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Once called Salem Corners, then Hamlinton, the bustling town of Hamlin is still the hub of the Salem Township community. The first frame house in the town was built two miles west of the Corners by … more
The Curtis family name is known to Cochecton and Callicoon local history. James C. Curtis is the illustrious fellow to tout being first supervisor for the Town of Cochecton, New York State … more
Historic Liberty Hall, also known as “The Masonic,” was built in 1860 by Miles L. Tracy on the site of the old Jakway Hotel at Main and 9th streets in Honesdale. When the Confederacy … more
The Town of Cochecton was separated from Bethel in 1828. James C. Curtis was elected the first supervisor of the Town of Cochecton serving from 1829 to 1844 and 1849 to 1850. His public service … more
The Liberty Wedge was a musical group formed to raise money in Wayne County for Liberty Bonds. Wayne County played an active part in World War I, beginning with the local Company E of the 13th … more
Professor George W. Twitmyer became supervising principal of Honesdale’s schools in 1884. Born in Center County, PA in 1849, he graduated from the Central Normal School and started teaching at … more
The Cochecton Train Station freight room is blessed with seven oil paintings by a young 14-year-old lad who once captured the highlights of Cochecton’s landscapes. Raymond A. Ehrle of East … more
Cochecton Papers I was published July 1977 to commemorate the town of Cochecton’s past and to remind us of a promising future. Lillian Krauss chaired the Cochecton Bicentennial Committee. … more
Samuel Meredith, first treasurer of the United States under the Constitution, served in that office from 1789 to 1801. Meredith, his brother-in-law, George Clymer, and other Philadelphia speculators … more
Years ago, the Weiden family of Narrowsburg donated to the Cochecton Preservation Society a vintage wooden egg shipping box that was used to send eggs to their family in NYC via railroad. The box has … more
The Haidee post office in Scott Township, Wayne County, PA, was established in by Edwin Tallman, who described how Haidee became Winterdale. “In 1875 I sent a petition to Congress for the … more
A postcard from Lillian Krauss’s family collection is captioned, “Post Office, Cochecton, NY,” and it is dated Oct. 8, 1910. The George V. Miller Co., Scranton, PA published the … more
The tiny village of Sherman lies at the very northernmost part of Scott Township, Wayne County. Originally called New Baltimore and renamed for General William Tecumseh Sherman, it was once a … more
The headquarters of the Wayne County Historical Society has quite a history of its own. The brick building has been standing at 810 Main Street in Honesdale since 1860 when it was built by Rodney … more
Methodist services in Fosterdale, NY started in 1865 as classes in homes, led by a circuit-rider preacher. A church was organized in 1871, with services iheld n the old Fosterdale schoolhouse. The … more
The first dispatch from Honesdale after the disastrous 1942 flood was written by local reporter Hartley J. Sanford and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 25. He reported, “A dozen … more
The Jeffersonville Mountain Climbers and Snowmobile Club is pictured stopping for lunch (mid ‘70s), at Sam & Al’s on Route 52. Cochecton Preservation Socity historian Arthur Hassis … more
Carl Prosch, a native of Vienna, Austria, trained in the celebrated art schools of that city and New York and was brought to Wayne County by Christian Dorflinger to manage the new Honesdale … more
The year is 1940, and here are students gathered in the sunshine at the Cochecton schoolhouse, now known as the old Cochecton town hall. Arthur Hassis, historian for the Cochecton Preservation … more
Elvira Kennedy Brownscombe was born in 1809 to David and Rhoda Stearns Kennedy in Mt. Pleasant Township, Wayne County. David Kennedy’s father, David Sr., and wife Rhoda (Tingley) had emigrated … more
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