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On October 14, 1778, Dr. Benjamin Tusten, a Goshen physician who served as a Lt. Colonel in the Orange County militia’s 3rd Regiment, wrote letters to George Washington and Governor George … more
On July 20, 1779, Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief fighting for the British, led a raiding party of Native Americans and Tories against the settlement at Pienpack, near present-day Port … more
During the Revolutionary War, the region between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers was home to two of the most notorious Tories of the era, Claudius Smith of Orange County and Robert Land of Cushetunk. … more
It used to be a well-kept secret that Cushetunk, the first European settlement in the Upper Delaware River Valley, was populated mostly by Tories in the years immediately preceding and during the … more
The first time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to the public was in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, making the residents of that city the first outside of the government to learn of … more
A few people sitting on the front porch of a Barryville home on the Delaware River last weekend learned firsthand what moviemakers in the region discovered more than 100 years ago. There is a light … more
John A. Roebling was born in Prussia on June 12, 1806. Educated as an engineer, but finding the political unrest in his home country stifling, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1831 with a small group … more
Only a handful of those present at the Seminary Hill Orchard and Cidery in Callicoon last week for a discussion about the role of apples and apple cider in Sullivan County history seemed surprised to … more
On September 4, 1919, young Charles Henry Murran died of typhoid fever at St. Mary's Hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was perhaps the last Sullivan County soldier whose life was claimed in “the … more
It was May 21, 1964, and 500 prominent Liberty residents gathered in the new high school auditorium on Buckley Street in the village to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of one of the area's most … more
Long before the O&W Railway began touting Sullivan County's healing environment in the 1880s, the Erie Railroad had been established along the county's western edge. By 1849, the Erie had been … more
Long before the O&W Railway began touting Sullivan County's healing environment in the 1880s, the Erie Railroad had been established along the county's western edge. By 1849, the Erie had been … more
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