Company M, part of the 162nd Pennsylvania Regiment (17th Cavalry), was recruited in Wayne County—mostly in Salem Township—in the summer and autumn of 1862. It was commanded by Captain Coe Durland, who ended the Civil War as a lieutenant colonel and went on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Wayne County history.
We are as dark as the night. We move slowly through this winter chill. We were warned that going north would be cold, but our bones never expected this. Even as we huddle together, arms crossed, wrapped in hope, we shiver—not as much from the bitter cold, but from what lies ahead of us on the railroad.
American Revolution veteran settled in Wayne County
REGION — Most people know that the first Thanksgiving took place in November 1621, in what is now Plymouth, MA, when the recently-arrived Pilgrims mounted an autumn-harvest celebration with the Wampanoag Indians. What many may not know is that the harvest celebration, which was not yet called Thanksgiving, had religious origins.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Every year, the Sullivan County Historical Society presents deserving individuals with the honor of “History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards.
COCHECTON, NY — The Cochecton Preservation Society will host Coffee, Tea and History, “Civil War & Native American Artifacts of the Delaware River Valley,” Sunday, September 23, 1 p.m. at the Cochecton Train Station, 8537 Rte. 97. The event will be held rain or shine.
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Neversink History Afternoon will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum, on State Route 55. The museum’s rich collection of historical records, photographs, books and artifacts will be available to visitors, bringing to life the history of the Town of Neversink.
ELDRED, NY — After more than 80 years, the Town of Highland is revealing more of its history to the motoring public, Supervisor Jeff Haas reported to the town board on August 14.
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Kurpil Family Fiddlers will perform at the Time and the Valleys Museum on State Route 55 on Sunday, August 26 at 2 p.m. They will perform their toe-tapping fiddle music while intermingling local fiddle music history, song history and the origins of fiddling.
In October, two significant 50-year anniversaries will be celebrated: the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails System Act.