From the Desk of the Historian

Featuring stories from the rich tapestry of events, people, and places from the town of Milan. ❤️Milan Memories https://milannyhistory.org/2021/02/20/milan-memories/ “How has a place you ❤️ changed over the years?” 1. “Horse and Buggy – That was the original barn where feed and hay were sold. The men are John Wheeler and Joe Vanegra. Clare let me copy the photo many many years ago.” 2. “General Store – Taken in front of the store around 1988. Remember when we sold apples and I had the pet rooster.” 3. Warnefeld Bros General Store Jackson Corners, NY Memories and Images Courtesy of Robert…

Milan 50 Years Ago 12/1970

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” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 2 December 1970 Reader’s Notes~ Christmas is a Question Mark Rev. Robert Kanthak Rowe Methodist Church December 1970 Where is He this Christmas? Not in the intrinsic value of the gift, but in the love within the heart of the giver. Not in the prose of the Christmas card, but in the daily friendship of the one…

Milan 50 Years Ago 6/1970

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” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 8 June 1970 Reader’s Notes~ Rowland Ramsey’s Editorial: How ‘relevant’ is Ambassador Yost’s convocation speech “The Relevance of Yesterday” today? How ‘relevant’ is Milan resident Rowland Ramsey’s editorial today? Although Yost’s and Ramsey’s words were written in 1970 which marked the 25th and 2020 marks the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, they are ‘relevant’ today….

Milan 50 Years Ago 5/1970

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” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 7 May 1970

Milan 50 Years Ago 4/1970

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” or historical excerpts. Milan Community Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 6 April 1970 Milan History The History of Dutchess County as edited by Frank Hasbrouck in 1909 and available on Google Books provides a view back in time at Milan. “Some statistics published in Spafford’s Gazetteer of 1824 six years after the division from Northeast says in part: It is a good Township of land though considerably…

Milan 50 Years Ago 3/1970

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. 2 No. 5 March 1970 Reader’s Notes~ Town of Milan Historic Driving Tour MCA Highlights:

Milan 50 Years Ago 2/1970

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. 2 No. 4 February 1970 Reader’s Notes~ Ossie Stippa included these lines on his sketch: There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back into our own. I care not what his temples or his creeds, One thing holds firm and fast That into his…

Milan 50 Years Ago 1/1970

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. 2 No. 3 January 1970 Reader’s Notes~ As we look back 50 years ago in Milan, let’s take a glance at some of the businesses that advertised in the MCA Newsletter. The Red Hook Fabric Shop (now known as Village Fabric Shoppe) and Rock City Sand & Gravel both have Facebook pages in 2020. Check out the phones numbers then…

Milan 50 Years Ago 12/1969

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. 2 No. 2 December 1969 Reader’s Notes~ Order Time for Tree Seedlings “One of the least expensive ways to improve your property is to plant trees on it. All it takes is $10 to order a thousand seedlings from the Conservation Department, a minimum of one acre of open land, and a strong back and/or as much help as you…