Posts made in November, 2013

Under the Tent — Takes on a Whole New Meaning!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – When the circus came to town in the fall of 1926, the people got more excitement than they bargained for. First, Chief Bill Clark of the Warwick police force recognized the ticket seller as a man who was wanted for embezzlement in Tennessee. He notified Pinkerton detectives in the city, who came up here and made the arrest after the crowd was in the tent. Several persons had claimed they were short-changed by him. Then a circus laborer got into a argument with his boss. Drawing a knife, the laborer accidentally caused a superficial wound on the arm of...

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Radio picks up static as well as any of them. . .

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following are taken from THE SEMAPHORE, a monthly publication of the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company during the years 1926 through 1928. Engineer Harry Giveans has been busy collecting funds for the Boy Scouts. His son Edgar is a a first class member of the organization. Willard Donley has just installed a fine new six cylinder radio, and says, “It picks up static as well as any of them.” He gets station WJZ nearly every night. Randolph Leeper, popular office boy of the auditing department, is sick with the...

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Henry William Herbert, better known as Frank Forester, Sang the Praises of Warwick!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In the fall of 1920, a tablet to the memory of Henry William Herbert, a naturalist better known as Frank Forester, was unveiled by the Sportsman of America in cooperation with the Historical Society. The tablet, placed on a field boulder from Dr. A.W. Edsiall’s farm, was put in Forester Square. It is a statuary bronze, containing a medallion of Forester and a quotation from his writings, “May blessings be about you, beautiful vale of Warwick.” Forester sang the praises of the beauties of Warwick in WARWICK WOODLANDS and other of his...

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Warwick Gets Powered Up! 1924

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1924, the Orange and Rockland Electric Company calculated that the Town of Warwick was its largest customer for current for lighting purposes and for cooking, and was third largest in sales of current for power. In those days, it was a newsworthy item when a person’s house or business was wired for electricity, or when an electric range was installed, or an electric washer delivered. The Orange and Rockland used to note such events in its weekly newsletter. For instance, in 1925, Borden’s Creameries in New Milford and Florida were being...

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Rediscovering and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot and Revolutionary War Cemetery

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks, News and Press | 0 comments

Rediscovering and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot and Revolutionary War Cemetery

The Warwick Historical Society invites you to attend their November Curator’s Choice Presentation. Please honor all of our veterans by attending an event that reflects upon our first veterans and their revolutionary sacrifice. Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:00PM at the Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Avenue. Reservations preferred. Please call 845-986-3236 or e-mail whs@warwick.net. Tickets may be purchased at the door; $10.00 per person, refreshments served. Reflecting Upon Our First Veterans Rediscovering and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot and Revolutionary War...

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