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NEW TITLES

Freemen Awake!: Rally Songs and Poems from New York's Anti-Rent Movement The latest publication from the Delaware County Historical Association. Edited and introduced by SUNY Oneonta English Professor, Roger W. Hecht, Freemen Awake! brings together nearly three dozen songs and poems written by the farmers of the Catskills during New York's Anti-Rent movement in the 1840s and 1850s. 92 pages, with numerous images and illustrations. $15.00.

Hats Off: Notable Women of Delaware County by Mary Jane Henderson and Barbara Coleman. Hats Off is a compilation of stories highlighting thirty different women spanning four centuries. Learn about the connection to Delaware County of two women who became First Ladies of the United States, women who campaigned for their right to vote, "The Female Hunter," and many more. Hats Off features many images and, at almost 200 pages, provides a slightly different angle from which to view Delaware County's history. $15.00.

Delaware County: Images of America by Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. All images in this volume are drawn from the DCHA's extensive photographic archives showing the history of Delaware County. $21.99

Once Upon a Time... There Was a Cannonsville Valley by Georgiana Merwin. Copyright 1996. After the annual Cannonsville Reunion in 1995 Ms. Merwin began compiling her memories and information from people who lived in or near the Cannonsville Community. This book is the result of her work. 130 pages, lots of photos. $15.00

Picturing the Catskills: The Photography of Bob Wyer, 1938-1978 highlights the images of Bob Wyer, a Delaware County, NY photographer who was active from the late 1930s until the late 1970s. The black and white images featured in the book are representative of Wyer's entire career and are arranged into themes that form the chapters of the book: Agriculture; Amusements; Community Activities; Crime, Accidents & Disasters; People & Places; Work. Viewed together in this one volume of over 150 pages, Picturing the Catskills provides a marvelous window through which to look back on our collective history. $20.00

Those Rugged Hills and Green Valleys (reprint) by Evangeline MacLaury. History of the Town of Harpersfield in honor of its 1987 bicentennial. Topics include: the Founding of Harpersfiled, Town Organization, Churches, Education, Social Life Organizations, Physicians, Business, Railroad, Early Settlers and Just Remembering. $15.00

The Days of River Rafting by Beatrice G. Bennett. The story of rafting on the West Branch of the Delaware River. $20.00

The Catskills: A Geological Guide (Expanded Edition) by Robert and Johanna Titus. First published in 1993 Robert and Johanna Titus have revised and expanded The Catskills: A Geological Guide. Come visit and learn about the great geological history hidden in the region's rocks and landscapes. This book will explain the geological history of the Catskills in a way that is informative and entertaining, and also act as a guide to places where that history can be seen and even felt. Here is the story of continental collisions, lost mountain ranges, and primitive fossil creatures lost in an ancient sea. $22.50

I Was Corning a Beaver, Like You Do: John Burroughs, Joe Hewitt, Mountain Culture by Bill Birns. This booklet is a 15,000 word essay exploring the reality of Mountain Culture, the way of life the author found 45 years ago when he came to live, work and raise a family in the mountains. $10.00

The Myth in the Mountain by Bill Birns. Open these pages to a Catskill Mountain village where history and myth blend. Events remembered open into events that maybe never were. These poems of one mountain valley reverberate with ridgeline rhythms of happenings half-remembered, half-dreamed: a native seeking his vision quest; a captive missionary forced through the wilderness; great men wagering on the meaning of freedom; plain men and women struggling to carve, from the wilderness, a life. $5.00


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THE CATSKILLS

A Catskill Catalog by Bill Birns. For more then three years, Bill Birns, of Fleischmanns, has explored the history, geography, art and culture of the Catskills in a weekly essay published in the Catskill Mountain News. Some of these essays are now compiled in A Catskill Catalog, published by Purple Mountain Press. In 84 essays, he takes his readers on 800-word journeys of discovery, compact vignettes, windows into mountain history, mountain people, and mountain life. $18.00

