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Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA - Port Jervis and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA
Port Jervis and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA - The Erie Limited Speeding Through The Mountains Near Port Jervis, N.Y.
Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA
The Erie Limited Speeding Through The Mountains Near Port Jervis, N.Y.
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Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA - Opera House, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA
Opera House, Port Jervis, N.Y.
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Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA - Delaware River Bridge, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA
Delaware River Bridge, Port Jervis, N.Y.
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Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA - St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA
St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.
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Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA
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Where is Port Jervis, Orange, New York, USA?  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. Wikipedia

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News 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 through a bedroom, fortunately unoccupied, landing in the kitchen below.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 28, 1868

News 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...

September 10. Explosion of locomotive No. 239, Erie Railway, near Port Jervis, New York. Portions of boiler thrown 1500 feet. Locomotive a total wreck. Four men killed - their bodies were thrown several hundred feet...
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 6, 1869

News 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

News 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

News 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 quantity is sufficient to make good sleighing, and every owner of a pair of runners and a piece of horse flesh is improving the file sleighing.

...Evergreens are in good demand for decoration purp... Read MORE...

News 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

News 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, covered by $20,000 insurance.
Twenty-two horses were in the barn under the hayloft, and seventeen perished. Forty wagons were destroyed. COLLIER'S undertaking shop was burned, and next the flames destro... 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. Port Jervis, a city of 10,000, was put under a state of emergency by Mayor JAMES E. COLE as more than 7 inches of rain in 24 hours swelled the Delaware River...

...Stewart AFB and West Point each sent... Read MORE...



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