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 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…

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…

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.

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