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By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
Marker in Barryville
New York (Sullivan County), Barryville — Brant’s Camp
The Mohawk leader of raid on Minisink (Port Jervis) camped here July 21, 1779. Pursuing Militia camped 3 miles up this same brook. — Map (db m20493) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Bethel — Max and Miriam Yasgur
The former home of Max and Miriam Yasgur Elliot Tiber brought Woodstock Ventures to this home in 1969 to lease the festival site Dedicated to the memory of Max Yasgur Yasgur Road Productions — Map (db m105725) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Bethel — Woodstock Music and Arts Fair
This is the original site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair held on Aug 15, 16, 17, 1969. Peace and Music Wayne C. Saward sculptor On Stage Performers. Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie; Joan Baez; Joe Cocker; Ravi Shankar; Janis . . . — Map (db m18323) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Agnes DeMille1905-1993
Author & Choreographer. Her works include the autobiography "Dance to the Piper" & dances for the show "Oklahoma" — Map (db m57797) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Handy Family
Handy Family. Burial place of Handy Family. Believed to be Forestburgh's first settlers. David Handy died in 1814. — Map (db m57804) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — HartwoodFormerly Called Trotters
Hartwood, Formerly called "Trotters" from a tannery on this site. Renamed by an early settler, Clowes,in honor of his wife's father, Reverend Hart. — Map (db m57801) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Here Stood Gillman's Depot
Here stood Gillman's depot named for owner of nearby sawmills and tanneries. Station served railroad running from Port Jervis to Monticello 1871-1858 — Map (db m57656) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Here Stood one of the Stage Coach Stations
Here stood one of the stage coach stations placed at regular intervals for the exchange of teams on Mount Hope-Lumberland Turnpike. Chartered 1812 to run from Mount Hope to the Delaware — Map (db m57795) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Indian Raid
Two children of John Brooks and son-in-law Joseph Hubbard, were killed here by Brant's Mohawks and Tories, 1778 — Map (db m57803) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Log CabinHistorical Monument
Circa 1834. Discovered when a section of a farmhouse was demolished. It was purchased by the Town & moved to this location in 1987. Before the Town was created, a primitive school was functioning in the cabin. — Map (db m57794) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Moore's Turning Mill and Saw Mill
Site of Moore's Turning Mill and Saw Mill operated by Alec Moore from 1870-1899 — Map (db m57655) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Oakland Valley School District #3
One of the seven schools established in 1837. It was a joint district serving children in Oakland Valley and Orange County. The school term was three months, 20 days. In 1866 it had an enrollment of 82 pupils. It closed in 1943. — Map (db m57802) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Ruddick Pond
Named for John Ruddick, 1854 Town Supervisor, who took over area called French Mill. Later served by the former Birchwood Post Office. William Mitchell was last Postmaster. — Map (db m57654) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Saint Josephs
Founded in 1886 by the Sisters of St. Dominc. Saint Josephs was established on property purchased from the estate of millionaire Thomas Hunt Talmadge. Through vision and sacrifice, the Sisters developed a community that included a convent, chapel, . . . — Map (db m57799) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church
Was built on land donated by Thomas Woods & consecrated on August 7, 1900. Father Vincent Arcese, Rector of Saint Josephs' Convent & Sanatorium served as pastor from 1900 until his death in 1946. Humphrey Toomey and Michael Galligan served as the . . . — Map (db m57798) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Site of Methodist Church
Site of Methodist Church organized 1838. First place of worship in Forestburgh. Building erected 1859. — Map (db m57796) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Stephen Crane’s Pond
Here at the home of his brother Edmund, the author of The Red Badge of Courage lived and wrote in the early 1890s. — Map (db m57800) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Forestburgh — Town Hall Site
On May 7, 1895 Ezra and Sarah Cray Reed deeded 1/4 acre to the town for the town hall site. The original town hall was erected at a cost of $400.00 and was destroyed by fire sparked by "firing up" a steam roller kept in a nearby shed. The . . . — Map (db m57805) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Hospital RockRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Hospital Rock is the most historically significant place on the battleground. Once Brant’s men broke the Americans’ defensive square late in the afternoon, it was in the shadow of this rock that Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten, a physician from Goshen, and . . . — Map (db m20513) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — In Memory of Our Fallen HeroesRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Although two attempts to recover the bodies of the fallen at Minisink Ford are recorded as having taken place in the weeks following the battle, it was not until 1822, forty-five years after the event, that the remains still lying here were gathered . . . — Map (db m20507) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Indian Rock
