Posts made in June, 2013

1812 the Merritt’s Island Turnpike Company was incorporated (and more)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1812 the Merritt’s Island Turnpike Company was incorporated with capital stock of $10,000. The incorporators were John Wheeler, William Thompson, Joshua Sayre, George D. Wickham, Michael A. Jones, Robert Ferrier, Moses Wisner and associates. The line of the road began “on the east side of the ‘drowned lands’, in the Town of Warwick,” ran thence to Pine Island, thence to Pochuck Creek near the house of Moses Wisner, from there to Merritt’s island, and then across the Wallkill to the mainland on the west side of...

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Food Prices in 1889

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following food prices were taken from THE RISING STAR, which was published in Bellvale beginning in January, 1889. Butter, $.27 per pound; eggs, $.30 per dozen; milk at creamery $.02 3/4 per quart; potatoes, $.80 per bushel; winter apples, $1.50 to $2.50 per bushel; corn, $.55 per bushel; and oats, $.35 to $.40 per bushel. Live hogs were $.05 per pound, and pigs, four weeks old, $2.50 each; chickens went for $.10 per pound.

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