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1876 Newspaper AdvertisementTouting Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association Real Estate

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Today’s posting to the Historic Pelham Blog presents an image, and transcribes the text, of an advertisement published in a New York City newspaper in 1876 touting real estate in the new development in lower Westchester County being constructed by the Pelham Manor

City Island Horse Railroad Temporarily Shut Down in 1892 Over Cruelty Concerns

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I have been working on a history of the “horse railroad” that once ran in the Town of Pelham from Bartow Station to the end of City Island. Today’s post adds additional research to the collection I have assembled so far. At the end of this post is a list of links

Another Newspaper Account of The Pelhamville Train Wreck of 1885

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I have written previously much about the Pelhamville Train Wreck of 1885.  For a few examples, see:

Monday, September 24, 2007: The Pelhamville Train Wreck of 1885

» Read more: Another Newspaper Account of The Pelhamville Train Wreck of 1885

After Annexation of Part of Pelham by New York City, Mount Vernon Barbers Avoided Sunday Blue Laws by Operating in the Remainder of Pelham

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When New York City annexed large portions of the Town of Pelham in the mid-1890s, it annexed City Island.  At the time of the annexation, most Town officials — including law enforcement officials — lived on City Island or in other areas annexed by New York City.