To Genevieve Hyde’s great frustration, people regularly pilfered fruit and vegetables from her farm in Bushnellsville. So she devised a novel solution; she became the first woman deputy in all of Ulster County.Read More
Breakups are hard.
And as one Sullivan County couple discovered in 1907, they’re even worse when your breakup unexpectedly makes headlines across the country.Read More
Before refrigeration, successful ice harvests were vital. When the winter ice on lakes, ponds, and even rivers was properly thick, men would bring their saws and cut blocks to store in ice houses.Read More
“On one side, to the South, the grand old mountains, with their ever changing shadows of clouds and sunshine, seem to come together at right angles at the Westkill Notch, all covered with green trees… “Read More
“Have you ever seen a cow in spectacles?”Read More
Scandal erupted in Roxbury in early 1881. At the center of it was an unlikely person: B.C. Miller, the 30-year-old Reverend of the Reformed Church of Roxbury.Read More
Pumpkins: good for pies, jack-o'-lanterns, seasonal decor, and metaphors for deeply-felt anxieties over rapid political and social change.
Wait, what was that last one, again?Read More