Looking Back

Looking Back 6/21

Lawrence “Bones” Freiermuth of Indian Orchard recently told the story of a terrible car accident that took place 60 years ago, on July 6, 1958. Earlier that Sunday, Bones (19) and his friend Bill Malti (18) had failed to qualify for further racing at the Beach Lake track.

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Looking Back 6/14

As warm weather finally returns and schools finish the academic year for summer vacation, the time for making hay has begun. This photo shows hay piled high on the back of a truck in Livingston Manor, NY in the early 1900s.

Looking Back 6/7

The Jericho post office in Buckingham Township was moved in 1860 to Lake Como, known for many years as Six Mile Lake. A large tannery was established there in 1859 by Leonard A. Allison, John Davidge, Horace H. Crary and Lucian Horton, who came to the area from Delaware County, NY.

Photo from Ruth Huggler

Looking Back 5/31

Delaware Valley High School band marches in the 1956 Fremont Center Memorial Day parade. (Arnie’s “Scrounge Lounge” is seen the the rear right of the photo.)

Looking Back 5/24

The Land House on the Delaware River just north of Milanville, PA is considered the oldest house in Wayne County. It was built in 1796 by John Land, son of early settler Robert Land, who was sent to Cushetunk in 1763 as a justice of the peace for the Crown.

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Ed Milk and his horse are seen on his Delaware County farm.

Looking Back 5/17

After a harsh winter, spring is finally upon us, and local farms will soon boast lush fields of crops.

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Looking Back 5/3

For students in New York, the end of the school year signals the start of Regents examinations. These tests, typically administered in mid-June, are state-wide cumulative exams focusing on a single subject.

Photo by Craig English

Looking Back 4/19

Centuries ago, the Appalachians, including this area, was home to an abundance of chestnut trees. In their habitats, chestnut trees constituted one out of every four trees.

Today, the American chestnut has disappeared. How did these majestic trees go from being a vital element of the landscape to a nearly eradicated species?



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