Posts made in July, 2013

New Home and Day School. . . for those who desire to send their children for a time from the shelter of their own homes (and more)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Stephen A. Burt was the former owner and occupant of the dwelling of the New Home and Day School. The following news release of October 7, 1878, states: It is situated in the quiet little village of Bellvale, in the southern part of Orange County, one and one-half miles from Stone Bridge Station on the Erie Railway and about two and three-fourths hours from New York City by three trains daily. The Village of Bellvale has two stores, a post office with daily mail, and all the industries usual in a place of its size. For over forty years it has...

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April of 1870, Town of Warwick Regulates the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Commissioners of Excise of the Town of Warwick met in May of 1870 pursuant to an act passed in April of 1870 regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors. It was resolved that licenses be granted to the following persons to sell and dispose of, at and upon the premises designated, strong and spirituous liquors, wines, ale, and beer in quantities less than five gallons at a time, and only for one year from the granting of the same, and that the place and character and the sum paid for each license be set opposite the name of each person. The first...

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Special Town Meeting – July 29,1864

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following is taken from the Official Town Minutes of the Town of Warwick, under the date of July 29, 1864. To John E. Conklin, Town Clerk: We, the undersigned, who are eligible to the office of Supervisor of the Town of Warwick aforesaid, hereby require to call a Special Town Meeting for the purpose of having the electors of said town vote in regards to paying bounties to volunteers to be raised for said town in the military and naval service of the United States. For paying the incidental expenses of said volunteering, and for raising such tax...

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Warwick Historical Society offers $5.00 Award!!!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following was taken from the book HISTORICAL PAPERS, Part 1, 1914. In the year 1913 a prize of $5.00 was offered by a member of the Warwick Historical Society for the best essay to be written by a member of our public school, upon a subject of local history. There were six contestants for the prize and the committee divided the prize between Miss Deborah E. VanDuzer, whose subject was “When Warwick was on the Kings Highway,” and Winthrop Sanford, whose subject was “The Trail of the Red Man in the Warwick Valley.” The award...

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Finnegan’s Corners Formally Dedicated – 1932

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In July of 1932, the Pulaski Highway, the state road that connects Pine Island of Warwick Township with Finnegan’s Corners of Goshen Township, was formally dedicated. Extensive plans were made to make this a historic occasion in Orange County. There was a gala parade and motorcade from Pine Island to Finnegan’s Corners. An unveiling of a marker was done by the Polish Consul. The road was named after General Casmir Pulaski, a Polish patriot. The Rev. Vincent J. Raith, the pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Florida, was instrumental in...

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