Posts made in January, 2014

Wickham Lake — Thirty (Plus) Years of Winter Sports!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – An ice carnival was planned at Wickham Lake with ice waltzing to music in the evening, hot dogs and coffee, and a scratch hockey game in the afternoon. The musicians were to be sheltered in a tent with a big bonfire in front and oil stoves inside to keep them warm. Sleighs were to leave the residences of L.A. Riley and Dr. J.H. Wood. This was to take place on January 21, 1910. Greenwood Lake during the 1930’s and early 1940’s was well known for its winter sports activities. It was not unusual to have over 2,000 people skating on the east...

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A Cornerstone in the Community — Literally!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – One of the oldest family-owned businesses in Warwick is the insurance firm of John W. Sanford & Son, located on Main Street in the Village of Warwick. In 1890, John W. Sanford started a real estate and insurance business. In 1930, after college, Mr. Sanford’s son, John Sanford Jr., joined the insurance business and later became a partner. Several small agencies were acquired between that date and World War II when John Jr. left for four years active duty in the Navy. Mr. Sanford Sr. died in December of 1942 and the business was carried on by...

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Hard Winter

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The winter of 1835-1836 has gone by the name of the “hard winter” ever since snow commenced falling in November. With consecutive severe storms it accumulated to great depth. The cold was intermittent and excessive. Woodcock, partridge, quail and various small game were almost utterly destroyed. Great inconvenience and much suffering were experienced by the inhabitants of Warwick. Business at times was almost at a standstill from the depths of snow that impeded travel. Children were detained from school, physicians could frequently not...

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Tune in tomorrow. . .

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – On this day in 1893, Dr. Bradner appeared before the Board of Education to state he had thoroughly fumigated all apartments in the White Elephant Building and that classes could be held there after a two month period had elapsed. The Board intended using the White Elephant Building for extra primary classrooms until a new school could be built. This excerpt came from Warwick School District records. Our research has not shown where the White Elephant Building was. Does anyone know? Tune in tomorrow for the answer.

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