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 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

Milan 50 Years Ago 6/1969

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“As in the case of many old houses, there is a puzzlement. On an upstairs hallway can be seen the original siding of the house, yet downstairs, below, on the other side of the hall is a very old room with a large fireplace, faced with brick complete with cooking crane and dutch oven. It would seem the downstairs room was a kitchen wing of one story and the rooms above it were added at a later date. Deduced from Helen Wilkinson Reynolds book “Dutchess County Doorways” (concerning Row House). “…two full stories in height, with a hall through the center, four rooms on each floor and a kitchen wing at the east”.”

Milan 50 Years Ago 5/1969

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Historical Quiz~
“While the origins of the name Milan remains a mystery, the names of its neighborhoods are somewhat easier to discover, although they don’t always remain constant. Case in point: prior to September 12, 1818 the residents of this neighborhood lived in “West Northeast”. From 1818 to about 1882 they lived in Milanville and in 1969 they live at Case’s Corners. Case is derived from Rensselaer Case an enterprising merchant who had a general store from 1867 to at least 1882. He was not the only business man here as there was also a blacksmith shop, the post office and a sawmill. The Newsletter would be interested in hearing from anyone who has further information about the history of Case’s Corners.”

Milan 50 Years Ago 4/1969

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Historical Quiz~
“Memorial Lutheran Church of Rock City~ Completed in 1868, The Chapel, as it is sometimes called, was the vision of one man, John Griffin Schultz, who felt the need of a church in his own community of Rock City. To fulfill this dream he supplied both land and funds to have the building constructed even before the existence of a congregation. One hundred years later, at the centennial celebration last year, it was noted that the church does indeed stand as a Memorial, not to one man, but to the durability of man’s creative vision.”