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DELAWARE RIVER — These days, rafting is kind of the new canoeing. People flock to the liveries, rent their rafts, and launch themselves down the Delaware. (For those of us who remember great … more
Christian Dorflinger was still a young man of 32 in 1860 when he began to plan his next and most significant project: his huge glass factory in White Mills, PA.  Dorflinger was born in … more
Jennie Brownscombe, daughter of a Cornish immigrant and a Mayflower descendant, is probably Wayne County’s most famous painter.   She was the only child of William Brownscombe and … more
Once a vital activity on Wayne County farms, ice harvesting became, in time, a major industry.  In its early years, the abundance of lakes made it relatively easy for individual farms or groups … more
“The story of the pumpkin flood was one of Richard Eldred’s favorite anecdotes,” recalled Wayne County Historical Society member Ann O’Hara of the late historian and fellow … more
Drive-in movies. The milkman. Grocery delivery. Okay, the first two just sound nostalgic, and the third sounds like lockdown. But they are all elements of the past that might … more
A few weeks ago, River Reporter columnist Johnathan Charles Fox interviewed the members of Brotality, an award-winning Christian metal band from Narrowsburg, NY and Clarks Summit, … more
The Delaware and Hudson Canal (D&H) began its course to the Hudson River in Honesdale at a point behind the present-day Wayne County Historical Society, which was once the headquarters of the … more
The construction of the Delaware & Hudson Canal brought many laborers, management and entrepreneurs to the new town of Honesdale. It was being carved out of the laurel swamp at the confluence of … more
The Wayne County Historical Society has long treasured this photo of the members of Wayne County’s Last Man’s Club. After World War I, it was very common practice for a group of surviving … more
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