Hardware merchant Graham Watts was born in New York City in December 1843 and came to Honesdale, PA, in 1850 with his parents, John and Jane Watts.
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.
Gouldsboro, in Lehigh Township, Wayne County, was named for Jay Gould, infamous “robber baron” of the 19th century.
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?
Journalist Thomas J. Ham wrote in “The Honesdale Citizen”: “The glass works [near Bethany in Dyberry Township] were started in 1816 by a company of Germans who had been employed in the manufacture of glass at Frankfort-on-the-Main.
New York State’s history is rich with stories of fishermen. However, fishing in New York was not always as regulated as it is today.
The locale of this photo is identified as Orson, in Preston Township, PA. It’s a special occasion—perhaps the 4th of July or Old Home Day. The whole town has turned out, and a train full of passengers has stopped at the O&W depot to view the festivities. The brass band is standing at attention, ready to break into a rousing march.
In May 1888, a construction contract was awarded to David Kellam for $9,000. A year later, the Little Equinunk Bridge Company completed building the Kellam-Stalker Bridge.
The cost in 1913 of this unique artifact was $25.35.
Growing up figure skating on her family farm’s pond, Amy Kelsey, nee Andersen (pictured at right), a native of Long Eddy, NY, would go on to become the goalie on the first varsity women’s ice hockey team at Cornell University.