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Today, we have rewards cards and online point-systems when we shop, but in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, stores used trading stamps as an incentive to become a repeat customer. These … more
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 … more
St. Patrick’s Day is nearing, and our local church community has a personal connection to the saint, as he is the namesake for the Catholic church in Long Eddy. Prior to the church’s … more
American Revolution veteran settled in Wayne County One of few veterans of the American Revolution to live long enough to be photographed, Jeremiah Osgood came to Salem Township, Wayne County in 1801 … more
A combination of February snowstorms and winding rural roads make us all thankful for snow plows during this season. However, the technology used today to deal with the harsh weather came along … more
Late winter is upon New York, and the prime season for maple sugaring is nearing. Producing the second-highest quantity of maple syrup—only behind Vermont—New York has a rich history of … more
The only Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad depot left in Wayne County today houses the Waymart Area Historical Society. The exact age of the building is not known, but it is shown on an 1860 … more
Over the recent holiday weekend, Sullivan County saw heavy snow, brought on by winter storm Harper. After accumulating nine inches of snow on Saturday and Sunday, Monday morning’s temperature … more
The great Gettysburg Reunion of 1913 marked the 50th anniversary of the crucial Civil War battle and the largest official gathering of veterans from both sides of the conflict. A total of 53,407 … more
The workers of the J. S. O’Connor Rich Cut Glass Company in Hawley posed for this photo during the factory’s heyday in the 1890s. The company was one of the largest glass-cutting … more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — This photo appeared in a January, 1999 issue of The River Reporter with the caption, “Local amateur figure skaters and international professional figure skaters … more
“Little Matthew Bisland’s excited expression tells what kind of reception Santa Claus got at Sunday’s Christmas party at the Lumberland Town Hall,” reads the caption of this … more
The happy honeymooners could not know what lay ahead, but they had already committed to a life in the military. On November 6, 1923, The Scranton Republican announced that at “high noon Tuesday … more
In the mid-1800s, Henry Cole, an elite educator living in Victorian England, was a busy man. During the holiday season, he did not have enough time to write lengthy letters in response to those he … more
HONESDALE, PA — The relocation of Owl Chrysler Plymouth Jeep in 2005 marked the end of more than 152 years of transportation-related businesses at its Church Street site in Honesdale. That … more
Long before refrigerators and freezers were invented, people took advantage of nature to keep their food cold. Residents of the Hudson Valley depended on ice harvested from the Hudson River to stock … more
Initially, Wayne Borough was established in 1853 from portions of Scott and Preston Townships. The town was renamed Starrucca in 1873 and sits at the confluence of the Starrucca and Shadigee creeks. … more
This Saturday, November 17, regular deer season opens in the southern zone of New York State. Hunters will be permitted to hunt deer with guns through December 9, according to New York’s … more
The Elisha P. Strong mansion in Starrucca, PA, shown here during restoration, is one of the most elegant homes in Wayne County, and its owner was one of the most influential men in the county’s … more
Lately, when driving up and down Route 97, one must navigate through a flurry of construction. This transitional period of our local roads hearkens back to the early 20th century, when Route 97 … more
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