Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA People, Pictures and News From the Past
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Port Jervis is a city on the Delaware River in western Orange County, New York. The communities of Deerpark, Huguenot, Sparrowbush, and Greenville are adjacent to Port Jervis, and the towns of Montague, New Jersey and Matamoras, Pennsylvania face the city across the respective state borders.
1868 - The boiler of a locomotive exploded at Port Jervis, N. Y., on the 17th, instantly killing the engineer, Fred Hardenburg. The fireman was in front of the engine and escaped unharmed. Hardenburg was carried over the top of trees near by, and was found 150 feet from the engine, his body horribly mangled and wedged in between two stumps. The dome of the engine went through the roof of a house 200 feet distant, passing thr...Read MORE...
1869 - The employes of the Erie Railroad work shops in Buffalo and Port Jervis were on a strike on the 18th.
St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan October 23, 1869 Added: 5/22/2014 6:39:05 PM - 1 Updated: 6/21/2014 9:38:41 AM - 1
1869 - Locomotive Explosions July 18. Explosion of locomotive No. 294, on the Erie Railway, at Port Jervis, New York. The engine house was partly blown down, the dome of the engine weighing several hundred pounds was thrown 200 feet into the air, landing in front of a hotel. No person injured...
1875 - Neversink House Fire The Neversink House, a Summer hotel at Port Jervis Depot, N. Y., owned by F. Mertz caught fire from the explosion of a lamp last evening, and was totally destroyed. The loss is about $10,000; insured for $4,000. The New York Times New York, New York September 27, 1875 Added: 3/9/2014 11:26:18 AM - 1 Updated: 6/21/2014 9:39:20 AM - 1
1876 - Christmas THE POST OFFICE ON CHRISTMAS. The postoffice will be opened on Christmas day from 9 to 10 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.
...Many of our villagers were busily engaged in removing the snow and ice from their sidewalks this morning.
...The snow fell all Friday afternoon and until late in the evening. The...Read MORE...
1885 - A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug. So he stuck a little stake in the middle of his cucumber hills on which he has attached a small white rag. He says that the little bugs which were destroying his cucumber plants are scared by the flopping of the rags and vacate the premises. - N. Y. Tribune. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan August 15, 1885 Added: 5/22/2014 6:39:56 PM - 1 Updated: 6/21/2014 9:42:08 AM - 1
1902 - FIRE AT PORT JERVIS, N.Y. DELAWARE HOUSE BURNED AND SEVENTEEN HORSES PERISH - LOSS ESTIMATED AT $75,000, WITH $20,000 INSURANCE. Port Jervis, N.Y., Aug. 30. - A fire started from spontaneous combustion in the hayloft of Liveryman W. J. COLLIER, on Railroad Avenue, about 3 o'clock this morning, and before the flames were subdued they had reduced three-quarters of a block to ashes and entailed an estimated loss of $75,000, cove...Read MORE...
1906 Port Jervis, a post-village and summer-resort of Orange co., N.Y., on the Delaware River, J mile above the mouth of the Neversink River, 88 miles NW. of New York, on the Erie and the Port Jervis, Monticello and New York Rs. It is surrounded by attractive scenery. It contains extensive railroad works...Read MORE...
1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES. ...While Pennsylvania was hardest hit by what was left by Hurricane DIANE, there were floods throughout a wide area of the northeast United States.
Southeastern New York state, bordering on Pennsylvania, was inundated and children from a number of summer camps were evacuated to higher ground. Por...Read MORE...
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