Catskills in the Ice Age: Revised Edition by Robert Titus. The Catskills landscape is largely the product of ice age sculpting of 20,000 years ago. Readers will see the Catskills as they never did before. $15.00

Catskill Mountain Resorts Reached by the Delaware & Ulster R.R. 1907 Originally published in 1907 this guide to the resorts of the Catskill Mountains describes the benefits of summering in the Catskills, along with the beauty, temperate climate, and sanitary advantages of the region. This book also describes the Ulster and Delaware System in that year. $19.95

Catskill Trails, A Ranger's Guide to the High Peaks, Book One, the Northern Catskills by Edward G. Henry. $14.95

Catskill Trails, A Rangers Guide to the High Peaks, Book Two, the Central Catskills by Edward G. Henry $14.95

Catskills: A Winter Sports Guide by George V. Quinn. A guide to multiple winter sports to help you enjoy the splendor and serenity of the Catskills and Shawangunks. $12.50

Catskill Ethnic Resorts: A Guide to Records The records examined in this detailed survey frame an interesting history of Catskill resorts. $5.00

Catskill Mountain Bluestone by Alf Evers, Robert Titus and Tim Weidner. The story of a great Catskills industry, bluestone. "By the end of the 19th Century, an estimated 10,000 men worked bluestone in New York. The Catskills were riddled with quarries. As concrete sidewalks replaced bluestone, the industry declined [until recently]…Scores of new mines have been opened in the last six years, and many old ones have been reactivated. Bluestone, which had shrunk to little more than memories - is now a $100 million-a-year industry…" - The New York Times (5/13/08). $6.50

Catskill Weather by Jerome Thaler. Details unique Catskill weather with data and historical information from a network of local volunteer observers with the National Weather Service. $9.50

The Heart of the Catskills by Bob Steuding. The story of the Southern Catskills; this often neglected region from its earliest settlers, its tanneries, its first guides, the demise of the passenger pigeon and discovery of a previously unknown bird, the introduction of deer and the visits of famous people, to the coming of the Ulster and Delaware railroad and the dawn of the tourism era, epitomized by the Grand Hotel above Pine Hill. $15.00

Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains: An Explorer's Guide - Includes Saratoga Springs & Albany by Joanne Michaels. Completely revised 8th edition includes hundreds of places to dine and stay. Includes detailed maps and reviews about accommodations, eateries and activities that will appeal to both affluent travelers and those seeking special value. $21.95

Haunted Catskills by Lisa LaMonica. Washington Irving called the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York a "spellbound region," and the ghosts that linger from more than four hundred years of history provide proof of Irving's intuition. In Hudson, Maggie Houghtaling's ghost haunts the Register-Star building, where she was hanged in 1817 for murdering her child - a crime for which she was later cleared. The ghost of a young Native American girl haunts Claverack Creek, where she threw herself into the water when her father forbade her to be with the man she loved. In Greenport, Peter Hallenbeck was murdered by his nephews in his home, where his spirit still lingers. Discover these and other eerie tales of haunting in the Catksill Mountains. $19.99

In the Catskill Mountains: A Personal Approach to Nature by Walter F. Meade. Farmer, photographer and naturalist Walt Meade shares his view of the region's beauty in essays and stunning color photos. A terrific gift for anyone who loves the Catskills. Hardcover. $15.00

Mayhem in the Catskills by Norm Van Valkenburgh. The gripping sequel to the exciting mystery, Murder In the Catskills. $12.50

Mischief in the Catskills by Norm Van Valkenburgh. His third mystery in the series. Five short stories. $12.50

Murder in the Shawangunks by Norman J. Van Valkenburgh. This is the fourth mystery in a series starring the detective character Ward Eastman. This book also includes Class of '68, a mystery by Airilee Ellyn Blessing, Van Valkenburgh's daughter. He edited her manuscript for publication following her death. $12.50