Legend has it that the Indians and Tories of Joseph Brant set this stone to honor their dead and wounded who fell before the field of fire from the nearby plateau. — Map (db m20515) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Last Stand On The Rocky HillRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
After the initial contact at the river, Col. Hathorn’s remaining force, about forty men, conducted a fighting retreat until they reached high ground. Here they took up a position about two acres in size. Sentinel Rock, where you are now, marked the . . . — Map (db m20511) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Minisink Battle Monument
Erected July 22d, 1879 Dedicated to the memory of the Patriots of the Minisink Region who died here July 22, 1779 in the defence of American Liberty <<<<< * * * >>>>> Erected by the Historical Societies of the Minisink Country and of the . . . — Map (db m20509) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — Minisink Battleground Park
In July 1779, after raiding the settlement of Minisink, Loyalists and Native Americans under Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant ambushed and pursued Orange County and New Jersey militia. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m20502) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Highland — The Battle at MinisinkRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 20, 1779, a party of eighty seven Tories and Iroquois Native Americans under the command of Capt. Joseph Brant raided the frontier settlement of Minisink (present day Port Jervis). The raid destroyed homes, farms and mills and was designed . . . — Map (db m20505) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Livingston Manor — Livingston Manor Covered Bridge
Formerly Mott’s Flat bridge later known as the “Vantran” original towne lattice truss Built by John Davidson in 1860 Erected by town of Rockland — Map (db m105861) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Livingston Manor — Livingston Manor Covered Bridge
The bridge was originally known as Motts Flat Bridge, more recently called the Vantran Bridge. It is the oldest of four remaining Catskill type patented town-lattice covered bridges in Sullivan County built by John Davidson in 1860.

The . . . — Map (db m105862) HM

New York (Sullivan County), Lumberland — D. and H. Canal
Dry dock and basin 1828 – 1898 — Map (db m20556) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Battle of Minisink
One of the deadliest in frontier warefare, between Militia and Brant’s Tories and Mohawks, on this hill July 22, 1779. — Map (db m20496) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Battle of Minisink
On this hill, July 22, 1779, N. Y. and N. J. Militia were decimated by Mohawks and Tory raiders of Minisink, (Port Jervis) under Brant. — Map (db m20497) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Battle of Minisink
Entrance to Battlefield where July 22, 1779, N. Y. and N. J. Militia attacked Mohawk and Tory raiders of Minisink (Port Jervis). — Map (db m20500) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Bridge
Built by John A. Roebling, builder of Brooklyn Bridge, to support D. & H. Canal aqueduct by which boats crossed Delaware, 1848 – 98 — Map (db m20567) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Delaware & Hudson CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The Delaware & Hudson Canal, one of the nation’s first large-scale private enterprises, transported millions of tons of anthracite (hard coal) from northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in New York. Gravity railroads took the coal over Moosic . . . — Map (db m20594) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Life Along the CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The building and operation of the 108-mile Delaware & Hudson Canal provided a multitude of jobs not only for Dutch and English settlers but for Irish and German immigrants. The area hummed with activity. Laborers dug the canal with picks and . . . — Map (db m20590) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s CableUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
John A. Roebling’s legacy is based on his use of suspension cables to hold up bridges and aqueducts. He devised the techniques of air spinning, which is still used today to build much larger spans. This former aqueduct is the nation’s oldest . . . — Map (db m20597) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s Delaware AqueductUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
From canal boats to canoes, the past flows into the present here at the Delaware Aqueduct. Walk across the aqueduct’s reconstructed towpath where mules once pulled Delaware & Hudson Canal boats back to Pennsylvania for another load of coal. Enjoy . . . — Map (db m20596) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink Ford — Battle of Minisink
Col. Joseph Brant led 40 Mohawks and Tories up this ravine and ambushed N. Y. and N. J. Militia lying for him on hill to the west. — Map (db m20495) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink Ford — Brant’s Crossing
