Robert L. Gerry is preparing to erect a horse barn on what is known as the Amos Farm in southern Bovina. The structure will be large enough to hold 30 racing horses. A stone road will also be built to it. It is also rumored that a racing track may be built.
THE WAY WE WERE – October 2022
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
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
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
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.]