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Pictured here at the Narrowsburg Airport in 1947 is the Piper Cub belonging to J. Frank Behling. Flying was very popular at the time, with many residents taking lessons from Bill Tyson, the instructor hired by Malcolm Dexter, the owner. Dexter had purchased the property and started the business he named “Resort Flying Service, Narrowsburg Airport.” The business thrived until Dexter’s tragic death in 1948. From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society.  Read more

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Here, celebrating the Combined Federal Campaign for the Department of Defense in 1982, we see a local gal, Cathy Brock, showing the results of the campaign that she, as a member of the Army, helped produce. Pictured with her for the event are Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, Deputy Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci and Stan Brown, U.S. Army. (From the collection of Ruth & J. Frank Behling.)  Read more

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Tom Scott is pictured here with his fiddle entertaining the crowd at the sportsman’s show in New York City. During the 1940s and ‘50s, the men of Narrowsburg set up an impressive example of a country store at the Coliseum in the city as a way of advertising our local area. Thanks to Barbara Gutheil for donating the picture.

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

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Dressed in the swim attire of the day, this group is gathered here in the waters of Lake Huntington, NY. Addressed to someone in Brooklyn and postmarked August 9, 1914, the card reads: “This is some lively place,” signed Anna. There were many hotels and guest houses in Lake Huntington during that era and it probably was, indeed, a lively place.  Read more

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Pictured here, circa 1960, are eight local residents who were among the early volunteers at Fort Delaware. They appeared here at Monticello Raceway, perhaps as a way of advertising the Fort. The two men at either end were officials at the raceway, but were unidentified. The volunteers are Dot Batchler, left, George Drollinger, Myrtle Nober, M.O. Conklin, Peggy Burbank, Nike Dale, Ethel Vannatta and Charles Nolan. From the Tusten Historical Society collection.

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NARROWSBURG, NY — This time of year we need to be reminded that summer will come again.

Print at the bottom of this post card reads, “Bathing Scene in Delaware River, Narrowsburg, NY.” Despite what must have been rather cumbersome bathing suits and bathing hats, this looks like a happy foursome enjoying their swim. J. Frank and Ruth Behling provided the post card.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 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 Bill Nober on Tannery Pond in Cochecton Center. It shows an ice elevator, or portable conveyor, built by Nober. After cutting the ice in the lake, chunks were put on the homemade contraption and loaded on the truck. The ice was used to fill ice houses at Camps Swago, Swatona, Chiccopee, Wayne County Club, Camp Harley, Camp Mitchell, Milanville Creamery and Cochecton Creamery. During the storm of 1942, the dam at Tannery Pond gave way, draining the lake and entering Tannery Pond into the pages of history.  Read more

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These hunters from Long Island are pictured at Zehner’s Boarding House in Lava, NY. The man standing is Herb Gutheil, and at the far right are Henry and Tess Zehner, owners of the boarding house. The estimated date of picture is in mid-1940s. Photo donated by Barbara M. Gutheil.
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 picture sure brings back memories! Here in 1964 are two of the cast in “South Pacific,” the musical produced that year by the theater group in Narrowsburg, NY. Here is Doreen Prendergast (Kraus) as one of the Hawaiian hula dancers with John Pavese, owner of The Century Hotel (now known as the Narrowsburg Inn.) Active for several years, the theater group also produced other shows such as “Oklahoma,” “Paint Your Wagon” and several variety shows. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling photo collection.  Read more

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These happy little “horn blowers” first marched in the New Year for 1913. But they march again here to help me wish you a happy and healthy New Year for 2015. From the card collection of Ruth 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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