What Once Was: The Apollo Mall at Monticello

June 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The long-abandoned Apollo Mall on the east side of Monticello first opened in 1983. The mall, formerly the Monteco Mall, was developed by Alfred S. “Flap” Ingber of Fallsburg (1931-1991). Ingber was a graduate of Columbia University in 1954 and later served as president of the Apollo Scaffold and Equipment Company in Monticello. In 1973...
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Hunter, New York: The Story of Dolan’s Lake

May 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Dolan’s Lake, is scenically located adjacent to the Schoharie Creek at the base of Hunter Mountain in Greene County, New York. The park at the lake is a popular summer swimming destination, with public fishing, walking paths, picnic tables and a pavilion also available. Dolan’s Lake Park is home to a memorial in honor of the September 11, 20...
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Ellenville Pride: The Boy with the Boot

May 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Located in Liberty Square at the center of Ellenville, the four-foot, bronze “Boy with the Boot” statue has come to symbolize the small Ulster County village. This public Ellenville version was created in 1997 by local sculptor Matt Pozorski. It was modeled after one of the original Ellenville “Boy with the Boot” statues that was located for many y...
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Longo’s Work: The Woodridge O. & W. Mural

May 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Walking along Broadway in the village of Woodridge in Sullivan County, New York, perhaps on your way to a restaurant or to the market, you will find an amazing, 100-foot-long mural dedicated to the history of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway (N.Y. O. & W.). The mural, located on the side of Slater’s Garage building, was completed in the...
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Our Lady of Knock Shrine: A Photographic Study

May 07, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Our Lady of Knock Shrine is located in the northern Catskills at the hamlet of East Durham. The beautiful church is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Reverend Jay Atherton is the current pastor of the church, which offers daily and weekend masses. Atherton also serves as pastor for Sacred Heart in Cairo, St. John the Baptist in Greenvil...
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Forestburgh Log Cabin: A Photographic Study

April 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Forestburgh Log Cabin, constructed circa the 1790s, is one of the earliest structures built in Sullivan County, New York. The Forestburgh town website notes that the cabin was once owned by Abe Cuddeback. A primitive school was functioning at the cabin prior to the town of Forestburgh being established. For many years the cabin was und...
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Diamond Notch Falls: A Photographic Study

April 23, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Diamond Notch Falls, sometimes referred to as West Kill Falls, is a pleasant 25-foot waterfall located on the West Kill at the end of Spruceton Valley in the Hunter-Westkill Wilderness Area. Diamond Notch is the gap between Hunter Mountain and West Kill Mountain. From the end of Greene County Route 6 (Spruceton Road), the falls are easily...
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On the Road Again: Ultimate Road Trip # 10

April 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The latest iteration of the Ultimate Road Trip music mix series went live in the fall of 2021. In October of that year, I took a fantastic week-long vacation to the Catskills. I stayed for several days at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello and spent the rest of the week in the Phoenicia area. Using Monticello as a base for the first half of t...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 9)

April 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 8)

April 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 7)

April 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 6)

April 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 5)

March 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 4)

March 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 3)

March 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
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