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Pioneer Homesteaders of the Western Catskills 1764 - 1797: History, Geography and Genealogy in New York's Susquehanna and Delaware River Region by J. L. Miller. This is the untold story of the first homesteaders along the Upper Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers who, following the French and Indian War and the uneasy years leading up to the American Revolution, gained a hard-won foothold on one of America's first frontiers. The settlers were soon engulfed in the Revolution's brutal New York border war, pitting former neighbors and friends against each other, and the unfortunate Iroquois caught in between. After the war, in 1790 the nation's first federal census was taken, providing us with key insights into Delaware County's first 435 families, in particular how they shared the privations and joys of frontier life. These courageous people who came to the Western Catskills had just won a war that offered them the chance to forge a new and more equitable society. We need not forget the names of those who endured great hardships to nurture an idea and helped cultivate the emergence of a bold new approach to nationhood. $20.00

Walton Foundry and Machine Shop by Beatrice G. Bennett. History of the Walton Foundry, highlighting the early years and the foundry's different owners and incorporations over the years. Includes a "photo gallery" of the Walton-East Branch Foundry and articles from the Walton Reporter about the foundry. Dates range from 1901 - 1981. 57 pages. $18.00

Stamford & Vicinity II: People, Places and Things by Karen McLaughlin Cuccinello. A compilation of over 100 articles originally published in the Mountain Eagle and Schoharie News from May 2018 through November 2020. The articles pertain to Stamford, NY and towns in Northern Delaware and Southern Schoharie Counties, NY from the mid-1800s through the 1900s. There are biographies about movers and shakers, everyday citizens, people who attended the Stamford Seminary and veterans. There are histories about houses, businesses, restaurants, clubs, the last passenger train and hotels from the Queen of the Catskills area. $20.00

Historic New York: A Tour of More Than 120 of the State's Top National Landmarks by Karen McLaughlin Cuccinello. This essential guide to the most memorable historic sites in New York State is organized by geographic locations including; Adirondack Mountains, Capital District, Catskill Mountains, Central Region, Chautauqua - Allegany, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, Niagara Frontier and Thousand Islands. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a local visitor, or a tourist, there is something for everyone in this guide to New York's past. New York is home to more than 270 National Historic Landmarks. $21.95

Echoes of the Past: Colchester Station (Weed's Bridge) by Beatrice G. Bennett. This compressed history of the hamlet of Weed's Bridge, later called Colchester Station, from primitive land holding to a working community includes numerous pictures and a directory of early families at Weed's Bridge. $15.00

World War II Prisoners of War From Walton, NY by Rich Grossmann. This is an account of nine men with family and connections to Walton NY that were prisoners of war in Nazi Germany and (one) in Japan's Philippine POW Camp O'Donnell. This is their story, told by family, military archives and records and when possible, in-person interviews. From farms and family to the battlefield they endured D-Day and Omaha Beach, Bataan, hidden pillboxes, dodged bullets and watched friends die. $12.00

Two Stamford Artists: D.F. Hasbrouck, LaMont Warner by T.M.Bradshaw. This book examines the personal and artistic accomplishments of two different artists. D.F. Hasbrouck had a relatively short life, a taste for drink, and a somewhat loose hold on reality. He was content to live and work in the Catskills, welcoming the world in when it chose to come to him. LaMont Warner lived to 94, was a devout church elder, and a longtime member of community service clubs. He taught at several prestigious colleges and undertook significant design projects internationally. $10.00

A Free Soil--A Free People: The Anti-Rent War in Delaware County, New York by Dorothy Kubik. (Reprint) Focuses on the human side of the story of the Anti-Rent War, and how it helped to further shape American democracy. $15.00

West Through the Catskills: The Story of the Susquehanna Turnpike by Dorothy Kubik. (Reprint) The story of the people and forces which created the main road west through the Catskill wilderness and the circumstances which led to its decline. $15.00

Witches of the Catskills: 13 Stories of Witchcraft from New York's Catskill Mountains Written & Compiled by Samantha Misa. This book explores a number of historical legends, myths and stories regarding witchcraft in this "spellbound region." The text highlights 13 such stories, with tales ranging from cursed cattle to bewitched cats. $10.00

