Posts made in December, 2013

Main Street Memories

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In discussions with Leo J. Foley and Mary Davenport, life long residents of the Town of Warwick, the following are some of the memories they have of the Village of Warwick about the year 1910. Main Street was an unpaved dirt road with maple trees along both sides of the street. A daily occurrence during the summer months was Mike O’Brien’s team of horses pulling a sprinkler tank down Main Street to eliminate the clouds of dust. Most of the traffic at this time was horse and wagon with occasional motor cars. Mr. Foley vividly remembered the...

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Presbyterian Church of Amity — a Moment in Time.

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Centennial of the Presbyterian Church of Amity was celebrated on December 10, 1896. That was the anniversary of the original organization, called the Presbyterian Society of Amity. The centennial day was scheduled with a bountiful dinner at noon, an afternoon session, a fine supper, and an evening program. Several former pastors spoke or sent papers to be read, and some members gave addresses on various aspects of the history of the congregation. Many neighboring pastors participated, including the Rev. Taber Knox of Warwick, the Rev. Thomas...

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Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company, and more. . .

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In December of 1917, the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company, in common with all important railroads, was taken over by the government as a World War Measure. Telegrahing Director General of Railroads, W.C. McAdoo, Lewis A. Riley, president of the L & H, said, “This company will make every effort to promote efficiency in moving traffic and will cooperate in every way so as to bring this war to a successful conclusion”. There were troop movements, the guarding of bridges, and Liberty Bond compaigns to which both company and its...

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1926 Roads Encircle Greenwood Lake!

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

“Warwick in History” – In December, 1925, they were showing some very good moving pictures at the Parish House in Greenwood Lake every Saturday night, and they were appreciated by everyone. There were many people who did not have a chance to go to Warwick to see the pictures, and those who could did not like the long ride in cold and stormy weather; so they were glad to have pictures at the lake¬†once more. Greenwood Lakers were also looking forward to 1926, as the year when they would have roads going completely around the lake. Both New York and New Jersey had promised...

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Warwick — Queen Village

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

“Warwick in History” – The following was taken from a supplement to THE WARWICK ADVERTISER of December 5, 1907. The growth of our town has been steady and solid. Supported by farming territory and carefully managed industrial plants, it gives every promise of continuing without serious interruption. ¬† The business men of Warwick realize these facts and are keeping prepared for the increasing trade; never have they offered better advanages. Our farms are increasing in value and profit; our industries are growing; the number of people who find a pleasant home here is becoming...

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