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Boarding Houses Near Railroads

Here is an old article from a travel guide put out by the Ulster & Delaware along with a JPG of the listings of private homes that took in lodgers during the summer months from the same book. For a better version go to our Facebook Page for the PDF.   They follow the path of the Ulster & Delaware from Fleischmanns to West Davenport.  The name of some old family farmsteads will be recognizable to some. It's also interesting that the literature showed the elevation of the town - cool mountain air at 1500 feet above sea level was probably a very good reason to vacation here.

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Vintage Baseball World Record Attempt

If baseball is as American as apple pie, then what is vintage baseball?  Must be lard in that crust - the old fashioned way with a heritage apple like Northern Spy.  If you love baseball then Memorial Day weekend in Fleischmanns is the place you need to be.  The local Fleischmanns vintage team - the Mountain Athletic Club - is going for a world record, playing vintage baseball for 49 hours straight.  The kick off will be Friday May 27th starting at 5pm in the Village Park.  Some country cousins from the Roxbury Nine, Bovina Dairymen will help keep the momentum going and to give the Mountain Athletic players a rest. 

Play at the Plate - Vintage Baseball in the Catskills

Roxbury, NY

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Fishing in Days Gone By

Take a trip though fishing seasons past! Enjoy photographs from the archives of the Delaware County Historical Association and excerpts from the John Burroughs essay, Speckled Trout, as you relive the history of fishing in Delaware County.  

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The Path Through History of the Great Western Catskills

June will bring two event-packed weekends to the Great Western Catskills. To promote the Path Through History, a heritage tourism initiative established to highlight New York’s unparalleled network of museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions, several Delaware County attractions will host free programs and celebrations. So set aside some time June 7 and 8 and June 14 to enjoy the historic and cultural heritage of the area.

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Hike the Adirondacks with John Burroughs on May 3!

Dr. Barbara Kearns, an avid hiker and a big fan of naturalist John Burroughs, will lead off the 2014 series of Wild Saturday programs at Woodchuck Lodge on May 3 with an illustrated talk on “John Burroughs in the Adirondacks.” 

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Delaware County Historical Association Hosts Trip to Corning Museum of Glass and Seneca Lake Cruise

The Delaware County Historical Association is offering a one-day bus trip on Thursday, June 12 to the Corning Museum of Glass and Seneca Lake. Make your reservations by May 31, 2014. 

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Traveling Passenger Pigeon Exhibit in Margaretville

An exhibit on the life and tragic extinction of the passenger pigeon is now on view in the hallway near the gymnasium at Margaretville Central School where it can be seen through February 13.

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“The Magic of Nature”

“The Magic of Nature,” a music and story program for families, with McKenzie Willis, author of Tales of the Rainbow Forest.

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“Objects and Memory”

“Objects and Memory,” a multi-media talk by filmmaker and historian Jonathan Fein with excerpts from his documentary film of the same name.

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DCHA Sponsors “New York State’s Covered Bridges” Reading & Book Signing

Visit the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi on Saturday, April 11 at 2pm as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by authors Trish and Bob Kane. 

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