Milan 50 Years Ago 3/1969

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Snow Scene~
“This scene was sketched on the high point of Woody Row Road, looking west to the Catskill Mountains. “Web” refers to Webster Coon, Highway Superintendent, who “reported that 99 hours were spent by two loaders opening roads after the two recent heavy snowfalls”. See the February issue for more details on the February 1969 snow in Milan.”

Milan 50 Years Ago 2/1969

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Historical Quiz This drawing shows the Teats family cemetery on Battenfeld Road. Heading north, it is located on the right shortly before the junction of Battenfeld, Milan Hill and Becker Hill Roads. The family was active in Town affairs during the 1800s. Care of this old cemetery is maintained through a family endowment. The principal home of the Teats family is now owned by R. E. Schneider.

More About History~

All About the Snow: Let’s reminisce- Who can recall the two snowstorms in February 1969?

Milan 50 Years Ago 1/1969

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Historical Quiz
“This sketch shows the Henry Jackson House, predating 1850, on Rowe Lane, now owned by Mr. McClure. Henry’s son Ferris, lived in the house until 1940. He was born in 1856, took his schooling in White Schoolhouse, was well loved in the community and was a happy, musical man whose fingers were at home on an organ or piano while he would sing hymns and songs in a rich rolling voice. He died in 1940 and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Rock City.”

Milan 50 Years Ago 12/1968

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Historical Quiz
“The sketch on page one shows the Jackson Corners General Store, presently operated by Mrs. Gaddis. Built as a colonial inn about 1773, it was a stagecoach stop on what was then Nobletown Road. In addition to its present use it has also served as a doctor’s office, hotel and as the former Jackson Corners Post Office.”

Milan 50 Years Ago 11/1968

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“Stone By Stone” by Bonnie Wood
“As I walked from the Shookville Methodist Church along the stone wall erected from the surrounding fields, I paused to reflect on how this wall stood as a testament to my ancestors’ tenacity. As I stood beside it, I found a place to contemplate how the land might have appeared before any inhabitants. I imagined how my ancestors, descendants of Palatine immigrants, first stood here on soil that seemingly only grew rocks. Yet, they began by moving one stone. Stone by stone, these mighty souls persevered. Stone by stone, they overcame each burden. Stone by stone, they cleared the land. Stone by stone, they built a farm and a family.”