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The Walden Trolley

Originally posted on The Jacob T. Walden House:
Freight Trolley, Main Street, Walden, NYPhoto courtesy Marcus Millspaugh, Trustee, Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley We receive questions and comments–here are a few of the most recent… Hello, my name is Ray Kelly and I am a member of the Ontario & Western Railway…

Civil War: Col. Thomas W. Bradley–excerpt from OLD WALDEN

Col. Tomas W. Bradley—excerpts from C.E. “String” Cooper’s Old Walden  From those dark and dismal days when our forefathers were trying to weld together a nation of disconnected states, we now turn to another epic of our nation’s history when these selfsame states were in mortal combat to tear apart all the work done in […]

Do You Know Me?

In the Fall of 2012 we added a new feature to our website… wonderful old photos from the area that are sadly of unidentified people!  We’ve been adding photos to our website in the hope that someone will be able to identify a few faces. This one, undated, may have been of the Eastern Stars, […]

Railroad Depots

The trend in e-mail to the Society seems to be transportation!  Here is one we received earlier this year… Hello HSWWV: I am researching the history of railroad stations in CT and one persistent but undocumented  legend says that a depot from either Berea or St. Elmo was dismantled and moved to Salisbury, CT, probably […]

The Walden Trolley

We receive questions and comments–here are a few of the most recent… Hello, my name is Ray Kelly and I am a member of the Ontario & Western Railway Society in Middletown. I am trying to put together a Power Point Presentation on the trolley that ran between Walden and Newburgh.  If you have any […]

Welcome to our History Board!

That’s BOARD–not BORED! Our Society is open to the public and is a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving local history.  We are chartered by the State of New York.  We invite you to post your local history comments and questions on our new blog so that we can all share the information with a wider […]