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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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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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