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Fewer than 40 men—and one woman—have served as Sullivan County Clerk in the years since the county's formation in 1809, and four of them held the office in less than a year during a tumultuous … more
It was November of 1939, and the management of the Liberty Theatre on South Main Street in the village, “one of the largest and most modern playhouses in this section of the state,” was changing … more
It was shortly after daybreak on Friday, September 7, 1917, that 13 young men boarded a train in Monticello on their way to Camp Dix in Wrightstown, New Jersey and entry into the Great War then … more
In October of 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech entitled “The Future of Integration” at the annual convention of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union District 65 at the … more
On October 23, 1914, several thousand people heard former president Teddy Roosevelt address separate gatherings in Liberty and Monticello. Just two years removed from his near assassination while … more
On Saturday, October 10, 1936, a steady rain that had been falling all day paused momentarily as a small gathering hoisted a new 12-foot U.S. flag up the recently erected flagpole at the Ethelbert B. … more
By the time the month of October rolled around in 1925, the people of Sullivan County were all abuzz about a hotly contested race for District Attorney between two highly respected young lawyers. … more
As the month of October began in 1976, public health officials and the medical profession in Sullivan County were gearing up for what was anticipated to be the largest immunization drive ever … more
On Saturday, September 21, 2002, a host of Sullivan County officials—and a few from outside the county, as well— celebrated the designation of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway with speeches and … more
Local history aficionados today often talk about the “heyday” of the Sullivan County resort industry as occurring in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but even a cursory examination of the evidence … more
One year after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a survey was conducted in New York City in an attempt to determine the level of fear among city residents of possible future … more
On September 8, 1868, upon returning from work to his North Branch home for his noontime meal, Alanson Seager discovered that his ten-year old daughter was missing. The little girl, identified by … more
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