Archive for November, 2009

Philadelphia Lawyer Questioned Title of All Pelham Property Owners in 1877

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I recently ran across an odd item that I previously knew nothing about.  It involved a reported effort by a lawyer in Philadelphia to raise questions about the validity of titles of property owners throughout Pelham in an effort to extract settlement funds from

Telegraph Wires Connected Pelham to the Outside World in 1882

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A very brief reference contained in the May 6, 1882 issue of The Pioneer published in New Rochelle, New York, reflects the date that City Island in Pelham was first connected to the communications grid of telegraph wires that were beginning to cross the

The First “Pelham Country Club” Established in 1898 Built a Nine-Hole Golf Course in Pelham in 1898

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There once was another “Pelham Country Club” that pre-dated the club now known by that name.  The first Pelham Country Club was organized during a meeting held on May 12, 1898.  It quickly developed a small nine-hole golf course on land it leased in Pelham.

Even More Early References to Baseball Played in Pelham

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I continue to locate even more references to early baseball played in Pelham.  Today’s posting collects a couple of references published in 1886.  One contained in the Society column of The Evening Telegram [New York City] erroneously refers to the Country Club

Yet Another Reference to Early Baseball in Pelham

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For the last several days I have been posting references to early instances of baseball being played in Pelham.  Today I transcribe an article that appeared in the August 23, 1884 issue of the New Rochelle Pioneer.  The article details news about Pelham and