Murder at the Streamside and Murder at the Reservoir by Norman J. VanValkenburgh. The popular surveyor-sleuth returns to the Catskills to find murder and mayhem at the sites of the Pepacton and Ashokan Reservoirs, two mysteries in one volume. $12.50

Old Stone Walls: Catskill Land and Lore by Norman Van Valkenburgh. This book contains narratives of the author, a land surveyor, who roamed the Catskill hills looking for lost corners and boundary lines among stone walls and found people, vistas and experiences worth remembering. $12.50

Old Stone Walls: Catskill Land and Lore Part 2 by Norman J. VanValkenburgh. This book is a continuation of VanValkenburgh's 2004 book Old Stone Walls. More stories of the author, a land surveyor who roamed the Catskill hills looking for lost corners and boundary lines among stone walls and found people, vistas and experiences worth remembering. $12.50

The Other Side of Time: Essays by "The Catskill Geologist" by Robert Titus. Professor Titus has developed a remarkable ability to reach out and communicate Catskill geological history to the general public in his many articles in Kaatskill Life magazine. But few know Titus has also written hundreds of newspaper columns as well. Now he gets a chance to reprint his favorite articles. If you love Catskill and Hudson Valley landscapes, this book will present insights that you will find nowhere else. $15.00

A Postcard Portrait with Memorabilia of John Burroughs Literary Naturalist by Dorothy Unruh Bloodgood. This biography of John Burroughs is illustrated with postcards from the author's extensive collection. It is a lovingly compiled account of his life, with a warm introduction by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley. The cover is illustrated with rare full-color photos of Slabsides and Woodchuck Lodge, both interior and exterior, taken from the Hope Farm Press collection. $11.95

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ABOUT THE COUNTY

A History of Delaware County, New York: A Catskill Land and Its People, 1797-2007 by Tim Duerden. From a "howling wilderness" to weekend retreat, this book is the first general history of the county since 1949. In this volume Duerden examines the numerous strands of the region's past over the last 250 years and in so doing creates a general synopsis of those events that so affect our present. Land use is at the fore of this tale of our remote upland county, now very much a part of the vast hinterland of New York City. Once the haunt of Native Americans, the county became home to hardy pioneer families, farmers and trades people, each group with its own particular needs to be derived from the land. Eventually land use issues come to dominate the local scene, as documented by the stories of the Anti-Rent War, the construction of the railroads and highways through the region and eventually the creation of the two Delaware County reservoirs for New York's thirsty millions. Exactly how our land is to be best utilized is, of course, very much a part of our present. Over 120 photographs and images! $20.00

A Sheriff's Mounted Division in Delaware County New York Complied by Bernice Mable Graham Telian. A history of the Delaware County Mounted Division with photos and newspaper articles. $22.50

Dear Wife, Letters of a Civil War Soldier. Edited by Jack. C. Davis. A young Civil War soldier writes to his wife about his experiences at Hilton Head, South Carolina during the last year of the war. Literate and bright, Pvt. Daniel White tells of the events that surround his post and comments on Sherman's march through South Carolina and the feelings of the men upon the news of Lincoln's death. Originally published in 1992. $15.00

Delaware County 4-H: 75 Years of Fun and Friendship published by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Hundreds of photographs present a picture of 4-H life from Camp Shankitunk to the County Fair. $7.50

Delaware County's War Papers edited by Shirley Houck, Ann Marie Garti and Hugh Riddell. This second printing gives Abstracts of Revolutionary War Applications, Pension Laws and Relevant Contemporary Events in Delaware County. $6.00

Farm Work & Fair Play essay by Dr. Joyce Ice, photos by Drew Harty for the Delaware County Historical Association. The history of the Delaware County Fair, the competition, and the fun behind the scenes. Beautiful color photos highlight a fascinating text. $9.95

