By wateradmin on Monday, Apr. 2, 2012 - 5:37 pm
Above: A 1957 timetable for the Pine Hill - Kingston Bus Corporation. Courtesy of Watershed Post reader Stu Silverman. Sometimes, once-commonplace things must almost vanish before they are finally revered. Forgotten familiar items can spend decades in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 - 11:07 am
Above: A video of Boom Boom the rhino getting some TLC from a keeper at the Out Of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona. Filmed in 2010. One of the now-defunct Catskill Game Farm's most famous animals, Boom Boom the white rhino, died of cancer this... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 - 10:09 am
Photo from the Halls Mills Covered Bridge blog. Reproduced by permission. The Halls Mills Bridge in Neversink was luckier than the Old Blenheim Bridge over the Schoharie Creek -- it survived Irene's ravages mostly intact. But the stone pier that supports... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 16, 2012 - 2:27 pm
Above: The Old Blenheim Bridge in 2008. Photo by cg-realms at en.wikipedia, via Wikimedia Commons.  The Mountain Eagle writes this week that Paul Loether, the head of the National Register of Historic Places, has promised that the federal government won't... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 - 3:32 pm
Above: A YouTube video made in tribute to the destroyed Old Blenheim Bridge, destroyed on August 28, 2011 by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Poor Blenheim. In order to get federal money to rebuild its bridge, the town needs to be on the National... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 - 12:22 pm
Above: A video from the Daily Freeman about a new exhibit in the Ulster County Clerk's Office, telling the stories of people who had their property seized over a century ago to build the Ashokan Reservoir. The Freeman reports today that a new exhibit at... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 - 3:48 pm
Photo of Delaware County street signs by Mark Zilberman. Posted to the Watershed Post's Flickr group. When is a tourist not a tourist? Answer: When the only touring they're doing is from their hotel room to the spa to the gift shop in the lobby. The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - 3:48 pm
Above: The grave of a 15-year-old Civil War soldier in Warren County, NY. Photo by Flickr user Diane Cordell. Published under Creative Commons license. New York History has a feature story today about Laura Smith, a Wawarsing resident who works with a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - 9:53 am
Above: A video from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation about the discovery of an 18th-century fort at the Schoharie Crossing State Historical Site. The Irene floods swept away a lot of local history, including the 156... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 - 3:41 pm
The good folks at the Kingston Library are on Twitter -- and today, they tweeted about a cryptic little article found in the vaults of the Kingston Daily Freeman, circa 1912. The headline: "An Odd Accident." The rest you can read above. Shavertown, as... Read more


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