more
110 Years Ago - 1912 William Gorton of Hancock was accidentally drowned in Pea Brook at Long Eddy sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, having walked off the road near the Chemical … more
It is unlikely that when he built the hotel with the spectacular vistas in 1891 John Harms Knapp envisioned it ever being a year-around resort, let alone one that advertised “superlative … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 As promised several issues ago, a history of the life of J.F. Anderson reveals that he came from a family of 12 children, all of whom grew to adulthood with the exception of … more
During the nearly 35 years this columnist has spent answering questions about Sullivan County’s rich and colorful history, a few topics come up far more than any others. For example, lots of … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 In a short history of Callicoon, published in the December 12, 1911 issue of the Sullivan County Democrat, the main business establishments listed are: Starck’s Bazaar … more
He was born on December 12, 1838 in Highland Mills, in Orange County, and moved with his family to Sullivan County while still a young boy. He enlisted in the Union Army shortly after the Civil War … more
110 Years Ago - 1911 J.W. Houck, representing a Columbus, Ohio, corporation was in Callicoon Friday and Saturday with the intention of purchasing a plot of ground in this village upon which to … more
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