Milan 50 Years Ago 6/1969

Looking Back at Milan’s History ~ through the lens of the Milan Community Association Newsletter started in November 1968…

Local author Bonnie Wood of Keeping NY History Alive supplements the original MCA Newsletters with “Reader’s Notes”.

Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 8 June 1969

Can You Identify This House?
Local artist, Oswald Stippa, Academy Hill Road, has contributed this sketch of a Milan landmark. How many residents recognize it? See Historical Quiz for the answer.

Reader’s Notes~

In addition to the Reader’s Notes posted below, MCA Meeting Notes guest speaker Fred Long’s presentation “Life in a Mouse Factory” in which he presents details about his research at Manor Research North, a subsidiary of Ralston Purina, in Staatsburgh, the discussion on the upkeep of the Town Memorial at Rock City may be of interest.

Food Stamps: Monday, June 2nd, saw the beginning of the Federal Food Stamp program in Dutchess County. This program, financed by Federal funds and administered by the County, is designed to give low income families increased food buying power by the investment of food money in coupons worth more than their actual cost. Families may qualify for food stamps if they meet the requirements of family size and annual income.

Limits on income are $160 per month for one person; $220 for two per-sons; $305 for three persons; $350 for four; $405 for five; $455 for six; $505 for seven; $555 for eight, and so on. In addition, savings and other resources are not to exceed three times the monthly income. For exam-ple, a family of five would be allowed three times $405 or $1,215 in liquid assets and still be eligible.

Families who wish to inquire of their eligibility may contact: Food Stamp Unit, Department of Social Services, 20 Maple Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Historical Quiz

Built in the early 1800s, this historic Milan home was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Freeman in June 1969.

Published by Bonnie Wood

Local History Writer & Website Designer

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