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:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Mystery Photo, Part 2

The previous post explained my thinking on the "what" part of this photograph. Now for the where and when. Thought about the possible locations of the buildings in New Milford, but none of them really fit. I didn't think of the old Conklin and Strong Store in New Milford, but Sue Gardner did. Sue is a resource librarian at the Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, New York, with a serious concern for local history. If you compare the postcard with the photo, the buildings seem to match. That gives us a place. The store was built in 1898 and burned down in 1909, which gives us a time frame.

So a possible story for this photo is: A group of young city guys from the Germantown section of Philadelphia caught the train to New Milford. Looks like they just got out of work and were heading for camp. The photo was taken when they were about to head off to the camp site.

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