Posts made in September, 2013

The first meeting of the Queen Village Queens took place on September 21, 1961, when fifty-two girls responded …(more)

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The first meeting of the Queen Village Queens took place on September 21, 1961, when fifty-two girls responded to the invitation to form an all girl marching band. Their first majorette was Sandra Byrnes and their first trophy was won at Port Jervis in July of 1963. The first director was Erwin Swinson. In their fifteen years of existence the Queens have been a living advertisement of the Town of Warwick, having performed n parades throughout the northeastern United States. Highlights of their appearances include: four appearances at the Miss America...

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There is no stream in the state, or perhaps in the country, just like the Wallkill….(more)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following is taken from notes compiled by Anne M. Brozdowski. There is no stream in the state, or perhaps in the country, just like the Wallkill, which gets its name from the Waal River in the Netherlands. The Dutch name for river or creek is Kill. Thus came Wallkill. The Wallkill is so crooked that in its flow of twenty miles from Hamberg to Denton it has a course of eighty miles. In that distance the entire fall is but eleven feet. An old publication of 1797, THE AMERICAN GAZETEER, said that the Wallkill is a sluggish stream with 40,000 or...

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American Association of University Women (and more)

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

  “Warwick in History” – On this day in 1970, the Warwick Branch of the American Association of University Women celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special program, dinner, and a presentation of a ten-year history of the group. Seventy women were members at the time. During a successful ten years of growth, the Warwick Branch shared many programs with the public. These included the creative and cultural workshops at the library and movies and puppet shows for children; study groups, such as art, China, modern novel, zoning, drama and others; concerts; regular bridge...

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Warwick Experiences Drought Conditions — Water Supply an Issue — 1936

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – On this day in 1936, the most important business before the village board Monday evening was the question of additional water supply. While Warwick was more than lucky this summer, coming through the severest drought we have had in years in comparatively good shape, still the conservation of water is a pertinent factor at the present time. The first reservoir is down one foot, the second eleven feet, and the third sixteen feet. The solution for additional supply seems to be the artesian well. Superintendent of the Water Department, Elbert L. Hulse,...

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Warwick United Methodist Church from 1867 to the Present. . .

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1867, the Warwick Methodist congregation built the brick church on Main Street. The church building and Main Street itself have watched together the passing parade of the life of the village. Groups of Methodists had met in private homes for many years before 1840, at which time regular services began to be held by riders in the Newburgh circuit. At first they gathered in the ballroom of a tavern owned by Thomas Ward. Later, a tent in an orchard housed their meetings. By 1842, the Methodists had progressed to a building near the north corner of...

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