Farms and Forges: Artisans and Shops on the Delaware County Farmstead by Kathryn Grover, published by DCHA. The contributions of farmer-artisans to rural communities are examined through the history of the Amos Wood gunshop and the Woodin blacksmith shop. $5.95

Forget Me Not: An Album of Memories by Mary Jane Reichel Henderson. Selected images of actual pages from Delaware County autograph albums fill this amazing book. Examples of script and verses from the 1850s to the 1950s are shown. $18.95

Good Times - Delaware County's Community Album by Linda Norris. More than 125 historic photographs and excerpts from diaries and oral histories show us how it used to be. This book captures the fun of picnics and house parties, bicycling and boating, and just plain relaxing on the front porch in Delaware County. $10.00

Historic Delaware County in Postcards. The perfect gift: 32 detachable historic Delaware County postcards including scenes of a barn raising, the Sidney Center railroad trestle, and Main Street, Walton. At least one card from every town. $5.00

John Burroughs - An American Naturalist by Edward J. Renehan, Jr. The first full biography of the dean of American nature writers to be published since 1925. $19.95

Lost Villages: Historic Driving Tours in the Catskills 2nd printing by Mary Robinson Sive. Details historic structures and sites throughout Delaware County with driving tours to get you there. Includes schoolhouses, cemeteries, villages that once were thriving settlements, "Lost Villages" can be a godsend to genealogists as well as an interesting book for both new and old Delaware County residents. Maps and histories of communities are also included. $15.95

World War II Home Front Scrapbook by John D. Crocker. General news of the Delaware County home front and individual stories of local soldiers on the European and Pacific front from letters, interviews and newspaper articles. $15.00

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AMONG THE TOWNS

A Look Back at Hobart, NY: On the 125th Anniversary of the Village Incorporation 1888 - 2013 Complied by James G. Meagley. In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Hobart this book provides a detailed history of the early settlement - the history of the village's name, its schools, early churches and other cultural artifacts, cemeteries, agricultural and supporting businesses, and inhabitants - along with maps of the evolving roads and land parcels. A walking tour documents every property in the village, every owner and resident, every building and use through time. $20.00

Around Roxbury: Images of America by Anthony Liberatore and Lynette Hinkley Liberatore. Around Roxbury looks at the history of the area, from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. Farms, thriving businesses, fine hotels, boardinghouses, and community gatherings all contributed to the growth of Roxbury. $21.99

An Unconventional Childhood: Growing up in the Catskill Mountains During the 1950s and 1860s by Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn. A memoir that reflects the author's recollections of her experiences over a period of years. Most people spend large parts of their childhood trying to hide questionable activities form their parents. Marilyn and her brothers actively sought (and received) permission form their parents for such activities as smoking starting at age two and a half, riding bicycles and roller-skating around the dining room table, and riding couch cushions down the carpeted stairs. $15.00

As the River Runs: A History of Halcottsville, New York by Diane Galusha. Letters, diaries, photos and interviews bring this small Delaware County community to life. $15.00

Bull: The rise and fall of Meridale Farms by Bob Rosen. The untold story of the rise and fall of the largest jersey cattle-breeding farm in America. Located in a small town in upstate New York, Meridale Farms became the center of one of the many speculative bubbles that led to the Great Depression. A rip-roaring tale, a moving portrait of America and how it got to be that way. $12.00

Colchester: People and Places Remembered 1792 - 1992, The Bicentennial Edition. Edited by Thomas A. Flannery, Susan L. Koon and Arthur M. Merrill. Originally produced by the Colchester Historical Society for the town's bicentennial, this book explores such topics as the town's people, schools, churches, organizations, work, and more folk and more lore. $25.00

Davenport, Fact and Fancy: The Story of One Small Town in Delaware County, NY by Mary S. Briggs; & Alan M. Strout, Editor and Co-contributor. The story of Davenport - its past, its present and even speculation about its future. $30.00

