Historic Pelham

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Fifth Anniversary of the Unveiling of the Historic Pelham Blog

Today is the fifth anniversary of the unveiling of the Historic Pelham Blog. Publication of the Blog began on February 8, 2005. Virtually every Monday through Friday since that date, a brief "article" about Pelham history has been posted to this Blog. A mirrored archive containing copies of each and every such Blog posting is also available on the Historic Pelham Web site located at www.historicpelham.com.

Since February 8, 2005, nearly 1,200 articles on the history of The Town of Pelham were researched, prepared and posted to the Historic Pelham Blog. The Blog serves as an important set of "research notes" that document ongoing efforts to document local history.  A single index of all the items posted to date may be accessed by clicking here

The 26 items posted so far this year exemplify the wide range of topics addressed on the Historic Pelham Blog. What follows is a list of the 26 most recent items posted to the Blog:

February 2010
Fri., February 5, 2010:  Information About the Pelham Manor Water Works Published in 1892

Thu., February 4, 2010:  Successful Appeal of Order Dividing the Union Free School District No. 1, Town of Pelham, Into Two School Districts in 1916

Wed., February 3, 2010:  Early Information Published in 1885 About the Organization of the "City Island Railroad", a Horse Railroad from Bartow Station to City Island

Tue., February 2, 2010:  Information About the Pelham Park Railroad at its Outset

Mon., February 1, 2010:  Obituary of Richard B. Ferris of Pelhamwood
January 2010
Fri., January 29, 2010:  News of Pelham, City Island and Pelhamville Reported on September 5, 1884

Thu., January 28, 2010:  News About Pelham Manor and Pelhamville in 1895 - Lighting Districts, Gas for the Village, Baseball and More

Wed., January 27, 2010:  Photographs of Exterior and Interior of 146 Third Avenue in Pelham During the 1890s or Early 1900s

Tue., January 26, 2010:  1887 Election of the Board of Directors of The City Island and Pelham Park Horse Railroad Company

Mon., January 25, 2010:  Another Account of the 1879 Home Invasion Robbery of the Old Stone House in Pelhamville

Fri., January 22, 2010:  1884 Account of Early Origins of Horse Railroad Between Bartow Station and City Island

Thu., January 21, 2010:  Another Brief Account of the January 1, 1883 Annual Meeting of the Pelham Manor Protective Club

Wed., January 20, 2010:  Pelhamville Bicentennial Celebration in 1894

Tue., January 19, 2010:  Pelham to New York City in 1888:  "You Should Pay Taxes!" 

Mon., January 18, 2010:  Photograph of Town Hall on Fifth Avenue Published in 1913

Fri., January 15, 2010:  Photograph of Augustine C. McGuire, President of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the First District Fire Department in 1913

Thu., January 14, 2010:  1913 Report of the Firemen's Benevolent Association

Wed., January 13, 2010:  Celebration to Lay the Cornerstone of the New Pelham Memorial High School Building on October 18, 1919

Tue., January 12, 2010:  Architectural Rendering of the Fifth Avenue Station of the New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad in North Pelham Published in 1913

Mon., January 11, 2010:  The First Pelham Country Club's Plans for a July 4, 1898 Opening of its New Nine-Hole Golf Course Accessible by a New Trolley Line

Fri., January 8, 2010:  Pelham Manor Police Officer Catches a Burglar Red-Handed on Monterey Avenue in 1910

Thu., January 7, 2010:  Pelham Manor Police Establish Speed Traps on Shore Road in 1910 to Catch Those Traveling Faster than Fifteen Miles Per Hour

Wed., January 6, 2010:  1909 Public Notice Regarding the Pelham Manor Trolley Line that Inspired the Toonerville Trolley of the Toonerville Folks Comic Strip

Tue., January 5, 2010:  More on the Extension of the Pelham Manor Trolley Line in 1910 -- The Toonerville Trolley Line

Mon., January 4, 2010:  1888 Local News Account Describes Altercation on the Horse Railroad Running from Bartow Station to City Island

Fri., January 1, 2010:  1886 Dynamite Explosion in Baychester Kills Four and Shakes Residents of Bartow-on-the-Sound in Pelham

Hopefully, the Blog will continue for another five years or longer.


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