History of the Town of Bovina, Delaware County, New York by Ray LaFever. This first comprehensive history of the town of Bovina was built on the work of past local historians including Fletcher Davidson, his sister Vera Storie and their uncle David Fletcher Hoy. In the nineteenth century, Bovina was noted as one of New York State's leading dairying towns. As its dairying heritage faded in the latter twentieth century, farmers have diversified and the town became a noted vacation destination. The author explores Bovina's early and later settlers, how they made their livelihoods, educated their children and entertained themselves. He also looks at how Bovina citizens contributed time and effort to their local community as well as to their country in time of war. More than 200 illustrations are including. $25.00

Ned Buntline: So Much Larger Than Life by T.M. Bradshaw. Edward Zane Carroll Judson, aka Ned Buntline was a collection of paradoxes: high-toned literary critic/dime novelist; Temperance lecturer/heavy drinker; family man/bigamist; naval hero/army deserter; died at 63/hanged at 23. Whatever one knows about him, the opposite is also true. This biography explores the many sides of Ned Buntline. $10.00

Fleischmanns in Verse: A History by Bill Birns. The verses in this publication form an imaginative projection, an interpretive history, a search for reality across time, in our place. $6.95

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The Catskill Forest: A History by Michael Kudish. Published in August 2000, this book is the result of more than 30 years of research on the Catskill forest. It includes 25 maps showing the distribution of species and forest-products industries in addition to a full-color, large fold-out map that shows the extent of the first growth forest, second and third growth forest, agricultural lands, burned areas, reforested areas, and landslides. Five sections look at plant migrations to the region following the last glaciation, the impact of people on the forest, the forest regrown, mountain ranges, forest industries. A must for anyone who loves the Catskills. $45.00

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

Catskill Hotels: Images of America by Irwin Richman. At one time, according to the Catskill Institute, there were more than a thousand hotels spread across the mountains of Greene, Ulster, Delaware and Sullivan Counties. The Catskills were an exciting world full of pleasures to be enjoyed, with summer and winter activities characterized by entertainment, food, sports, card playing and food again. Catskill Hotels, with a collection of some two hundred images, tells the story of this world, which began with America's first resort hotel, the Catskill Mountain House, continued with places such as the world-famous Grossinger's, and can still be found today at Kutsher's Country Club, the Mountain House at Lake Mohonk, and a few other hardy resorts. $21.99

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 Price Reduced $1.00

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

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

In The Catskills by John Burroughs. First published in 1910, this centennial collection, edited and charmingly illustrated by the writer and photographer Clifton Jonson, presents eight of Burroughs' most popular Catskill Mountain essays. $19.95

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 Catskills by Norman Van Valkenburgh. The Catskills serve as the setting for this exciting murder mystery. $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

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

The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills by Leslie T. Sharpe. The Quarry Fox is the first in-depth study of Catskill wildlife since John Burroughs essentially invented the nature-writing genre in the 19th century. Sharpe deftly weaves her experiences with the seasons, plants and creatures with their natural history, revealing their sensitivity to and resilience against the splendor and cruelty of Nature. $25.00.

Women of the Catskills: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice and Hope by Richard Heppner. From the home to industrious, strong and creative individuals, the women of the Catskills have embodied this rugged sprit best. Though often over looked in Catskill Mountain history, their stories are inspiring, like that of Candace Wheeler, who used her rural upbringing to achieve personal success and improve life for others. They are personal, such as Lucy Lobdell's story - a century ahead of her time, she challenged conventional thoughts on equality and lifestyle. Most of all they reflect the spirit of their surroundings. As independent women like Marion Bullard challenged the status quo to build a better community. Overcoming the physical challenges of mountain life and the societal obstacles they faced because of their gender, Catskill's most fearless women are revealed by local historian Richard Heppner. $19.99

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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

Civil War Record of the 144th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry by James Harvey McKee. Accurate and personal history of the regiment as recorded in war diaries and letters of soldiers and officers. $36.00

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 Price Reduced $1.00

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

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 Price Reduced $1.00

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. $4.95 Price Reduced $1.00

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 Price Reduced $1.00

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 Price Reduced $10.00

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

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.

