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…

Burton Coon Blog

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“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks… Morning brings back the heroic ages” (Thoreau 83).

That desire to experience ‘innocence’ found within ‘Nature herself’ inspires me and inspired my ancestor Burton Coon, who was first and foremost a farmer. He was a farmer who trudged in from the fields each day for nourishment of the body and the soul. While he rested his body, his thoughts soared.

Milan 50 Years Ago 7/1969

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July 1969 Local Businesses~ What are your memories of going to town 50 years ago?

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