Andes History

ANDES SOCIETY FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE NEWS: The Hunting Tavern Museum Update – December 2021

ANDES SOCIETY FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE NEWS: The Hunting Tavern Museum Update - December 2021

The board is getting ready for a Memorial Day Opening, however, during a routine examination of the Pleasant Valley Meeting House they realized that under a solid red carpet was an intact ingrain carpet.

THE WAY WE WERE – August 2021

JA: This lake on Fall Clove road had
been the site of a summer camp for youth “Camp Bryden Lake” and is now the site of Camp Nubar.

SIXTY YEARS AGO IN ANDES – July 2021

SIXTY YEARS AGO IN ANDES - July 2021

   My father soon became friends with Bob Daily, who owned the Red Gate Pony Farm (which we affectionately renamed the “RG-Puff”). Bob had worked for years with horses, including thoroughbreds at the New York City race tracks, and he was soon giving me jumping lessons at the RG-Puff.  (These were not entirely successful, but I did learn to fall off a horse without severely hurting myself.)

100 YEARS AGO – JUNE 2021

100 YEARS AGO - JUNE 2021

The burial of the late Harry Dowie was made Sabbath afternoon in the Dowie cemetery and eulogistic remarks were made by Hon. M. Linn Bruce.  [JA: Harry Dowie was the Andes native who relocated to NYC and managed a large butter distribution business.  His nephew, Alexander Shewsbury Dowie, owned the corner store which was the local butter collection center in the late 1870s and 1880s.

100 YEAR AGO — MARCH 2021

100 YEAR AGO -- MARCH 2021

Adam Biggar, a highly respected farmer residing in Biggar Hollow in southern Bovina, died early Sabbath morning, February 27, as a result of an attack of measles. [Jim Andrews: Prior to its vaccine, measles was a deadly disease, which notoriously killed children and adults alike.]

THE WAY WE WERE – November 2020

THE WAY WE WERE - November 2020

A gang was out Saturday night destroying property under the guise of Hollowe’en [sic]. The gang was not made up of boys but of men, who should know better, and perhaps would if they had not been imbibing too freely.