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

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 Life of a Civil War Private: Edward Hoyt Diary & Letters 144th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry September 1862 - May 1865 Compiled and Edited by Tim Duerden, Angela Gaffney and Samantha Misa. For almost three years during the American Civil War, Walton native Edward Hoyt served as a private in the 144th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment. During the months and years of service, Hoyt maintained a daily diary documenting his life and experiences - from his induction and training in the fall of 1862 to expeditions and action in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and points farther south. The diary and his numerous letters to his wife back home provide the twenty-first century reader a candid, unvarnished view of life in the ranks during the long fratricidal struggle. $20.00

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

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

The Old Watering Trough by John Raitt. Noted author and long-time Delaware County historian, John Raitt, brings to life stories from Delaware County's past. $12.00

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

Ruts in the Road, Volumes 2-3 by John Raitt. A popular collection of John Raitt's local history columns, exploring business, industry, political developments and local characters. Each volume, $12.00 (Note: Vol. 4 is out of print.)

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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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

A World in a Grain of Sand: The Photographs of Jennie Fuller 1901-1937 by Robert Rosen. The pioneer work of Jennie Fuller, an unknown photographer who lived in Meredith, NY. $12.00.

Bisbee's General Store 1900 - 1976 by Bob Rosen. This book is based on an exhibit the Meredith Historical Society put together in 2010. Includes pictures, newspaper clippings, documents and personal recollections from local residents who remembered the store. $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

Delhi Boys: Civil War Letters by James White. A fascinating collection of letters home written by brothers William and Hiram Stoutenberg and Jehial Mosgrip - all soldiers who went off to fight in the war. $10.00.

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. $15.00

From Chiaramonte to Shepard Hill by Eleanor Belmont and the Walton Historical Society. The story of the Italian immigrant families who settled in Walton. $7.80

The Happy Valley by Arthur W. North. Thoughts expressed here support the name "Happy Valley" that pioneer settlers gave to Walton. Reprint. $3.00

Heroes for Hire: A Tall Tale of the Catskills (Summer of 1969) by John Marshal Kincheloe. This story is about cows and two nineteen-year-old boys who woke up one morning on a Catskill dairy farm to find themselves looking at the beginning of the best summer of their lives. One that would lead them into many adventures: a world of backbreaking work they never imagined existed, true love, a fist fight of truly Homeric proportions, a close encounter with a legendary figure from America's Tallest Tale, the 'beginning of a beautiful friendship', the world's most intelligent dog and an accidental starring role in this country's first rock festival. $20.00

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. $9.00

Kortright Invites You: A Pictorial History of the Township of Kortright, Delaware County, New York Compiled by Margaret Kenyon. Explore the Town of Kortright through articles and many images. Subjects include: Town, District Schools, the Past and Present Businesses, Churches, Those Who Came Before, and Celebrate Kortright History. $20.00

Kortright Invites You Back Compiled by Margaret Kenyon. Explore the Town of Kortright through articles and images. Subjects include: Kortright History, District Schools, Past and Present Businesses, Church, People from Kortright, and Veterans. $20.00

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

Meredith's Dairy Barns: Past and Present by Frank M. Waterman. Of the more than 230 dairy barns that once graced Meredith's hills and valleys, a scant 72 survive today. Of these, only 4 still house a dairy. The purpose of this book is to preserve a pictorial and historical record of Meredith's remaining barns and many of the barns that are now gone. It includes pictures and histories of 120 barns, 48 of which are no longer standing. $27.00

Meredith: The Early Years 1798 - 1845 by Frank M. Waterman. This book is based on the collected papers of Samuel Andrew Law (1771 - 1845). Law, a young lawyer and a graduate of Yale College, came to what is now Meredith in 1798 as a land agent for the Philadelphia land owners. He founded the town of Meredith in 1800 and was its principle figure until his death in 1845. Law was a meticulous record keeper and his collected papers contain more than 10,000 separate items consisting of letters, account books, diaries, day-books, deeds, and agreements. $27.00

