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In 1846, Jacob Faatz, a member of the pioneer glassmaking family in Wayne County, founded The Tracyville Glass Works alongside the Delaware & Hudson Canal about two miles east of Honesdale (now … more
This photograph from the January 25, 2001 issue of The River Reporter shows celebrants at the 60th annual Mistletoe Ball, organized by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at The Waterfront at … more
Methodist minister Horace Weston of Connecticut was the pioneer preacher in Ulster and Sullivan counties, NY. When his health gave way in 1826, he moved to Ellenville, NY, and began to manufacture … more
The first Livingston Manor Ice Carnival was held in 1959 at Scudder’s Pond. Forty years later, in 1999, The River Reporter captured this shot of one of the student sculptures that have come to … more
Considering the rapid growth of railroads in the 19th century, it’s hard to believe that in the “Birthplace of the American Railroad,” passenger rail service was confined to the … more
This photograph of the Pond Eddy Bridge was taken by Tom Kane for our December 18, 2003 paper, and accompanied an article on a familiar topic: controversy over the replacement or reconstruction of … more
Hawley’s Winterfest celebration, which occurred this year from December 8 through 10, has been around for 18 years now. The very first Winterfest was held from December 16 through 19, 1999, and … more
The Delaware & Hudson Coal Company Gravity Railroad, opened in 1828 between Carbondale and Honesdale, was designed as a companion to the D&H Canal, which ran from Honesdale to Rondout … more
The Cochecton Erie Depot has had its share of face lifts. Early photos show the building has a bow window for the ticket master to see the train arriving or departing. On March 1, 1973 the … more
Edgar B. Jadwin was born in Honesdale in 1865 to Cornelius and Charlotte Wood Jadwin. He attended Lafayette College and graduated first in his class from West Point in 1890. Jadwin served with … more
One of the Cochecton community organizations is the Women’s Community Club of Cochecton; (WCCC) founded April 17, 1956. According to the 86-stanza poem by Ethel Rohrmann Hulse, their first … more
Cornelius C. Jadwin was the second son of Henry B. Jadwin and Alice G. (Plumb) Jadwin, who were married in 1832 at Canaan Corners in Wayne County, PA. Cornelius was born in Carbondale in 1835 and … more
David Wilmot was born January 20, 1814 in Bethany, Wayne County, but moved to Wilkes-Barre in 1832 to read law under George W. Woodward. He was admitted to the bar in Bradford County in 1834. He was … more
The year is 1908 and the photograph shows one form of transportation used by tourists. Gus Merkenschlager’s Liver” was a taxi service for train passengers arriving at the Erie Depot in … more
In 1865, Christian Dorflinger moved his family from New York City to White Mills, PA, where he built a glass factory. To operate the factory, he needed experienced workers and recruited seven highly … more
The year was around 1950. There had been several reports by neighbors in East Cochecton who had seen a massive bear. During a deer hunt, Edward Hartmann spotted huge bear tracks in the snow. A posse … more
The Equinunk Historic District is a national historic district located in Buckingham and Manchester townships, Wayne County, PA. Equinunk’s first settler, between 1776 and 1782, was Josiah … more
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 … more
Eugene Dorflinger, a first cousin of Christian Dorflinger, was a worker at the Dorflinger factory in White Mills, PA. His son, John C. Dorflinger, was the supervisor of the cutting shop operations … more
During 1879, John Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Company proposed a pipeline that would transport crude oil from the operating wells in western PA to oil refineries located 300-miles away to … more
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