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What the New Paltz newspapers said 100 years ago

What the New Paltz newspapers said 100 years ago

The winter of 1919-20 was quite a bit harsher than 2019-20. Consider: “The great depth to which the ground is frozen has caused many springs to give out.” … “Crossing the ice is still good between Highland and Poughkeepsie. The taxis charge 25 cents to take passengers across.” … “The present winter is without exception the longest and hardest in the memory of the present generation. There has been 25 snow storms this winter, big and little.”

What the New Paltz newspapers said 100 years ago

What the New Paltz newspapers said 100 years ago

The annual meeting of the New Paltz Study Club was held Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Bowman LeFever. The following officers for the year were elected: President, Miss Cora DuBois; secretary, Mrs. Louis D. LeFevre; treasurer, Mrs. Stahl.  Miss Ella McLaury had charge of the program, which consisted of readings and phonographic selections portraying the humorous side of life among the American, British and Canadian soldiers during the war.

The history of the Haviland-Heidgerd Collection in New Paltz

The history of the Haviland-Heidgerd Collection in New Paltz

This is the story of two remarkable people who, 51 years ago, envisioned a place where people from near and far could come and research their genealogy or learn about local history – a place where membership was not required, with regular hours, a knowledgeable staff and a collection of research materials that were guaranteed to be there when you needed them.

What New Paltz newspapers said 100 years ago

What New Paltz newspapers said 100 years ago

Words from a lost age. “The present campaign has certainly been carried on, in a very ladylike manner. Never before have we observed such courtesy in a political campaign. There has been little mudslinging, our opponents have treated us in a very gentlemanly manner.”