Hankins Volunteer Fire Department, Sullivan County

February 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Hankins Volunteer Fire Department #1 is located near the Delaware River in the tiny hamlet of Hankins in the town of Fremont, Sullivan County. The department was established in 1949 “through the foresight and generosity of some prominent citizens in the neighboring communities a fire truck, a lot on which a new fire house is being erected, and...
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Fallsburg Falls: A Photographic Study

February 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Fallsburg Falls, once known as Old Falls, is a series of charming cascades on the Neversink River. Much of the early industry in the town of Fallsburg centered around the falls as it provided the necessary waterpower for the mills. Thomas Lockwood, considered by county historians to be the father of Fallsburg, soon bought out many of the earliest b...
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Campbell Inn at Roscoe, New York

February 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The century old Campbell Inn was a once famous resort located in the iconic fishing haven of Roscoe, New York. The resort, prominently located on a hillside overlooking the hamlet of Roscoe, first opened its doors circa 1900 under the ownership of Jefferson Campbell (1854-1916), a Roscoe native, prominent local merchant and partner in the firm Camp...
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High Falls on the Rondout Creek

February 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
High Falls, originally known as Great Falls, is a very wide, 25-foot-high waterfall that spans the Rondout Creek in the similarly named hamlet of High Falls. The falls were known to early settlers by the 1670s, with the first recorded transfer of land at the High Falls taking place with the land grant of 50 acres to Frederick Hussey in 1676. Howeve...
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Cantine Dam Falls

January 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Cantine Dam Falls is a beautiful, albeit man-made, waterfall located in downtown Saugerties. The dam was originally erected in 1825 by Henry Barclay and was known as the Barclay Dam. In 1857 the dam was carried away by flooding, which also caused extensive damage to several mills and thus forced 700 people out of work for several months. The da...
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A Photographic Tour of Catskill, New York

January 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The historic riverside village of Catskill, scenically located at the junction of the Hudson River and Catskill Creek, is home to “rich architectural resources”, “a tapestry of architectural styles, most of which are remarkably well preserved” and “a wide variety and high concentration of well-preserved late eighteenth and nineteenth century brick...
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Over the Top at Cantigny

January 15, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Located in front of Greene County Supreme Court building in the village of Catskill, the World War I Doughboy statue titled “Over the Top at Cantigny” commemorates those who have served in 10th New York Infantry between July 15, 1917 and July 8, 1919. The Battle of Cantigny, during May 1918 in France, was the first American battle and victory of Wo...
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Cedar Grove (Home of Thomas Cole)

January 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was perhaps the most prominent American landscape painter of his time. His depictions of the Catskills captured the imagination of the American public, offering a sense of national pride in the country’s natural beauty. His paintings offered the belief that the vast and awe-inspiring American landscape was sublime, a reflect...
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Broadway Theater: Movie Night in Monticello

January 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The abandoned art deco Broadway Theater in the village of Monticello was a classic single screen theater. It started operating by circa 1930. According to the 1945 Film Daily Year Book the theater had 570 seats, although it was later expanded to approximately 1,000 seats. The Broadway Theater is listed on the National Register of Histori...
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O. & W. Railway Museum at Roscoe

December 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The New York, Ontario and Western Railway (N.Y. O. & W.) was a regional railroad that operated from 1868 to 1957. The railroad ran from Weehawken, New Jersey to Cornwall on the Hudson River and then on to Oswego on Lake Ontario, with branches to Kingston, Port Jervis, Monticello, Delhi, Utica, Rome and Scranton. The railroad entered bankruptcy in 1...
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Russell Brook Falls

December 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Russell Brook Falls is a scenic, relatively out-of-the-way, two-tiered waterfall located in the southwestern corner of the Catskill Park in the Delaware Wild Forest. The Russell Brook, the name of both the brook and falls, flows downstream for approximately 3.7 miles, joining the Beaverkill River at Butter Nut Grove. The trailhead used for accessin...
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1st Church of the Little Green Man

December 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The 1st Church of the Little Green Man is the creation of the eccentrically creative artist Mike Osterhout. As a self-proclaimed “minister,” Osterhout led the obscure Church of the Little Green Man as a form of performance art in the East Village of Manhattan in the 1980s. Holding court in former bars and strip clubs, Osterhout would lead the churc...
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Roaring Kill Falls: A Photographic Study

December 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Roaring Kill Falls is a relatively unknown but scenic waterfall located near the head of Platte Clove and the Twin Mountain trailhead. The falls drop over a lengthy series of successive cascades ranging in height from 3 to 10 feet and over wide ledges up to 10 yards wide. Large boulders disrupt the chilly, chaotic flow of water downstream as the Ro...
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Old Stone House of Hasbrouck

November 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The Old Stone House in the hamlet of Hasbrouck was constructed circa 1810. It is scenically located on a knoll overlooking the confluence of the Wynkoop Brook and the Neversink River in the town of Fallsburg. The Hasbrouck hamlet was once a thriving country community with shops, a mill, a church, a creamery and its own post office (from 1846...
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State Theater: Movie Night in Deposit, New York

November 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The iconic State Theater in the village of Deposit, New York proudly opened its doors on March 27, 1937 with a 7pm showing of the romantic comedy “When’s Your Birthday.” Admission cost 30 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. The State Theater building was originally constructed by the Kallet-Comerford movie house chain of upstate New...
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