The Founding and Growth Beerston Presbyterian Church - 1888 - 1953 by Beatrice G. Bennett. Reprint of 1953 book with a sequel by Bea Bennett in 2014. $10.00

History of East Meredith, Volume 1, 2, & 3 by Elma Hetherington Mitchell. Reprint. Volume 1 was originally printed in 1973, Volume 2 in 1976 and Volume 3 in 1986. These three volumes have been reprinted into a single book with some factual errors corrected. Volume 1 & 2 include the settlement of the area from early 1800s through post World War II. Volume 3 includes a more detailed history of land, buildings and roads through 1980s. Many residents through the years are indexed by name in Volume 3. Reprinted by The Meredith Historical Society and Hanford Mills Museum. $20.00

The Influence of the Railroad on Walton, New York by Jeannette C. Popp This book looks at the O & W Railroad (the New York, Ontario and Western) and its impact on the people of Delaware County, specifically Walton. $7.50

Lancaster Platt Lupton: The Legacy of a Fur Trader by David Walker Lupton and Dorothy Ruland Lupton. Genealogical history of the Lupton and Townsend families. $5.00

Meridale Farms by Frank M. Waterman. Meridale Farms was the foremost jersey breeding farm in the United States and the second largest Jersey farm in the world. This book chronicles the rise of Meridale Farms to preeminence during the life times of F. W. Ayers and W.W. Fry and its decline until only a vestige remains. Its entire history is included for completeness but, but the emphasis is on the era before 1950 when it was a famous and historic farm, the pride of Meredith. This book includes: the story of the Ayer and Fry families, friend and benefactors of the community, who strove to improve its religious and social life, fostering a real sense of community among its employees and local residents; the story of the Meredith Inn, a popular vacation spot and venue for business meetings, wedding and other social events; and the creamery Mr. Ayer began at Meridale farms to produce high-quality butter that sold for fancy prices in New York City and in Philadelphia. $20.00.

Mother, You Mustn't Worry So About Us: The Civil War Letters of Clark and James McDonald Edited by Frank M. Waterman. Utilizing the collection of original McDonald family papers at DCHA, Dr. Waterman has drawn together into a single volume 19 letters from Meredith brothers James McDonald and 149 from Clark McDonald. The letters span almost the entire duration of the war and beyond. $20.00

My Town is a Cathedral: My Memories of Sidney by Chuck D'Imperio. Special Tenth Anniversary Edition. Mr. D'Imperio delivers a brilliant narrative about his coming-of-age in Sidney, NY in the 1950s-1960s. Baby boomers will smile at D'Imperio's cheerful descriptions of the small circumstances and memories that in retrospect, made growing up in rural America so memorable, like "when the short cut to the Sidney pool meant jumping an electric fence and outracing Anne Summerville's horses." My Town also describes the seminal event in the lives of his generation in Sidney - the 1966 Bainbridge Train Wreck - When "hell invade our little sanctuary." $25.00

Passing the Time with "Vic" by Raymond E. "Vic" Ruegger. A compilation of Raymond E. "Vic" Ruegger's articles from the Deposit Courier from 1968 - 1977. Mr. Ruegger was a tireless researcher and a stickler for detail who used his wit and humor to tell the history of Deposit NY in his column. His columns featured vintage photographs and information from his readers, some of whom could remember events before 1900 and many others who could tell stories about life in Deposit in the early 1900's. $30.00

Raising Lincoln's Army by Frank M. Waterman. This book tells the story of the Civil War recruitment effort in Delaware County (in the town of Meredith particularly), primarily through newspaper articles that were published in the Delaware Gazette in Delhi during the war. It also contains a compilation of the men from the town of Meredith, NY who served in the Civil War and their service records. $20.00

Reminisce of a Lost Village, Rock Rift, NY 1800 - 1955 Sequel to Walking Through Time in Rock Rift by Beatrice G. Bennett. A compressed history of Rock Rift from primitive land holdings to a working community until it was lost to the Cannonsville Reservoir. $30.00

