Many of the transcriptions found here are now in published form. They have been published by the Orange County Genealogical Society (in Goshen, New York). Volume 3 includes my Volume 3 and Volume 5. Volume 4 includes my four parts of New Milford history. There is a planned Volume 5, which will include my Volumes 6, 7, and 8, Part 1, which is about 250 transcriptions. They can be purchase through the Genealogical Society. Just Google them and print out the order form. Or they can be purchased from the Warwick Historical Society. They are also on sale at the gift shop at Baird's Tavern. I would like to thank the Genealogical Society and Dan Burrows for their efforts. Started a new blog for images of Warwick. Go to:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Milford Graphics Collection

This is a photograph of which Mrs. Frederick Franck let me make a copy. Mrs. Franck is the widow of the late Dr. Frederick Franck, creator of Pacem In Terris. Pacem In Terris was built on the old foundation of the 1863 grist mill. The 1863 mill was built by Clark and Thompson to replace the original mill (c.1805), which I believe was directly across the road. The mill was last owned by Conklin and Strong and Dr. and Mrs. Franck purchased the mill property from Mr. and Mrs. Howard Conklin. It was the Conklins who gave them this photo and three others of the 1903 Flood. The iron bridge pictured in the photo replaced the covered bridge. The iron bridge was still there when I was a boy. It was replaced with the current bridge in the early 1950's. At the time the photo was taken there was a dam upstream on the Wawayanda (to the right of photo). According to accounts in Warwick's two local papers, the dam gave out on its left side, looking upstream, and washed out the road. A great old photo and thank you Mrs. Franck for sharing it with me.

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