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In April of 1931, eight slot machines were seized by Troopers in raids on a number of Fallsburg hotels, including the Elm Shade, the Ambassador and the Flagler. The machines were destroyed “in the … more
It was supposed to be the largest amusement park in upstate New York, rivaling California's famed Disneyland. Combining fantasy, history, adventure, and learning, together with every variety of … more
It was April 1953, and Sullivan County hotels had already received more than 11,000 inquiries about room reservations, with bookings running nearly 20 percent ahead of the year before, which had been … more
The Native American Lenape tribe, which most archeologists believe first visited this area as far back as 11- or 12-thousand years ago, were great stewards of the environment who believed that every … more
For myriad reasons—perhaps most importantly the influence of the fortress hotels—the amusement park was never a big part of Sullivan County's tourism industry. There have been numerous … more
Henry Inman was certainly not the first man ever to enjoy the quiet pursuit of trout in Sullivan County's bountiful waters, but he surely provided us with one of our most enduring tributes to the … more
She was the second woman mayor in Sullivan County history and one of the longest serving. Outspoken and energetic, she was a natural leader, yet always seemed to remember she was also a member of the … more
It was March 19, 1974, and voters in the village of Monticello elected the first woman mayor in Sullivan County history. Anne Kaplan, who had been serving as acting mayor since January, defeated … more
Catherine Staigele was born in Brooklyn in 1870, but spent nearly all of her professional life in Sullivan County. She was as accomplished during her lifetime as perhaps any woman in the area, and … more
The summer of 1914 was one of the most significant in Sullivan County's history. The Hotel Wawonda in Liberty, the grand dame of the county's Silver Age resorts, burned to the ground that June, while … more
There are some baseball enthusiasts who consider Willie Mays the greatest all-around player in the game's history, and for a time in the 1950s, the slugging outfielder of the then-New York Giants was … more
He is a man who makes things happen, but it is hard to say if Myron Gittell envisioned when he formed his Load N Go Press some years ago that it would ultimately be responsible for publishing some of … more
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