Category Archives: Town of Marbletown

The Ghost of Sam Kettle Part II

Monday morning, August 13, reinforcements finally arrived from Marbletown and Rochester. Cantine’s exhausted soldiers were bolstered by some 200 hundred fresh troops and still more came from New Paltz. According to Ralph Lefevre, their force numbered some 400 soliders. A forced march came within striking distance of the fleeing raiders, but they eluded the soldiers. Governor Clinton [...]

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Caught in a Bar with a Stolen Horse

Accord, New York is a hamlet located in southwestern Ulster County. At one time, it was a stop on the Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Canal known as Port Jackson. When the D&H Canal ceased operating, trains took its place. It is because it was such a hub of activity that hotels began to open. There [...]

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Great Resource: The Ulster County Historical Society

Located on Route 209 in North Marbletown is the Bevier House. It is within the walls of this structure that the Ulster County Historical Society has made its home. The Ulster County Historical Society has existed for over one hundred and fifty years. The Ulster County Historical Society was founded by New York State Senator [...]

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Shooting Dice at the Primrose Social Club

A well dressed man entered the Primrose Social Club located at 11 Railroad Avenue in Kingston at 1:00 in the morning on October 12, 1931. The club, which occupied the 2nd floor of the Cook Building, was for members only. William “Chuck” Connors, who was president of the Primrose stopped the man. He asked him his business. The man explained that he was [...]

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John B. Krom, Civil War Veteran

Captain John B. Krom rose early on the morning of April 7th, 1908. He exited the Hotel Belmont, in High Falls, which he had owned since the 1860s, making his way from the hotel he had once shared with his late wife Elizabeth, to the barn a short distance away. He had no way of knowing [...]

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Ulster County Schoolhouses: A Look Back, Part I

To welcome the start of a new school year, I’ll be posting historic images of various Ulster County schools here throughout the week. Enjoy! (All images from author’s collection unless otherwise noted.)

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    AJ Schenkman

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