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Here, pictured in August of 1919, is a group of fellows in the swimwear attire of the day, posing on a homemade spring board reaching out over the Delaware River just up above the Narrowsburg Bridge. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

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 August 1918, are folks waiting for the train at the Narrowsburg station.

In the right background is the Oakland Hotel, in business until 1926 when it burned to the ground. Hats for women were in vogue at the time, and here the two young gals hold their hats in hands.
From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

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 the Hawk’s Nest taken in August 1918. The canal can be seen along the river on the New York side (on the right of the picture.) The Erie Railroad can be seen on the Pennsylvania side of the river (the left of the picture). Most use of the canal had ceased before 1900. By around 1875, the railroad had crowded out the canal’s position as a coal, freight and passenger carrier. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.  Read more

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This picture isn’t so old, taken August 2006, but it is, or will become a bit of history. This shows the dismantled lighthouse that Art Peck had just removed from the new island left in the Delaware River’s Big Eddy by a hurricane in the spring of 2006. Inspired by his wry sense of humor, Art had built and then erected the lighthouse on the island, a bit of land that had arched far out into the Eddy. Because of safety issues, it had to be taken back down. But it sure lightened the impact of the hurricane and made for a great many laughs. My granddaughter Katie joined me in the picture.  Read more

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Here we see 12 young folks posing for a picture featuring the play they were producing called “Oak Farm.” Strictly hometown stuff, it was their way of having fun and providing some entertainment for the community. Circa 1920, the only ones I can identify are Fred Rasmussen, second from left back row, and Ruth Marold and Frank Behling seated in front. From the Ruth & J.Frank Behling collection.  Read more

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Lately the roads seem to be traveled by many motorcycles, and that reminded me of this picture. Here in 1919 is J. Frank Behling (later my dad) on his 1909 Harley Davidson. As his brother, my Uncle Chris, once told me: Whenever there was some new fad, your dad was one of the first to have one. At 18 years of age, he probably thought having a Harley was the cat’s meow! From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.  Read more

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Seen here, circa 1940, are two smiling faces: good friends Kate Dexter Sullivan and Jeanie Slater Rutz. They are in the midst of skating on Little Lake Erie pond, a very popular winter sport at the time. The houses in the background are on Grove Street. Photo 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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The West Point Band traveled to Narrowsburg to take part in the big Centennial celebration in 1953. It is seen here as it rounded the corner by the Narrowsburg Inn/Century Hotel. It was a special feature of the 1953 Centennial Parade. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

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 Carl and “Toots” Wieland with their daughter getting a close look at the steam engine, circa 1950, at the Narrowsburg Erie Railroad Station. Carl was a plumber here in the area, and Toots was the telephone operator before the dial system was introduced to the town. Toots was the one we called to find out where the fire was, because the operator knew who called it in. This photo is from the Ruth & Frank Behling collection.  Read more

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These uniformed flag bearers are pictured just after rounding the corner at the Century Hotel. Local men, they were part of the 1953 Centennial Parade in Narrowsburg, NY. The Centennial celebration was a week-long event, including a Centennial Queen, a theatrical production about the founding of Tusten Township, prizes for the best costumes, the most outstanding beards, the best floats, etc. Can any of you good readers identify these men?  Read more

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