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    • Bill Davenport oral history interview

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    • Bill is part owner of the HeritagEnergy Oil Company. In the early 50s, his parents told him not to plan to go into the family oil business as there was not enough business to support two families. He instead decided to become a history teacher upon...
    • Frank Grimaldi oral history interview

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    • Former owner of Century Buick. Frank graduated with a high school diploma to become owner of an automobile company. He said IBM probably made his business as he was always around IBMers and they were a big part of his business. As a result, when...
    • Deyo house, New Paltz

    • Stone buildings; Houses;
    • Located on Huguenot Street in the village of New Paltz.
      Pierre Deyo built the first structure following the typical plan common in New Paltz, three levels; a cellar, main room and loft. Later the house had an addition of another room put on...
    • Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse

    • Postcards; Battlefields; Lighthouses;
    • Stony Point Lighthouse, the oldest on the Hudson, marked the entrance to the Hudson Highlands for nearly a hundred years and was built in 1826, the result of a contract between Thomas Phillips, of New York City, and Jonathan Thompson,...
    • Stony Point, Hudson River

    • Postcards; Rivers; Coastlines; Lighthouses;
    • This image was hand-colored. Stony Point Lighthouse, the oldest on the Hudson, marked the entrance to the Hudson Highlands for nearly a hundred years and was built in 1826, the result of a contract between Thomas Phillips, of New York City, and...
    • 112 Clove Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Barns; Garages; Gambrel roofs; Snow; Utility poles;
    • A gambrel roof tops this large barn with two garage door bays. There is a full-size hay loft door with pulley above the garage doors with windows set on either side. The siding near the hay loft windows was replaced and as a result the color of the...
    • High school and Post Office, Tomkins Cove, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Post offices; Schools; Porches; Cupolas; Stone walls; Trees; Children;
    • A long driveway leads up the expansive lawn in front of the Tomkins Cove post office building. The post office is a three story side-gabled building with a one story addition on the side. A long wooden staircase leads to the second story porch. A...
    • Fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Fire fighters; Accidents; Ambulances; Utility poles; Roads;
    • This image is comprised of two photographs one above the other. Both photographs show the aftermath of an accident of an open-top fire truck and a telephone pole. In both photographs there is a gathering of men, mostly in uniform, around the wreck....
    • Fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Hoses; Ladders; Fire fighters; Utility poles; Accidents;
    • This image is composed of two black-and-white photographs positioned one above the other. In the top image there are two men in the foreground near a rope that cordons off the road. In the background there are two ambulances, one in front, another...
    • Fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Hoses; Ladders; Fire fighters; Utility poles; Accidents; Uniforms; Gables
    • This image is composed of two black-and-white images, one above the other. In the top image a group of men, mostly in firemen's dress uniform are gathered near the rear of an open top fire truck. The fire truck has collided with a telephone pole on...
    • Fire men and fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Hoses; Ladders; Fire fighters; Utility poles; Accidents; Fire fighters;
    • This image is composed of two black and white photographs one above the other. In the top photograph, a group of fire men in dress uniform are posed in formation. In the background, an early-model open-top fire truck is in the background. In the...
    • Gordon Wren, Jr. Interview

    • Fire fighting; Fire fighters; Fires; Veterans; Farming;
    • Gordon Wren, Jr. shares his memories of growing up, going to school and working in Rockland County. He shares specifically his memories of old Spring Valley and the changes to Rockland County that began during his childhood as a result of...
    • Martha Anaya oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Language; Working class; Social classes; Cultural relations; Citizenship; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Catholicism; Citizenship--United States;
    • Ms Anaya recounts her own personal immigration story, and details her ultimate path to citizenship in the Unted States. She talks candidly about the many hurdles and obstacles that face the recently immigrated individual seeking citizenship in the...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Civil War Record of Stephen D. Fuller

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Stephen D. Fuller was born in 1841 in Orange County, New York. He was married in Newburgh, N.Y. in 1862. His occupation was Farmer. He enlisted for nine months as a Corporal in the 168th Regiment Company I on October 11, 1862, and served for...
    • Civil War Record of John Finney

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • John Finney was born in 1843 in Orange County, New York. His wife’s maiden name was White. His occupation was Mason. He enlisted as a Private in the 168th New York State Volunteers on October 1, 1862 in Newburgh, N.Y. He was 5 feet 8 inches...
    • George Dickey, Nyack, NY

    • Men; School board members; Business people; Legislators;
    • The Honorable George Dickey, a Nyack school trustee in 1879, is dressed in formal wear. He wears glasses, an unusual feature in this set of photographs. From the "Rockland City and Country", October 1885: The Men to Vote for. GEORGE DICKEY....

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