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Obituary for a Newspaper: History as it Happened

HISTORY AS IT HAPPENED A program presented by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown on August 12, 2017, and posted on its website March 27, 2020 in tribute to the Catskill Mountain News which ceased publication January 15, 2020. Introduction A weekly newspaper has been published almost continuously in Margaretville since Dr. Orson […]

Images of Historic Arkville

Take a look at these wonderful historic photos of Arkville!

Middletown family farms, c. 1950

Middletown family farms, c. 1950

This map was produced by Ira McIntosh who in 2006 worked with local elders in each section of town to identify the locations of dairy farms that were operating in the late 1940s-early 1950s. It shows 187 family farms. In 2015, there were just two dairy farms still operating – Elliotts and Grays – both […]

Middletown’s Civil War dead

Read a tribute on Memorial Day, 2011

Hauling steel for the Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower, 1919

Read an eye-witness account by Russell Todd (1908-1975), provided by Betty Baker.

1890 Ulster & Delaware Railroad Directory

A printable PDF document

144th Civil War Regiment 1899 Reunion Roster

A printable PDF document

Histories and Photos of 14 sites listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places

Histories and Photos of 14 sites listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places

A listing of sites on the State and National Registers of Historic Places

Brothers in Arms: Thomas Elliot and James Elliot

Brothers in Arms: Thomas Elliot and James Elliot

of New Kingston Sons of William and Eleanor and grandsons of a Scottish émigré.

Bark Peeling Contract

This hand written contract is among materials found many years ago in a building, now gone