Even More Postcards
from the Past
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Postcards courtesy of Joan Ferris Popovic
1. Hudson river from the east side
2. Sunset Rock
3. Hudson River from the West side
4. Haines Falls
5. Hotel Kaaterskill Stationery
6. Kaaterskill Falls
1. Green Lake circa 1920's
2. Green Lake circa 1920
3. Acra Post Office
1. Dunn's Amusement Hall, Cairo
2. Iron Bridge over Catskill Creek, South Cairo
3. Main Street Cairo
1. Prattsville circa 1914
2. Twilight and Sunset Inn, Haines Falls
3. Haines Falls Railroad Station
1. Lover's Glen, Hunter circa 1907
2. Ulster and Delaware Train Station, Tannersville
2. Central School, Hunter
1. Elizabeth House, Leeds
2. Mill St, East Durham
3. Munson House, Windham
Postcard courtesy of Al Albright
This is the farm of my great great grandparents, Ransome Traver and his wife Dorcas Defrate, who took in summer borders. Their daughter, Adella Traver, my great aunt, and her husband Ransome Haines, inherited it in the 1800's.
Postcards courtesy of Joyce Riedinger
1. Birds-eye View of Prattsville
2. Old log cabin in the Catskills - in Little Westkill
3. View of Mainstreet Prattsville
Postcard courtesy of Sheila Dent. Looking east from the foot of Seminary Hill, Ashland, NY. Postcard belonged to Simeon Miller, b. Aug. 5, 1863, d. January 22, 1912 and was found in the front of the Miller bible.
Bill Freese from Conyers, GA sends in this postcard of his grandfather, Earl C. Sandt, of Easton, PA. Earl is seated in his new car at his new job as a chemist at the Alpha Cement Plant in Cementon, Greene Co around 1910. The postcard was sent to his future bride Bessie Miers of Phillipsburg, NJ and is dated 1910.
Bill Freese forwards these photos of the Catskill Mountain House circa 1930 and the Otis Railway leading to the Catskill Mountain House. Photos taken by his grandfather, Earl Sandt.
Postcard courtesy of Don Howard
Postcards courtesy of Jeremy Taylor
Catskill Mountain House
Rip Van Winkle
Old Leeds Bridge
Postcards Courtesy of Bob Harring
Bavarian Manor, Purling NY
Cairo Drug Store, 1908
Main Street Cairo, NY
Woodstck Dam, Cairo, NY
Hotel Walters, Cairo, NY
Postcards courtesy of Phyllis Silva-Keith
Main Street Cairo, NY looking east from the fountain, circa 1908
Glens Falls House, Round Top NY, circa 1907
Cairo Village, aerial view
4. Cairo R.R. Station
5. County Scene
6. View of Cairo, N.Y.
7. Aerial View of Cairo, N.Y.
8. Five Cascades, Catskill Mountains, NY
9. Swinging Bridge, Palenville, NY
10. Mohican Trail, Catskill Mountains, N.Y.
11. Views of Cairo, NY
12. Hunter, N.Y.
13. Air View, Winterclove Inn, Round Top, N.Y.
14. Deer Trail Farm
15. Prospect Park Hotel, Catskill, NY
16. On the road to Purling, with Round Top Mountain in the background
17. Old Dutch Reformed Church, Leeds, Built in 1779
18. Pratts Rocks, Prattsville, NY
19. View of Purling, NY
20. Artists Rock, Catskill Mountains, NY
21. Jenny's Notch, Windham, NY
22. View in Rip Van Winkle Park, Catskill Mountains, NY
23. Sunset Rock, Catskills, NY
24. Rip Van Winkle Rock, Catskill Mountains, NY
25. Silver Brook House, Palenville, NY
26. Street Scene in the Heart of the Catskill Mountains
27. Cairo, in the Catskill, Woodstock Lake
28. Tannery Bridge, Palenville, NY
29. The Falls at Fern Wood, Kaaterskill Creek, Palenville, NY
30. Oldest standing house in the Catskills
31. Gnome's Pool, Lower Kaaterskill Canyon, Catskills, NY
Courtesy of Lois Eastgate, in memory of her late husband, Duane.
Duncan's Rural Home
Was situated on the Catskill Turnpike, 1/2 mile south of the South Cairo Railroad Station. The Rural Home was built in 1843 by Benjamin Tundell, and was owned by Herman Cole at a later date. In 1896 it was purchased by Sanford and Helen Sanford, Lois Eastgate's grandparents. It operated as a boarding house and could accommodate 30 guests. Upon Helen's retirement her daughter-in-law Myrtle M. Duncan ran the boarding house for the next 20 years. The farm provided fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products and was operated by her husband Clarence Duncan. The property has since been sold and the house demolished.
Postcards courtesy of Lois Eastgate
St. George Hotel, Leeds, N.Y., Catskill Mts. operated by
Lena Mower Badeau and George Badeau and she was a dau. of Leonard Mower of
West Camp, N.Y. Lois is her Grandniece.
2. School District No. 11- High School at South Cairo, New York
3. Catskill Mountain House , Otis Summit, Catskill Mountains, N.Y.
4. Eastern Approach to Rip Van Winkle Bridge over Hudson River, Catskill, N.Y.
5. The State Armory, Catskill Village, Catskill Mts
6. Rip Van Winkle Bridge, aerial view
7. Valley View from East Windham , Catskill Mts. N.Y.
8. Old Stone Bridge on the Mohican Trail, Leeds in the Catskills, N.Y.
9. House of the Three Bears- South Cairo, N.Y. on Route 23
10. Leeds Creek, Leeds, Catskill Mountains
11. The Birches at Cairo, Catskill Mts. N.Y.
12. Main St., Catskill, N.Y
Courtesy Robert Uzzilia, Cairo Town Historian
Aratoga Inn, Cairo, NY, then renamed Florence Inn by proprietor Jimmy Wynne (after his wife), then finally The Manhattan in the 50's when Bill Bauer owned it. It was here that Jack "Legs" Diamond was shot - some say for the forth time, and the place was literally riddled with bullets from the shotguns blasts used to try to kill him. ( Some locals later, even carried around pellets as souvenirs, that were found in the walls and ceilings from the shootings).