Monticello, N.Y., Republican Watchman, May 11, 1917 Miss Minnie Meyer led off with a piano solo and it was of such par excellence that it made the other participants hustle to keep the pace. Miss Anna Meyer and Miss Edna … Continue reading →
Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) seem to have started in general use in the first few years after 1900. In 1903 Kodak introduced their No. 3A Folding Pocket Camera designed for postcard-size film. The photographs could be printed on postcard backs. … Continue reading →
I thought Halfway Brook readers might enjoy this photo of Pond Eddy, PA, contributed by Dennis C. Pond Eddy, PA is south of it’s New York name twin.
One of the major contributors to Echo Hill and Mountain Grove has listed his house in Eldred for sale. Please email me at info [at] halfwaybrook [dot] com if you are serious about the house and I will get you … Continue reading →
It is a bit of a conundrum that I can collect research and write books in Cave Creek, AZ about a place 2500 miles east with “real” green trees (in the summer) and numerous blue streams and lakes. (We do … Continue reading →
Lon Austin and Mr. Proctor As mentioned at the beginning of the Chapter 6, Uncle Lon (A.A. Austin) managed some Lochada property for the Proctors in the 1880s. Lochada, the Proctor’s home, overlooked Loch Ada (Haggai’s Pond). Their English Tudor … Continue reading →
1897 Work for A.A. Austin 3 hours with horse .60 4 hours with horse .80 half day with horse 1.00 6 hours with horse 1.20 A load coal 1.00 1898 work for A.A. Austin Feed 2.50 Hay, straw 2.50 Horse … Continue reading →
“Echo Hill and Mountain Grove” update: Cousin Cynthia and I are doing the indexing—over 1,500 names. Gary has completed some super maps, 6 family trees in the Appendix, adjusted almost 1,000 photos in photoshop, printed out 2 hard copies (510 … Continue reading →