Milan 50 Years Ago 7/1969

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. 9 July 1969

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

Reader’s Notes~

Remember When

Since our memories of the past tend to center around key events (some tragedies some celebrations) in our lives, July 20th 1969 became a day etched in our minds when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon.

As we recall that day, I hope my notes spark some memories of the local community 50 years ago. Your comments, memories, and reactions are welcome.

Community News

Work Wanted

Experienced 14 year old desires babysitting jobs. Seventy-five cents per hour. Call Shirley Platt PL 8…

Purple Cow

No item too preposterous for donation to Fireman’s Auction. Check your attic, cellar, barn for old furniture, kitchenware, snowshoes, tools, sporting gear, etc. All donations will be picked up promptly. Call Rocky Mancini. Don’t delay. August 8th deadline.

Local Businesses

  • Red Hook Fabric Shop
  • Madge’s Beauty Salon Academy Hill Road
  • Johnson’s General Store Route 199 Lafayetteville
  • Hank’s Garage Route 199
  • Thorco Fuel LTD. Atlantic Heating Oils “Service” 19 W. Market Street Red Hook
  • Robert G. Cole Plumbing and Heating Milan Hill Road Red Hook
  • Helen Z. Battistoni, Realtor 23 E. Market Street Rhinebeck 25 So. Broadway Red Hook
  • Rock City Sand & Gravel
  • Herb Swank Radio – TV – Hi-Fi
  • Florence C. Hill Real Estate Broker
  • Duxbury Hermans Insurance
  • Beehler Realty 142 So. Broadway Red Hook
  • DF Services All Your Class Needs Route 199
  • Ed Rancich Fuel Oil
  • Fred’s Tavern Italian-American Food-Pizza Rock City

Historical Quiz

Located on the corner of Academy Hill Road and Woody Road, this house has been standing since at least 1856 when it was owned by Mrs. Myers. It is now occupied by one of the Kilmer sisters.

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