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    • Engine No. 2 from the side

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines, a 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank Ford equipped with 150 feet of hose. Elie Shneour, one of the founding members of the Fire Department, suggested that the fire truck be white, rather than red, to...
    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • Engine No. 2

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State); Fire departments;
    • Four men stand posed around the Bard College Fire Department Engine #2: one at the passenger door, one at the driver side door, and two at the front bumper. The truck contained a 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank and 150 feet of hose. The stone building...
    • Rev. Lawrence T. Cole

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Lawrence T. Cole served as president from 1899 to 1903, and as trustee of the College from 1916 to 1928 and from 1933 to 1953. While Rev. Cole only served a short time as president, he was a very dedicated trustee, attending 58 meetings during...
    • Radio Blinker Signal Set

    • Radio industry; Telegraph
    • Frank B. Perry and Sons of Newton, Mass. made the "Radio Blinker Signal Set," patented in 1917. Made under contract for the U.S. Army Air Service, presumedly preparing soldiers for service in World War I. The trainee operated the key set on top...
    • Andrew James Maroney Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Railroads; Steamboats; Children; Fishermen; Swimming; Libraries
    • Andrew Maroney (born May 15, 1921) was a long-time resident who was very interested in the history of Cornwall-on_Hudson, New York. He was involved in village activites and liked to tell stories of the history of the village.
    • Gertrude Pope Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Political activity; Librarians; People; Schools; Social life; Theaters;
    • Mrs. Pope's family was very involved in local politics and in local organizations. She had a lot of information about the genealogy of her family. She remembered all the names of her teachers in the school on Idlewild Avenue and could also name...
    • Elsie Wilson Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Family; Employment; Railroads; Railroad accidents;
    • Elsie was born on Maple Street in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Her father was an electrician who worked for Thomas Taft. She told many stories about dances and other activities in the village. She told a very entertaining story about a train trip; a bottle...
    • Mary Bell oral history interview [Audio]

    • Activities; Family trees;
    • Mrs. Bell was very proud of her family tree, so the interview gives a lot of detail about the family. She told about the visitors they had at their home on the mountain and the activities they had for entertainment.
    • JohnThurston Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Roads; Farms; Farm produce; Toll roads; Tolls;
    • Mr. Thurston had a genealogy of his family going back to 1682 and he referred to it often during the interview. In 1814 his great-great-grandfather Jacob Cox had 12 shares in the Cornwall-New Windsor Turnpike Company with controlled the toll road...
    • Terrace Hill, Ellenville, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Hotels; Taverns (inns);
    • Photograph of the Terrace Hill Inn inset on an Art Deco design card. Under the photograph it reads, "The very birds sing sweeter, In this lovely country air, And I feel so strong and sturdy, That life's without a care."
    • G.A.R. Surrender Float

    • Postcards; Fairs; Floats (Parades); Horse teams; Veterans' organizations; Treaties;
    • Black and white photograph of the Grand Army of the Republic float in the 1912 Ulster County Fair depicting the surrender of General Lee. The float received a special prize, was very realistic and was loudly cheered by the crowd, according to the...
    • Jack Finch oral history interview

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    • Former Principal at the Myers school in Hurley and a realtor. Jack also was a member of the Kingston Common Council and a County Legislator. As a Board Member of the Heart Association, Jack attended a presentation given at the IBM facility in...
    • Broadway at Strand, Kingston, New York

    • Street railroads; Utility poles; Cities & towns;
    • Passengers boarding a trolley at Broadway and Strand in Kingston, NY. Two electric trolley companies vied for passengers from Kingston Point to Uptown. This car is bound for the Rhinebeck Ferry slip on East Strand. Mansion House is on the left....

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