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ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT IN THOMPSON. A presentation at the Grahamsville Time and the Valleys Museum will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM. Project co-chairman Gordon MacAdam and committee member Paul Lounsbury will do a PowerPoint presentation about the 20 one room schools that existed in Thompson between 1818 and 1960. Seven historic plaques were erected in 2019 and eight additional ones were just approved with six more pending. The program will run approximately one hour.
The Sullivan County Historical Society is pleased to be part of this project.
Bluegrass guitarist Roy Streever was born in the old Callicoon Hospital and grew up in Western Sullivan County listening to the folk music of the sixties. He has been performing for many years, and is currently a member of the Hudson Valley bluegrass band “Oxford Depot”. Oxford Depot plays old time traditional music on traditional bluegrass instruments. The other band members are; Leon Swyka, bass, Ed Ackerly, banjo, Carl Kubie, fiddle, and Kevin Monahan, mandolin.
As part of the Sullivan County Historical Societies “First Sunday Music and History” concerts, Oxford Depot will give a performance and talk at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, January 6th (snow date January 13th). Doors open at 1:30 and the music starts at 2pm.
We recently undertook the project of digitizing our collection of the Republican Watchman Newspapers from 1909 and 1910.
These are now available for viewing at the Sullivan County Museum. We also have some from the Sullivan County Record
All of these newspapers are searchable and indexed for ease of finding information and subjects that appear in them.
$1,000,000 FIRE IN MONTICELLO
BUSINESS SECTION GUTTED
Seventy-Four Places of Business and Residence Go Up in Smoke-—A Sorry Spectacle—But Monticello Will Build Again.
The larger part of the business section of Monticello is In ashes. It's glory has departed. At S:30 o’clock on Tuesday night, the power house of the Murray Electric Light & Power Co., was discovered to be on fire and was in a mass of flames before the fire bell had made the necessary strokes locating the fire section.
With surprising rapidity the flames spread and in an hour the entire village seemed to be doomed, and but for the persistent fighting of the firemen there would have been saved to no one a place to rest his weary head.
As it is, some have lost all they had, and no loss, as far as wo have been able to learn, was covered entirely by insurance.
From the power house the fire Quickly swept buck to the Palatine Casino, and in less time than it takes to chronicle it. that place of masquerade, frolic and fun was in a mass of flames. The Palatine, P. C. Murray’s fine hotel, stands directly in front of the Casino, and that was the next building to go up in smoke and flames, and a sorry sight it was indeed. It swept across the street to Strong's Block, destroying Strong & Co’s, book store, S. L. Strong’s grocery store, T.H. Dougherty’s harness store, and John .D. Lyon’s law office. The telephone central office, standing in the rear of tile Strong Block, caught on fire and with it went W. C. Oddo’s tailoring and furnishing store, Preston’s bar-J her shop, and Frank Ray’s household goods
Court Room Burned. ,
A high wind fanned the flames into a roaring, raging' wall of fire which swept down Broadway consuming everything before it
The following is an exceprt from our new Digitized collection of the Republican Watchman 1909.
To read the rest this story and see even more from of our Newspaper collection, Please visit the Sullivan County Museum.