As I have time, I am going through my major collection of photos, postcards, and documents for the Town of Highland, Sullivan County, New York. This postcard and the next post with two views of the old Barryville Mill were … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Here are a few excerpts from “Aida Austin’s 1881 Diary” which mention Ridley’s, which had advertised their fall opening in the 1880 “New York Times” News article at the end of this post. Wednesday, January 19, 1881 I went out … Continue reading
My great-uncle Lon Austin (brother to Aida) never married. He loved Nell (Helena) Gillespie who lived in Brooklyn (221-14th Street). Lon may have met Nell when he visited his New York City Austin cousins or when he worked at the … Continue reading
In Aida Austin’s 1881 Diary, she mentioned Ridley’s when she was living with her cousins in New York City. This is the first of two 1880 articles on Ridley’s that I found.
“Uncle Willie rescued us in that big truck when our old car (the car in the garage shot, me thinks) broke down at Poor Richards bar/restaurant on Rt. 6. Going over the Hawks Nest in that big truck made me … Continue reading
I imagine that a number of my Halfway Brook friends have a copy or have at least heard of Reminiscences written by John W. Johnston around 1900. Reminiscences is Johnston’s first hand (often caustic) account of the people who lived … Continue reading