Andes History

100 YEARS AGO — January 2024

100 YEARS AGO -- January 2024

Mrs. Andrew C. Fenton, of Margaretville, sworn in at Albany last week is the first woman lawyer in Delaware county. [Ed.: I think she is a forbear, maybe grandmother, of Andrea Fenton Campbell, most recently of Delhi, who with husband Bill relocated to Saratoga Springs a few years ago. One wishes the editor had given us this esteemed woman’s first name!]

THE WAY WE WERE – June 2023

THE WAY WE WERE - June 2023

When early in 1906, the State Department of Education ordered Andes to provide a new high school building the thoughts of the local school board naturally turned to the Collegiate Institute building and communication was opened with Mr. Hilton.

THE WAY WE WERE – October 2022

THE WAY WE WERE - October 2022

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.

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.)