After Battle of Minisink, Brant’s raiders with their plunder forded river here to camp at the mouth of the Lackawaxen Creek opposite. — Map (db m20494) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — Camp Holley
In memory of the 143rd Regiment Infantry, Sullivan County's own, 1004 strong. — Map (db m25664) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — Methodist ChurchMonticello, N Y
Organized in Districts 1804; present church built 1844. — Map (db m25658) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — Monticello Depot
Was the Catskill Mtn. destination for sportsmen and vacationers from 1896 until the O&W Ry. ceased operation on March 29, 1957. — Map (db m25865) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — Presbyterian ChurchFirst Church in Monticello
Established 1810. Lot gift by the Jones brothers. — Map (db m25654) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — Site of First House in Monticello
Built by John P. Jones, founder of the Village, December 1804. — Map (db m28652) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — Site of Toll HouseMonticello-Jeffersonville Turnpike — 1875
Site of Toll House, Monticello-Jeffersonville Turnpike, 1875. — Map (db m25653) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Monticello — St John's Episcopal Church
Monticello, N.Y. Parish organized 1816 Present Church built 1880 180th Anniversay 1816-1996 — Map (db m24620) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Narrowsburg — Fort Delaware
Model of the circa 1755 Cushetunk settlement located near Milanville Pa. Opened in 1957. Designed by James W. Burnank. — Map (db m23639) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Narrowsburg — Fort Delaware1755     1785
This fort represents the buck-skinned variety of American frontier fortifications. It tells the story of the Delaware Company a group of Connecticut pioneers who established their settlement in the face of every conceivable hardship. This authentic . . . — Map (db m23734) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Narrowsburg — Fort Delaware / Narrowsburg’s HistoryUpper Delaware Scenic Byway
< Fort Delaware Side: > The present day Fort, a replica of the frontier “lower fort” of the Cushetunk settlement of 1755-1785, was originally located six miles up river near Milanville, Pennsylvania. Another fort was . . . — Map (db m23934) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Narrowsburg — Fort Delaware Museum
The reconstructed stockade, blockhouses, log cabins, blacksmith shop, shed, armory, and herb garden are representative of forts constructed by Connecticut settlers in the 1750’s. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m23635) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Narrowsburg — Town of Tusten
Town of Tusten Formed December 17, 1853 from the Town of Lumberland by Act of the Sullivan County Board of Supervisors Charles Woodward, 1st Supervisor Tusten Historical Society October 2003 — Map (db m66960) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Roscoe — “They Came to the Mountains by Rail”
On July 9, 1873, a few miles to the west of here, was driven the “Golden Spike” completing the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad—later the New York, Ontario & Western (O & W). This rail link opened up the interior of Sullivan . . . — Map (db m22528) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Roscoe — Roscoe Station Site N.Y Ontario & Western Rwy.(1866-1957)
Site formerly Rockland, originally Westfield Flats. Weehawken to here by "Scoot" Signal and weather vane remain. — Map (db m98342) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Roscoe — The Catskill MountainsHistoric New York
The Catskill Mountains tower above the Hudson River as it winds its way past one of the most popular resort areas in the United States. These time-worn mountains were called Kaatskill (Cat Creek) by Dutchmen of the seventeenth century, probably . . . — Map (db m22427) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Thompsonville — Town of Thompson
Named for Judge William A. Thompson, first Judge of Sullivan County, appointed 1803. — Map (db m25867) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Town of Highland — Minisink Battle July 22d 1779
Dedicated to the memory of the Patriots of the Minisink region who died here July 22, 1779 in the defence of American Liberty. — Map (db m53053) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Tusten — Tusten
Named for Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten of Goshen militia, surgeon who gave his life to attend the wounded at the Battle of Minisink — Map (db m23686) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Wurtsboro — Original Snubbing
July 13, 1825 Original snubbing post placed at the sight of the ground breaking ceremonies of the D&H Canal July 13, 1975Map (db m98340) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Wurtsboro — Site of Yaugh House
Site of Yaugh House and spring, famous as a stopping place for hunters and travelers in this valley in 18th century; important survey corner. — Map (db m30530) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Wurtsboro — Wurtsboro
Named for Maurice Wurts, president and one of the founders of Delaware and Hudson Canal. It was built to haul coal to Tidewater. — Map (db m98339) HM

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