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    • Donna Matthews and Jackie Lotocke

    • Swimming pools
    • Donna Matthews, left, with her childhood friend Jackie Latocke, (now Smith). During this time period, many if not most local children learned to swim in this pool. William Matthews' scrapbook has this description of the pool: "In 1939, a cement...
    • SEGMENT 2: Early fishing career, ice fishing

    • Shad; Ice fishing; Nets;
    • Started fishing 26 years ago. Talked to Harry [Henry] Gourdine and learned a lot from Bill Harbolic [sp?], taught him to mend nets, etc. Boat at Pete Smith's in Verplanck. Bill had heart trouble, Ed was partner to go crabbing. "We were like father...
    • Joseph Pisani oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Typhoid fever;
    • Joseph Pisani, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY, talks about his earliest memories of his family's immigration to the United States, recalls the cultural hurdles that he and his family encountered--and eventually learned to overcome--in...
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...
    • Air core high voltage electric transformer

    • Inventions;
    • During his senior year at Nyack High School, inventor William Henry Hand built this air core high voltage electric transformer and demonstrated it on the school stage. The voltage was estimated at 700,000. It was considered a new development. A few...
    • Putnam County, NY map from 1854

    • Barns; Streams; Churches; Mining; Brick industry; Schools; Stables; Outbuildings; Forge shops; Mills; Farmhouses; Farms; Croplands; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Hills; Mountains; Streets; Maps
    • The title of the original reads: ""Map of Putnam County New-York. Surveyed and Published by R. F. O'Connor. 398 Eighth Avenue, New York. 1854."" It was advertised in the Putnam County Courier at the time as: ""A NEW MAP OF PUTNAM COUNTY,...
    • Putnam County, NY map from 1854

    • Barns; Streams; Churches; Mining; Brick industry; Schools; Stables; Outbuildings; Forge shops; Mills; Farmhouses; Farms; Croplands; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Hills; Mountains; Streets; Maps
    • The title of the original reads: "Map of Putnam County New-York. Surveyed and Published by R. F. O'Connor. 398 Eighth Avenue, New York. 1854." It was advertised in the Putnam County Courier at the time as: "A NEW MAP OF PUTNAM COUNTY, plotted from...
    • Unit 02 Loomis Board of County Supervisors

    • Politics & government; Politicians; Airports;
    • Explains impacts of dissolution of the Westchester County Board of Supervisors; felt towns in Northern Westchester had a better "shake" when all county Board of Supervisors existed, yet recognized increasing demands on Supervisors as Towns were...

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