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Looking Back 9/21

This display ad—pardon the poor quality of the clipping—was one of hundreds on the page on which it was placed featuring Sullivan County hotels and boarding houses. Imagine a week of resort amusements, clean linens and home-cooked meals all for $7 to $10 a week! New York City and Manhattan must have become ghost towns during the summer. A. Ehrle, Jr. is listed as a boarding house proprietor able to take in 25 guests. Below the ad, a travelling photographer’s photo shows Albert Ehrle, Jr. seated with his wife behind him and their summer boarders. Photo, circa 1907, is contributed by Raymond A. Ehrle.

The Cochecton Preservation Society’s “Coffee, Tea and History” event will be held on Sunday, Sepember 24 at 1 p.m. Speakers Ann O’Hara of Wayne Historical Society and Sullivan County Historian John Conway will talk about the Civil War and our towns and heroes. It’s free and there will be refreshments. The headquarters are located at 8537 State Rt. 97, Cochecton. Visit cochectonpreservation


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