The Story of Walton 1785 to 1975 published by the Walton Historical Society as its contribution to the United States Bicentennial Celebration. $10.00

Two Hundred Years of Rolling Suns- Meredith Township 1800-2000 by Bernice Graham Telian. Published as a tribute to the Town of Meredith bicentennial in 2000. Many subjects are addressed in 300+ pages of town history - families, schools, cemeteries, buildings, employment of the area, landmarks, etc. Many photos and illustrations. $25.00

Walking Through Time in Rock Rift by Beatrice Bennett. The history of Rock Rift accompanied by personal recollections and numerous photographs. $12.00

Walton The Early Years Printed by the Walton Historical Society. A series of articles believed to be written by Joshua Pine Jr. originally published in "The Walton Journal" in 1857. Indexed. $5.00

Walton World War History by Arthur W. North. Local historian, Mr. North prepared this account of the Great War 1917 -1918 as the community of Walton experienced it. $2.50

We Lived on Dingle Hill: Historical Notes and Personal Recollections by John D. McLean. A history of the settlement and early times of the Dingle Hill region in the towns of Andes and Middletown, New York. Based on the authors research of local recoded and historical accounts. $20.00

When Cauliflower was King by Diane Galusha. This book chronicles the rise and fall of the cash crop cauliflower in the western Catskill mountains, including the Margaretville area in Delaware County, and its impact on farm lives and the regional economy. $6.50

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AROUND THE STATE

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, The Southern Districts by Martin Podskoch. After losing tens of thousands of acres to fires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New York State began to erect fire towers in 1916 with observers watching for fires. During World War II, towers were used to watch for enemy aircraft. $20.00

Along the Great Rivers of Central New York: The Indians and Their Villages by R. S. Conklin. This book tells the story of the Native Americans who lived along the Unadilla, Chenango, Susquehanna, Delaware, Mohawk, Oneida, and Tioghnioga Rivers and their tributaries in Central New York. This book deals mainly with the Indians that lived here in the past 1,000 years, their culture, traditions and the locations of many of their villages and camps. $7.00

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour by Robert and Johanna Titus Join Professors Robert and Johanna Titus on a tour of the Hudson Valley and see this familiar region through the eyes of geologists. With the authors as your guides, "see" an ancient Manhattan high and dry with the Atlantic shoreline 100 miles to the southeast, North/South Lake State Park as a giant and frigid waterslide park, the immense expanse of Glacial Lake Albany stretching the entire length of the Hudson Valley with its deltas that would become the sites of some of America's most famous estates. Finally, witness the cataclysmic flood that cascaded through the valley at the end of the Ice age as a great ice dam broke and a gigantic wall of water swept down the valley. $17.95.

New York State's Covered Bridges: Images of America by Bob and Trish Kane. This book includes information and pictures on all six bridges still extant in Delaware County. Also has several pictures of covered bridges that used to be in Delaware County. $21.99.

The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America by Michael T. Keene. The Erie Canal delivered people to important places for important reasons, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to Seneca Falls for history's first women's convention, to Rochester to meet and support abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, to witness the Fox Sisters summon spirits and their eerie knocking, or maybe people on the temperance bandwagon hurrying to the Burned Over District so Charles Finney could save their souls. It was a time of intense individual focus and enlightened changed in the ways in which people communicated. It was as if a bolt of electricity struck western New York, lighting it up as fertile ground for ideas and lifestyles that had never been expressed or attempted before. It was a time of religious re-birth, ongoing social reform, and making one's life the best it could be in the present, in the future...and even the great beyond. $22.95

The Question of Sanity: The True Story of Female Serial Killers in 19th Century New York by Michael T. Keene. The women who serve as the subjects for this book all share compelling stories. To be considered a serial killer one must kill at least three people, all within proximity to each other in terms of time. The motive is generally the same, from one murder to the next, as is the means by which death is brought about. $19.95

