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Apr 25, 2017 | 00:00 am
On this day in 1983, the Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov’s letter came in response to a note[…]Read more...
The Museum has an extensive collection of Postcards from the Golden and Silver Hotel ages that you can browse and buy.
Here is a small sample from the Town of Bethel Collection.
Visit: http://www.classiccatskills.com/ for an updated version of this video plus photos and memories of the Catskills region. Kutsher's is one the last great Catskills resorts still in business. At its peak in the 1950's, there were nearly 1000 hotels operating in the region. In this video -- originally produced in 2007 on the 100th anniversary of the hotel -- Sullivan County Editor Barry Lewis interviews hotel matriarch Helen Kutsher and her son Mark.
Narrated by Cy Plotkin whose parents bought the original Woodlawn Villa in 1920. A brief history of hotels around White Lake and Kauneonga Lake, Sullivan County, New York. Created by Sullivan County Historical Society.
A pioneer American Polar explorer, Dr. Cook spent two decades in expeditions to both Polar regions and subarctic Alaska between 1891 and 1909. Many authorities acknowledge him as the discoverer of the geographical North Pole in 1908. He was the first American to spend forced winters in both the Antarctic and the Arctic and is credited with saving the "Belgica" expedition to the South Polar regions in 1897-99.
In 1906 his first reported ascent of Alaska's Mt. McKinley (which he was the first to circumnavigate in 1903) was accepted until a bitter controversy arose in late 1908 about Cook's claim to having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Cook was knighted by the King of the Belgians, honored by geographical societies and authored five books about his experiences.