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December 12, 2017
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Pictured here are Steven Meyer, left, and Howard Rutz working in the blacksmith shop at Fort Delaware in Narrowsburg, NY, circa the 1970s. Steven’s mom, Mildred, tells me that she made his shirt in the authentic Colonial style of the era. My grandson, Leif Johansen, works as a blacksmith there at this time and he loves it!
From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society. The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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This is a picture of a station wagon of the 1950s/1960s with its sporty wooden panels. As you can see, this belonged to Peggy Runway Lodge, located on Route 652 a short distance past the PA boat access. The Lodge was burned down in 1979 and a private dwelling now occupies the space. Many guests were picked up in this wagon at the Narrowsburg Erie Railroad Station and brought to the Lodge for their vacation. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.  Read more

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This wonderful reflection in the Delaware River with the interstate bridge at Narrowsburg, NY was taken before the bridge was painted green. Does anyone know who took the picture and when?
From the collection of Ruth & J. Frank Behling. The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Here, in the summer of 1919, we see some folks rowing up Luxton Lake to the little cove that was a perfect spot for a picnic. The lake was enjoyed for many years until the dam was deemed unsafe and was destroyed. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

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Maureen Maas Mohrmann sent us this picture with this note: “This picture was of Lake Huntington. Every once in a while my dad, Harold Maas, would make a bonfire on the lake, usually at night. People around the lake would see the fire, put on their skates and come over with marshmallows, hotdogs, etc. and we’d have a party. Lots of fun!” Thanks Maureen for reminders of some good old days!

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Shown here on a postcard dated 1920, this dam in Cochecton Center was built by Stevens Brothers, owners of a tannery. It created a 50-acre lake and provided water power for the tannery. In the spring of 1942 after torrential rains, the dam breached and Tannery Pond was no more. From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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This aerial view of Narrowsburg was photographed in the late 1940s. In the lower left was the Narrowsburg Airport, now occupied by the Lander’s Campground. This photo was donated by Kate Dexter Sullivan.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Dated 1910, here is a postcard picture of the road now called Rt. 652 in Pennsylvania. The PA boat access is now located along the bank bordering the river on the left of the picture. The boarding house on the right was known as the West Point House. It was removed many years ago as well as the trees in front. It was a dirt road at the time and there was a path along side where the two women are walking. There was very little traffic, and it was primarily made up of horses and wagons.  Read more

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Pictured here circa 1945 are great chunks of ice left on what was the tennis court at Peggy Runway Lodge, located on Route 652 (then Route 106). The gal standing by the ice was a guest at the Lodge. The house in the background was built by E. O. Barnes, one of the owners of the Narrowsburg Lumber Company. Some years ago the river usually stayed frozen for the entire winter, so as the river rose with the spring thaw, great chunks of ice would be deposited along the banks.  Read more

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This is a picture of the hanger used for airplanes here in Narrowsburg, NY. It was in operation during the mid 1940s and was very active for several years thereafter. The airport was located where Lander’s Campground is now located. A great many people in this area received their pilot’s licenses here. Thanks to Art Hawker for donating this picture.

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