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…

Milan 50 Years Ago 11/1969

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. 1 November 1969 Reader’s Notes~ New Member- MCA Welcomes Mr. William F. Gallagher 50 Years Ago! “The Milan Community Association welcomes Mr. William F. Gallagher, South Road, Stanfordville, not only as a new member, but as a working member, which is the needed kind. Mr. Gallagher, who moved to Milan last spring with his wife and 3 year…

Milan 50 Years Ago 10/1969

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. 12 October 1969 Can you identify these stations? What are your memories? Check out milanvfd.org for current details. What do you know about the history? Reader’s Notes~ From the Chairman- Carl Sardaro ~Tuesday the 4th of November 1969~ “is Election Day. It is the day on which we get a chance to perform our most important function as…

Milan 50 Years Ago 9/1969

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. 11 September 1969 Can You Identify The Location? See the Milan Quiz section below. Reader’s Notes~ These officers were elected 50 years ago in September 1970 and were scheduled to take office in January 1970. Chairman- Helen Hermans Vice Chairman- Colin Thorley Secretary- Joan Artz Treasurer- Clara Losee Directors- 3 years- Barbara Thompson, Carl Sardaro, Theodore Fredricksen Milan…

Yeoman Cemetery Sign

Many Milan residents have asked about placing a historical marker at the site of the Yeoman Cemetery, located on Willowbrook Road. One can see this cemetery from the Taconic Parkway, but there is no access from the Parkway. I am in the process of completing the documentation for this cemetery so I can present it to the William Pomeroy Foundation. This foundation awards grants for the purchase of historical markers. It is a lengthy process as the foundation prefers to receive primary sources for documentation of authenticity. I can submit secondary sources but that may delay the process. Once I…

9/11/2019

September 11, 2019, marked the eighteenth anniversary of the attacks we refer to as 9/11 Books and essays have been written about those events, memorials constructed, and that day is forever etched in the minds of all Americans. We reflected on what it means to be an American and what liberty means to us. Let me take you back to October 31, 1940, when a student from the Pine Plains Central School District wrote an editorial for the school newspaper – The Central Sun. No matter what the year, your place of residence, or political affiliation, we continue to ponder…