Archive for April, 2009

Dutch Authorities Remove the Settlers At West Chester in March, 1656

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Not long after Thomas Pell planted a tiny settlement of Englishmen at the head of Westchester Creek in late 1654, the Dutch in New Amsterdam decided to remove the settlers by force.  Early Dutch records reflect efforts to remove the English settlers.  One such

Pelhamville Fire on February 4, 1878

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Pelhamville was the site of a rather hazardous factory that caught fire and burned to the ground on February 4, 1878.  The cause of the fire was attributed to “spontaneous combustion”.  The building was uninsured.  The following article appeared the next day

1877 Account of Competition for DePeyster Medal at the Glen Drake Range in Pelhamville

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I have completed my recent efforts to uncover more information about the “Glen-Drake” rifle range in Pelhamville during the 1870s. See:

Mon., April 20, 2009:  Only Known Image of the Glen-Drake Rifle Range Near Pelhamville.

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1950 Article Mentions Model Railroading Club That Used Pelham Manor Depot

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For a number of years after the New Haven Branch line stopped running passenger service at the beautiful little Pelham Manor Depot, a model railroading club sprang up to use the empty Depot.  The Club built a massive model railroading layout that even included a

Only Known Image of the Glen-Drake Rifle Range Near Pelhamville

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.I recently wrote about a nagging mystery regarding the existence of a “Glen-Drake” rifle range in Pelhamville during the 1870s. See:Wed., April 1, 2009: Evidence of a “Glen-Drake” Rifle Range in Pelhamville During the 1870s.Stubbornly, I have continued my efforts to