This early photo of the Delaware & Hudson Canal near Tryon Street in Honesdale demonstrates why it took seven to 10 days for a boat to travel to Rondout (Kingston) on the Hudson River after being loaded with anthracite coal from Northeastern Pennsylvania to market in New York City.
In the late-1800s, local regions were thriving after the explosion of a new industry: acid factories.
Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was born August 29, 1899 in Honesdale, PA, second son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lemnitzer. Graduating 86th of 271 in his West Point class of 1920, Lemnitzer was stationed for a time in the Philippines. In 1923 he married Katherine Tryon, daughter of a Methodist minister.
What was old is new again! The Long Eddy home, known as “Bluestone Terraces” due to its intricate stone walls throughout the property, has recently received a major renovation, bringing it back to its former glory. The home was built in 1867 by Dennis D.
Adolph Linke was one of five Bohemian decorators recruited by Carl Prosch in 1901 to work in Christian Dorflinger’s Honesdale Decorating Company in Seelyville, PA. By 1910, Adolph, his wife Pauline, son Richard and daughters Amelia, Adolphine, Bertha, Annie and Frances were living on Beech Grove Road.
Baseball season is nearing the halfway point, with the Major League All-Star Game coming up on July 17. But before the days of designated hitters, pitch counts and multi-million dollar contracts, baseball was played as a pastime in our area.
The Glass Factory School was located in Dyberry Township, in the area known since the very early days of Wayne County as the “Old Glass Factory Road” or “Coffee-Pot Road.” The latter name supposedly came from the pupils at the Glass Factory School heating their lunch beverage on the school stove.
June brings about the season of graduation for many local seniors, but it also evokes a nostalgia for those who fondly look back on their own commencement ceremonies.
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.
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.