Posts made in August, 2013

Baird’s Tavern — Beautiful as Ever!

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

“Warwick in History” – In the summer of 1910, invitations were issued to a centennial celebration at the Baird farm, just west of the Village of Warwick.  A special train ran from the village at noon and returned in the afternoon, letting the guests off at Baird’s crossing on the L&H.     The anniversary was in commemoration of the building of the stone farmhouse, which was probably completed in the year 1810. However, the family has records indicating that the Bairds had owned the farm property for a number of years before that date, and it is still owned and...

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Warwick Hospitality from the 1800’s – Today

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

“Warwick in History” – The following was taken from the book TWO CENTURIES IN WARWICK. In the early 1800’s, Cornelius Lazear established a tavern in New Milford. Later came the Riverside, and the New Milford Hotel. Edenville had Peter VanHouten’s Tavern in 1791. Greenwood lake, which became a popular nineteenth century resort area, had many hotels. Bellvale, as the result of a pact among its inhabitants, had none, at least not for the fifty years up to 1889. However, the RISING STAR noted that the Mount Peter House, which overlooked Bellvale, was doing a...

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Pineapples — a pet theory. . .

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – George Hansen tells of a friend of his. Huckleberry Jack was a renowned character of Warwick mountains. As his name implies, he was an expert in the huckleberry game, and knew where the most luscious berries grew for miles around. Living in a house on Cascade Road, a mile above Bellvale, he gathered berries as much for pleasure as for profit. Jack was a great gardener, and the tidy premises were productive, as much of his subsistence was wrought from the soil. A native of Denmark, Jack related some of his life experiences; 38 years were on the...

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The coming of motor vehicles has indeed brought many changes. .

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Most of the old time horse drinking fountains have become obsolete. The only remaining one, which is inoperative, is the one at Fountain Square, near the old library (now the A.W. Buckbee Center). Horse traffic was brisk in its heyday, and frequent drinking places were appreciated by “Old Dobbin.” The memorial fountain at the square was placed there n 1902 as a memorial to George W. Sanford. This fountain had a jet on the north side where folks could easily get a drink. There was a tub type watering box, as it was called, at the curb in...

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Warwick Chapter of AARP – formed 1965

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Warwick South Orange Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) was formed in 1965 as the 26th chapter in New York State and the 377th chapter in the nation. The association works to secure more equitable treatment for people over the age of 50 years. It constantly seeks to improve retirement services. Through membership, one is eligible for a broad… range of low cost benefits and services, including group health insurance plans. The local chapter has a membership of over 120 and meets at the American Legion hall on...

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