Archive for July, 2009

1878 New York State Law Limits Powers of Pelham Town Officials to Borrow Money

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For many years during the 1870s and 1880s, rival factions on City Island and the mainland battled over whether to improve roadways in the Town of Pelham and how to pay for such improvements.  City Islanders typically opposed road improvements on the mainland

Pelham-Related Trolley Franchises Granted in 1897

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The following article describes Pelham-related trolly franchises addressed in 1897.  It is transcribed in full, followed by a citation to its source.

“PELHAM PARK FRANCHISES
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They Are Granted by the Board of Aldermen After a Sharp Discussion.
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Plans for Shooting Matches at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range in Early 1876

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Yesterday I wrote about the “Glen-Drake” Rifle Range located in Pelhamville during the 1870s.  See:  Tue., July 28, 2009:  Account of Christmas Shooting Matches in 1875 at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range in Pelhamville.  I have previously written about the rifle

Account of Christmas Shooting Matches in 1875 at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range in Pelhamville

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I have written previously about the “Glen-Drake” Rifle Range located in Pelhamville during the 1870s.  See:

Wed., April 1, 2009:  Evidence of a “Glen-Drake” Rifle Range in Pelhamville During the 1870s.

» Read more: Account of Christmas Shooting Matches in 1875 at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range in Pelhamville

Fascinating 1728 Map of Northeast Coast Showing Pelham Area

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An English sea chart published in London in 1728 provides a fascinating glimpse of the area that includes today’s Pelham.  Immediately below is a detail from the map, followed by an overall image of the same map with an arrow indicating the area from which the