Posts made in December, 2013

Days of the ice harvest ends. .

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following was taken from the STORY OF GREENWOOD LAKE. In recalling his days with the ice crews, Vincent Detro said that by the time the horses and sled got to Sterling Forest to begin the day’s work, it was still dark, but the darkness had the arly stages of daylight around the fringes. The day would last up to ten o’clock or even midnight, and in those days the temperatures stayed in the teens or low twenties. For all this they got $1.00 per day. A few of the old timers also recall with a smile, that in addition to the $1.00 a day,...

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Emergency Call to Action, 1932 – 1969

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The State School Fire Company was started in December of 1932, with Gary Morton as Chief. At that time, there was no truck or company.  In 1934, the school received a 1934 Ford chassis with a front mounted Sanford Pump. Mr. George Quackenbush was then appointed assistant chief and remained fire chief until 1958. The purpose of the organization was to provide fire and emergency protection for the Warwick State School until help arrived from the Warwick Fire Department. In 1969 the “George Quackenbush Engine Company” became part of the...

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Warwick Cemetary gate is a landmark at the edge of the Village of Warwick. . .

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Warwick Cemetery Association has now rounded out 110 years of existence, having been incorporated on Nov. 28, 1866. The following year it made its first purchase of land from Thomas and John L. Welling. These grounds were laid out under the direction of an engineer and landscape gardener. They were dedicated with public ceremonies, which were held in July of 1867, after which a large sale of lots took place. For many years, a caretaker’s lodge stood near the main entrance. The gate itself is a landmark at the edge of the Village of Warwick....

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