Sermons in Stone: Stonewalls of New England and New York by Susan Allport. A surprising and illuminating history of the walls. $13.95

Written in Stone: A Geological History of the Northeastern United States by Chet Raymo and Maureen E. Raymo. In layman's terms, this father and daughter team takes the reader on an exciting trek across the sands of time to explain the formation of the world we live in. $16.95

Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures by Chuck D'Imperio. An informative and entertaining guide to the rich resources available at fifty small, often overlooked, regional museums. Even those familiar with the upstate area are unlikely to have visited or even heard of some of the treasures this guide unearths, such as the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, the Kazoo Museum, and the Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum. D'Imperio tells each museum's story in light of its cultural and historical relevance and he provides a wealth of information about the various collections. $28.00

Upstate New York: History Happened Here! by Chuck D'Imperio. A unique and fascinating look at twenty five interesting people, events and places which have had, in both large and small ways, a significant impact on our history. Peering through a prism of fact, factoid and trivia, D'Imperio highlights an amazingly varied list of historical touchstones. $15.99

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GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY

Early Meads Delaware County New York: 1790s through the 1840s by Larry Zuidema. This book attempts to summarize the information that is known about the 34 Mead families who settled, or were born and established families, in Delaware County from the 1790s up through the 1840s. These 34 Mead families were identified through US census record and Revolutionary War pension records. $15.00

Index for the History of Delaware County by W.W. Munsell compiled by Mary Briggs. A guide to family names found in Munsell's History of Delaware County. $10.00

Index to the Biographical Review of Delaware County, compiled by Linda Ogborn, Davenport Historical Society. $10.00

Intermarriages of Fairfield, Connecticut: Pioneer Families of "The Den", South Walton and its Vicinity, Delaware County, NY by William John Cable and Marian D. Cable. This book follows the authors' search for their ancestor Joseph Cable, a pioneer of "the Den," South Walton. It also looks at details of intermarriages of specific families in the same area. $5.00

Master Nathaniel Mead: The Life and Descendants of a Pioneer Educator in Roxbury, NY by Larry Zuidema. This book is a record of the life and descendants of Nathaniel Mead (1777 - 1857) whose parents remain unknown. This is a partial genealogical record of a family which came from England in the early 1600s, settled on the Atlantic shores of CT, and eventually migrated inland to NY with some going to the mid-west and a few moving on to the Pacific coast. $20.00

My Grandmother Mary was Hanged by Bernice Graham Telian. The true story of Bernice's seventh great Grandmother who was hanged for witchcraft by authorities in Connecticut. $15.00

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FOR CHILDREN

The Adventures of Elbert and Leopoldina by Dorothy Kubik. Meet Elbert, a beagle, and Leopoldina, a goose, who have a great adventure in Delaware County. They live on Finch Hollow Road in the Town of Tompkins in the 1990s, but travel back one hundred years through a time warp to the Cannonsville area. They find themselves on a farm with new friends and new experiences, among them, a trip to the village of Cannonsville. Complete with delightful illustrations by Annie James. (age 8 and beyond) $15.00

Children's Manners and Morals Information from Early American books about rules of etiquette, how to behave, obedience, shaking hands, manners, conversation, writing and appropriate play. $4.50

Spiders & Switchel by Mary Barile. History, recipes, foodlore and projects fill this book about Delaware County food. A great gift for anyone who wants to know more about leather britches, telephone peas, and gridirons. $5.00

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FOLK ARTS AND FOLKLIFE

Between the Branches: The Folk Art of Delaware County, New York by Douglas DeNatale. This 1985 exhibit catalog features a short history of the county, an essay on folk art, and photos and information about more than 75 pieces of local folk art - from quilts to woodcarvings. $7.95