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

The Newspapermen: The Mirror, 1851 - 1948 by T.M. Bradshaw. Through the Mirror, S.B. Champion and Leo DeSilva chronicled life in Stamford, NY, from a small village through a decades-long reign as "Queen of the Catskills" and the subsequent decline of the tourism era. This book offers biographies of both Champion and DeSilva; numerous photos are included in this74-page volume. $10.00

Our Bridge to Yesteryear: Recollections of South Kortright Compiled by Jean Proskine Benjamin. (Reprint) The story of South Kortright through the reflections and memories of its residents. Includes numerous historic photographs. $20.00

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

Sidney: Images of America by Erin Andrews and the Sidney Historical Association. A collection of historical photographs chronicles the town of Sidney's evolution through the 19th and 20th centuries, and on through the devastating flood of 2006. Over the years, the town has been home to a silk mill, glassworks, cheese factory, car factory and many other businesses. Notable figures such as New York State police captain Daniel Fox, actor Tom Mix, newspaper editor Arthur Bird and even Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt have lived in or spent time in the town. $21.99

Stamford & Vicinity: People, Places and Things by Karen McLaughlin Cuccinello. A compilation of 102 articles published by the Mountain Eagle & Schoharie News from 2012 to May 2018 pertaining to Stamford, NY and towns in Northern Delaware and Southern Schoharie Counties, NY. There are articles on the movers and shakers, average citizens, veterans, hotels, churches, merchants, farmers, murderers, events, organizations and clubs. Images are included with almost every story. 214 pages. $20.00

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

Those Rugged Hills and Green Valleys by Evangeline MacLaury. (reprint) Originally printed in 1987 for the Town of Harpersfield Bicentennial, this book presents the history of Harpersfield. Topics include Churches, Education, Social Life, Physicians, Business and the Railroad that almost came. $15.00.

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. $12.00

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

The Wheel of Truth: An Ancestral Saga by Gertrude S. Lowry. Exploring the "roots" of her past, Mrs. Lowry traces her heritage back to the very beginning. She shows how human beings exist on the basis of two principles - the feminine, which is shown in compassion and oneness with Nature, and the masculine, manifested in external achievement. When these principles are in balance, true greatness results, with unfolding of the spirit toward its highest potential. Mrs. Lowry also explores her ancestors move to Delaware County and growing up in Delhi. $10.00 Price Reduced $1.00

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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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

The Delaware Indians: A Brief History by Richard C. Adams. The history, language, legends and government of the tribe of his ancestors. $8.95

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.

The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal by Bill Horne. In 1939, a group of idealists inspired by the spirit of New Deal reform put their vision of American Democracy into practice by creating Camp Woodland, a racially and ethnically inclusive summer camp for city kids located in the remote and scenic mountains of upstate New York. The camp's innovative programs profoundly influenced campers for 24 summers from 1939 through 1962. The Improbable Community tells the story of the people whose dreams created Camp Woodland and whose talents enabled it to succeed. It tells the story of the rural neighbors whom Woodlanders came to know and of the music, history, homespun skills and folklore that they freely shared with their newfound friends. It tells the story of the musicians, performers and musicologists who contributed creativity, zeal and scholarship to Camp Woodland's summer programs as well as their legacy of collected traditional music. $19.50

Lewis Hine: Photographer and American Progressive by Timothy J. Duerden. Nearly 80 years after his death, Lewis Hine's name is revered in the world of photography and practically synonymous with the labor reforms of the Progressive Era. His body of work - much of it a century old or more - remains vital as both aesthetic statement and social document. Drawing on a range of sources, including information from surviving family members, this first full-length illustrated biography presents a detailed and personal portrait of the sociologist and photographer whose haunting images of children at work in cotton mills and coal mines sparked the movement to end child labor, culminating with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. There are 62 of his penetrating photographs included. $30.00

Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums In 19th Century New York by Michael T. Keene. Drawing upon confidential hospital archives, private patient letters and newspaper accounts of the day, the reader is taken on a remarkable journey inside a world of madness. What terrible secrets were uncovered at Rolling Hills? Who was the grave digger Lawrence and what was found buried behind the Rochester Insane Asylum? Shocking tales of neglect, abuse and even torture are revealed here for the first time, but also remarkable stories of inspiration, hope and healing. $19.95

