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, June 13, 2009

McCann Hotel, New Milford

This is a transcription of a New Milford column from the Warwick Advertiser, dated May 3, 1900. The two local papers covered the happenings in the hamlets of Warwick Township and parts of New Jersey. This is a short reportage from New Milford

New Mildord
Correspondence of the Advertiser

James M. McCann, who was burned out at this place, is now arranging to open a hotel in his home at the bridge, near the railway station. This is one move out of the old "Jockey Hollow" village, caused by the fire. Those of us who are left hope that there will be but few to follow this lead, as we prefer the old "Hollow" to be rebuilt.

With our water power this place should have some manufacturing business.

We are waiting to hear how the matter of moving the postoffice will come out - will it go to the bridge or remain in the "Hollow."

(Ed. Jockey Hollow is sort of downtown New Milford and the original site of much of the activity of the hamlet in its early days. The Bridge is sort of the uptown part of New Milford, which includes the old covered bridge, the mill, and later the train station, creamery and Conklin & Strong store. The McCann hotel is currently owned by Mrs. Claske Franck. Known for years as "Pacem in Terris."

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