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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
It was early morning on September 1, 1935 when NYS Police Sergeant Thomas Mangan shot and killed a man attempting to flee the scene of a hold-up at the Farm Rest, a house of ill-repute just outside … more
As August of 1935 was drawing to a close, and with it the summer resort season in Sullivan County, law enforcement officials were busy trying to solve two highly visible hotel robberies, and being … more
On August 18, 1920, Tennessee narrowly ratified the 19th Amendment, making it the law throughout the United States, but the right to vote was not obtained without a major grassroots effort by … more
One of the propositions most often repeated in this column is that so much of our local history remains unknown one's body of knowledge much be constantly updated. One can literally learn something … more
According to the best available research up to this point, there has never been a major league baseball player born in Sullivan County. There have been a few locals who have played in the minor … more
It was Friday afternoon, July 25, 1930 and 60-year old Paul Senson of Kiamesha Lake was out picking berries near Round Top, not far from the lake, when he made a gruesome discovery. Investigating … more
Early in the morning on Friday, July 13, 1962 fire was discovered in one of the buildings at Hankin's High View House, just outside Liberty. Firefighters were on the scene within minutes and were … more
For the first time in many a year there will be no commemoration this month of the Battle of Minisink, but that doesn't mean that the sacrifices of the Colonial militia in July of 1779 will be … more
The first permanent European settlement in the Upper Delaware Valley was established around 1755 by a group of Connecticut farmers who formed the Delaware Company. The settlement, called Cushetunk, … more
He was born in Liberty on June 16, 1897 and he was just 34 years old when he was killed in one of the most notorious shootouts in New York Police Department history. He was Edwin Vincent … more
Next week's Republican primary in the 19th Congressional District is a reminder that there was a time when Congressional primaries were a regular event in Sullivan County, regardless of which … more
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