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Fifty to 100 million dead. Many were young adults.  That was the Spanish flu, now known as the H1N1 flu, which raged worldwide between 1918 and 1920. The CDC estimates that one-third of the … more
The Delaware and Hudson Canal (D&H) began its course to the Hudson River in Honesdale at a point behind the present-day Wayne County Historical Society, which was once the headquarters of the … more
For all that it’s winter, there isn’t a lot of ice at the moment.  I’m trying to remember the last time the Delaware fully froze and stayed frozen at all for more than a week, … more
What's going on in arts & leisure January 30 to February 5 more
The idea of giving thoughtfully often breaks down when it comes to kids. Don’t they need the latest, shiniest, whatsit?  It doesn’t take much, Wayne County children’s … more
This map of Honesdale from 1851 is valuable not only for its basic information on street names and homeowners but also for its drawings of important buildings, most of which disappeared many years … more
Joel G. Hill was born in Otsego County, NY in 1845 and moved with his parents three years later to Equinunk, Wayne County. In 1863, like many of his neighbors, he enlisted in a New York regiment. He … more
HONESDALE, PA — Oral histories are artifacts of the human experience. In its collection, the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) has roughly 100 cassette tapes of oral histories, taken by … more
William Howell Foster was the son of Isaac P. Foster, Honesdale pioneer and business partner of Jason Torrey. Foster and Torrey built and opened the first general store and were involved in virtually … more
In the 19th and early 20th century, like now, people got sick. Like now, sometimes they died. But this was before antibiotics, before most vaccines, and those deaths were often from conditions that would now be preventable, curable, or at least treatable. more
Elihu Tallman, a Massachusetts native born in 1780, was a large landholder in Northern Wayne County. Around 1800, he settled at the site of Pleasant Mount. After buying a series of properties, in … more
COCHECTON, NY — Did you know that there were once 17 newspapers in Sullivan County? Did you know that the Sullivan West Central School District was once comprised of more than 10 one-room … more
The Wayne County Historial Society has multiple cassette tapes containing valuable oral histories that have never been written down. We can fix that—and we can do it in one night. more
For the third year in a row, downtown Honesdale will play host to the Steampunk Festival this weekend. The festival along Main Street has grown each year, and organizers say this one could bring … more
Ice harvesting was a winter activity from the very early days of Wayne County. Lakes, ponds and even rivers froze solid in the winter months, and the ice was cut and saved in ice houses for use over … more
One of the most popular items in the Wayne County Historical Society Museum Shop and Research Library is a book entitled “The Nomenclature of Wayne: A History of Wayne County, PA.” … more
John and Judy Pavese, one-time owners of the Narrowsburg Inn, donated logs that were assembled into a raft on the morning of August 17, 1976 by several Narrowsburg residents: Jay Laria, Tom Wolfe, … more
Dated April 1919, this picture of Peggy Runway Falls in Narrowsburg, NY is an example of the runways used during the old days of logging, to shoot logs down to the river in order to raft them on the … more
What's going on in arts and culture Aug. 1 to 8. more
Orson, originally Hine’s Corners, is located in the southwestern corner of Preston Township on the northern border of the elevation known as Sugar Loaf Mountain. The pioneer family for which … more
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