Minisink Ford and Lackwaxen Most boarding houses in Highland were located near Eldred, Yulan, Barryville, or Hagan Pond (called Venoge in 1897). At some point at least two hotels/houses were located in the other hamlet, Minisink Ford, about four miles … Continue reading
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The early bunkhouses for lumbermen were small with dirt floors. Their later living quarters were usually in a larger building. The ground floor contained a room for the cook (who could be a woman, as in the case of my … Continue reading
The first two photos show where the old Leavenworth sawmill used to stand on Blind Pond Brook. The two stone walls were built to channel the water to the mill. A sluice was created utilizing the large vertical posts placed … Continue reading
The years 1921 was one of deep heartache for Mort and Jennie Austin and their four sons. Thursday, March 24, Dr. Smith arrived at the Austin home to take out Elizabeth’s tonsils. The operation took place on the family’s kitchen … Continue reading
February 1937 Monday, February 1, Anna Leavenworth visited the Meyers. Friday the Austins spent the evening at Garfield and Ella’s. They stopped by a couple more times during the month. Ella finished piecing Clara’s log cabin quilt in February. Garfield … Continue reading
We knew the Grieg Mansion as “Patters or Pater’s Mansion” when I was a child. I don’t know where that name came from. It was hidden from view from Stege’s Road by a dense white pine forest. The mansion was … Continue reading
The Greig family from England was just one of the many families of interest mentioned in the Halfway Brook Series. Here are two photos of the outside of their huge home from the early 1960s—thanks to J. Meyer.
Today I had the pleasure of meeting the Doeller sisters who live in Arizona. Handsome Eddy Farm, Pond Eddy, the home of Doris and Marion at one time, is one of the houses featured in Farewell to Eldred.
If you have read any of the books in the Memoirs from Eldred, New York, you may have some idea of the massive amounts of information and photos that I have had access to. I thought I had returned everything … Continue reading
I always looked forward to the time when school would be out, for I never was too fond of studying and, besides, my parents ran a small summer boarding house to which a few families brought their children year after … Continue reading