Delhi, 1976 Jacquard Coverlets. First account of the regionally historic coverlets. Pictures of coverlets owned by organizations and local people are recorded. Published by the Delaware County Rural Crafts Guild of Delhi. $1.50

The Unbroken Thread: A History of Quiltmaking in the Catskills by Steve Hoare. Includes profiles of Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame members from five counties. Seventeen members come from Delaware County. $13.95

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RIVERS, RAILROADS & RESERVOIRS

Beneath Pepacton Waters (3rd printing) by Alice Jacobson. The author shares her memories of Shavertown, its three sister villages, Arena, Pepacton and Union Grove and her family farm situated on the East Branch of the Delaware River just below Shavertown. Includes over 30 pages of image. $30.00.

Echoes Along the Delaware by Alice H. and Robert Jacobson. This reprint is a compilation of stories about Shavertown, Pepacton, Arena and Union Grove that people shared with the Jacobson's after the first book Beneath Pepacton Waters was released. $30.00

O & W- The Long Life and Slow Death of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway by William F. Hilmer. First published in 1959 and out of print for 15 years. This 40th anniversary edition has recently been reissued by Black Dome Press. It includes more than 130 maps, timetables and photos. The selection of events and anecdotes portrays the uniqueness of the O & W. $15.95

Oneonta Roundhouse by Jim Loudon. A railroading history of the Oneonta, NY area and the Oneonta Roundhouse which was one of the largest roundhouses ever built. $19.95

Roots in the Valley and Just Looking Back by Alice H. Jacobson and Robert Jacobson. This book features many stories and images of Shavertown and the east branch of the Delaware River before the Pepacton Reservoir. $28.00

Walton and the Delhi Branch on the O & W, Volume 1: The Story of the Railroad and Its Customers in Walton, New York by Mark Kennaugh. This book features some 350 photographs, plus drawings and maps. Railroad historian Mark Kennaugh explores the history of the railroad in Walton and the businesses that it served. Hardcover, 164 pages. $35.00

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LITERARY WORKS

Out of the Catskills and Just Beyond edited by Bertha Rogers. Literary and visual works by Catskill writers and artists with a special section by Catskill high school writers. $24.95

The Second Word Thursdays Anthology- Poetry and prose by Bright Hill Press writers with special sections by Catskill College and high school students. Edited and introduced by Bertha Rogers. $19.95

Watermarks: An Anthology of Student Literary and Art Works, edited by T.M. Bradshaw. A collections of literary and art works created by children that express their feelings toward our communal water supply. $8.50

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COOKBOOKS

A World Together: Recipes from Delaware County, NY. Recipes collected in conjunction with Delaware County's 1988 Ethnic Food Festival. $2.40

Memories from the Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections from Delaware County Cooks published by DCHA. Hundreds of recipes, along with memories from the makers. Enjoy old-time recipes from DCHA's archives and try a recipe that calls for "butter the size of an egg." $5.00

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DVDS

DVD: Dairy Farms of Andes Documents the few remaining farms in Andes, a town located in Delaware County and once a prime center of dairy farming. Today there are only eight dairies left in operation, representing a vibrant way of life that is rapidly disappearing. The farmers of Andes are happy to show the world their own world of cows and kids, of tractors and corn, of triumphs and breakdowns. This documentary is only a small snapshot of their everyday life, but it is a picture worth preserving and will fascinate viewers for years to come. $10.00

DVD: Grown in the Catskill Mountains: When Cauliflower was King A history of Growing Cauliflower in the Catskill Mountains. This DVD is a historical documentary containing slide shows with narrative interviews from local farmers raised on the cauliflower farms of old. Approx. run time 19 minutes. $15.95




DCHA T-SHIRTS - TWO DIFFERENT DESIGNS
Look cool and support your local historical association. Comfortable, 100% cotton. Circle design only avaible in Small and Large. Square design available in all sizes S/M/L/XL. Color: white. ONLY $10.00 When ordering please note design style (square or circle) and desired size.

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