THE WAY WE WERE – April 2017

Culled by Judy Garrison

From April 1917 issues of The Andes Recorder

100 Years Ago

Week In and About ANDES

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Events of a Week as Chronicled by the Man on the Street

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With commentary by Jim Andrews

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John H. Liddle has sold his house on high street to his brother, A. B. Liddle, taking a horse in part payment.

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Miss Marguerite Fowler, who will graduate from Oneonta Normal in June, has secured a position for next year at Tuxedo, N. Y. [Jim Andrews: Marguerite was a well-known Andes resident who started her teaching career in the one-room State Road Schoolhouse. Ironically, she began her education in that very building when she started 1st grade (a year early, because her older brother also attended that school and Marguerite threw such a fit about not being able to go that her parents let her attend even though she was not technically old enough for 1st grade, That would never happen now!!) The Fowlers owned the current Joe Eisele property located on the flat below the school. Marguerite continued teaching at Tuxedo and later in Nutley, New Jersey until 1948 when she retired and came back to Andes to take care of her aging mother. She died in 1994 at the age of 103.]

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Charles T. Telford has purchased the Central house in Delhi village for $3,000 with immediate possession. It is expected that he will convert the large barn into a garage, and use a portion of the house for living rooms. Many years ago there stood on the same site a small hotel, called the “Red Lion,” which at the time had quite an unsavory reputation.

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Tuesday evening 40 Italians and Russians arrived to work on the stone road on the Gerry estate in southern Bovina. A large traction engine, stone crusher and other machinery has been brought to job by way of Delhi.

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Monday morning Marvin Miner, on the Tremperskill, missed a robe and mackinaw from his wagon house and later a man named John Battle, an eccentric character who occasionally comes to Andes, was arrested with the articles in his possession, Mr. Miner secured his property and Justice Gladstone allowed Battle to go free if he would leave town. [JA: Marvin Miner owned the Carol Tuttle farm just before the Pleasant Valley Meeting house. At one time he ran a store on the premises. There was also a small covered bridge, the abutments of which can still be seen running parallel to the current bridge that crosses the Tremperskill just below the house. This bridge was the subject of one of Ward Hermann’s sketches.]~