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

Sermons in Stone: Stonewalls of New England and New York by Susan Allport. A surprising and illuminating history of the walls. $16.95

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

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1856-1859 Diaries of Rosella D. Graham Frisbee A delightful glimpse at the religious and social lives of Edward A. and Rosella G. Frisbee at Maple Grove Farm. Transcribed by Bernice Graham Telian $9.45

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

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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

A Good Run: Maple Syrup's Sweet Journey by Judy Smith. Follow Sap the Droplet into the Jordan Sugar Bush and learn the process of sap to syrup from the first drop in the bucket to the boiling and taste testing. The Jordan family produces maple syrup ever year and it is important to have "A Good Run!" $10.00

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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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 Price Reduced $1.00

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

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

Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System (Expanded Edition) by Diane Galusha. This book explores technical, political and social history of this great system from the 17th century Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam through the implementation of the 1997 New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement, the landmark pact designed to protect the city's water while preserving upstate communities in its watershed both east and west of the Hudson River. Paperback. $29.00

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

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As Best We Could by Jean Marie McLain. Historical fiction. The author brings the years of the United States Civil War to life using letters sent between soldiers fighting in the war and loved ones waiting at home in Meredith, Delaware County. $10.00

Christmas at Rockefeller Center by Dr. Kirby Olson. Christmas at Rockefeller Center (CW Books, 2015) is an exploration of the liturgical year in a Christian poet's life in the Catskill Mountains of New York. $15.00

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.

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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A World Together: Recipes from Delaware County, NY. Recipes collected in conjunction with Delaware County's 1988 Ethnic Food Festival. $2.40 Price Reduced $1.00

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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CD: John Burroughs Afloat & Afoot. This CD is a celebration of John Burroughs, a Catskills native famous for his writings on the natural world that surrounds us all. This first-ever audio addition of his work includes a recounting of Burroughs' impromptu voyage down the Pepacton and a recollection of his expedition to the top of Slide Mountain. Pepacton: A Summer Voyage narrated by Brett Barry. The Heart of the Southern Catskills narrated by Rolland Smith. Plus expert commentaries by Diane Galusha and Bill Birns. 2 CDs, 2.5 hours. $20.00

DVD: Bob Wyer: Catskill Photographer Thousand Watt Productions, Delaware County Historical Association and Pierson Productions. A fascinating history documentary - a film about the life and career of Delhi-based photographer Bob Wyer. $10.00

DVD: The Coulter Code. This film is a fascinating history documentary that explores the story of a secret code written by local farmer Walter Coulter in the 1860s & 1870s. The film is the result of a collaboration between Thousand Watt Productions, Pierson Productions and DCHA. Directed and produced by Samantha Misa, Director of Photography Arthur W. Pierson, original score by Brittany Elliott. Starring: Ian Lamont, Tiffany Poborsky, Ray LaFever & Samantha Misa. $10.00

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

DVD: Living History Cemetery Tour: Sanford Cemetery Dunraven, NY Presentation by the Historical Society of Middletown, Delaware County done on June 21, 2014. $10.00

DVD: Fourth Annual Living History Tour: New Kingston Valley Cemetery Presentation by the Historical Society of Middletown, Delaware County. $10.00

DVD: Fifth Annual Living History Tour: Halcott Cemetery Presentation by the Historical Society of Middletown, Delaware County. $10.00

DVD: Sixth Annual Living History Tour: Halottsville Cemetery Presentation by the Historical Society of Middletown, Delaware County. $10.00

DVD: Rails to the Catskills. A film by Tobe Carey. Railroading in the Northern and Southern Catskills. Rails to the Catskills is a history of the dynamic railroad industry in the Catskills of New York State. Catskill railroads have roots in the canals of the 1820s and the post-Civil War railroad boom. Includes original footage, contemporary and vintage photographs, postcards, rare films, rail fan movies, newspapers, and historic archives. Running time: 95 minutes. $19.95

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Celebrate 75 years of DCHA. These shirts are locally designed and printed. Comfortable, 100% cotton.
Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. Blue or Yellow. ONLY $15.00
When ordering please note color (yellow or blue) and desired size.
We can ship shirts for an additional $5 to any address in the USA.

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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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