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Deposit, New York, USA - Main Street

The town name was derived from the deposits of logs made by lumbermen, prior to forming rafts to float down the Delaware River usually to Philadelphia. The Town of Deposit was organized in 1880.

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Deposit Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Main Street
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Main Street
Borden's Condensery
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Borden's Condensery
Front Street
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Front Street
Retlaw House, Oquaga Lake
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Retlaw House, Oquaga Lake
Christ's Episcopal Church and Soldier's Monument
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Christ's Episcopal Church and Soldier's Monument
View of Oquage Creek
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View of Oquage Creek
The Moran House. Beauty Parlor and Kosey Korner Tea Room.
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The Moran House. Beauty Parlor and Kosey Korner Tea Room.
Crossing the Delaware
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Crossing the Delaware
Deposit Milling Company's Dam
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Deposit Milling Company's Dam
Front Street
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Front Street
Hanson's Hotel of Hospitality
Oquaga Lake
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Hanson's Hotel of Hospitality
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High School
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High School

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1854 - Deposit
Deposit, a thriving post-village of Delaware county, New York, on the Coquago river, where it is crossed by the New York and Erie railroad, 177 miles from New York city. There are extensive tanneries in the vicinity. Population, about 1400. It contains several churches and good hotels, and freight houses of the railroad company.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Deposit
Deposit, a post-village of Broome and Delaware cos., N.Y., is on the West Branch of the Delaware River, and on the Erie Railroad, 38 miles E. by S. from Binghamton, and 177 miles N.W. of New York. It contains 6 churches, a national bank, 2 newspaper offices, a graded school, granite and marble-works, iron-works, and manufactures of iron hay-sheds, hair-restorer, &c. Pop, in 1890, 1879.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1903 - FIRE DID $50,000 DAMAGE. HOTEL, OPERA HOUSE, AND OTHER STRUCTURES BURNED IN DEPOSIT, N. Y.
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Deposit, N. Y., March 14. - A disastrous fire started in the Oquaga House here at 4:20 o'clock this morning and destroyed property to the value of $50,000. The first to go was the hotel itself. Then the flames communicated to the Stone Opera House, which adjoins it, and to the buildings occupied by BECK'S cigar factory and the Central House, another big hotel.

The VAIL residence, east of the Oquaga House, was damaged and A. G. LOOMIS'S livery stables were on fire several times, MRS. JAMES THOMPSON, an invalid, who has been boarding at the hotel for years, and an aged couple were rescued by the firemen with much difficulty. CHARLES CURRIAN, the clerk, had a narrow escape. EDWARD REAGAN, a fireman on the Delaware Division of the Erie, jumped from a third-story window, but suffered no serious injury.

The Oquaga House was erected in 1850, and was well known by the traveling public.

The origin of the fire is unknown, and the loss is half covered by... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Deposit:
Catskill Mountains:

Explore the stunning Catskill Mountains, which are in close proximity to Deposit. Hiking, bird watching, and simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery are some of the activities you can indulge in.

Cannonsville Reservoir:

If you enjoy fishing, Cannonsville Reservoir is a great spot to try your luck. The reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, including trout and bass.

Oquaga Creek State Park:

Head to Oquaga Creek State Park for a day of outdoor fun. You can enjoy activities like hiking, picnicking, and even try your hand at paddle boating on the park's scenic lake.

Deposit Lumberjack Festival:

Check if the Deposit Lumberjack Festival is happening when you're in town. It's a unique and entertaining event featuring lumberjack competitions, live music, and delicious local food.

Fishing on the Delaware River:

The Delaware River, which flows near Deposit, is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're into fly... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Deposit, New York, USA

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male ancestorWilson WHITAKER (1834, Deposit, New York, USA - , Avoca, Iowa, USA)
female ancestorHarriet Ruth HOLDEN (June 1861, , New York, USA - 8 December 1945, Deposit, New York, USA)
female ancestorMagetta WAKEMAN (1 June 1876, Deposit, New York, USA - , )
male ancestorFrank William FINEOUT (22 December 1886, Chenango Forks, Broome, New York, USA - 19 June 1964, Deposit, New York, USA)
male ancestorFamiliar (Fumilliar) STANTON (13 July 1910, Long eddy, New York, USA - 24 October 1973, Deposit, New York, USA)
female ancestorGladys FINEOUT (16 June 1912, Mcclure, New York, USA - 23 February 2006, Deposit, New York, USA)
male ancestorFrank Donald STANTON (16 August 1931, Deposit, New York, USA - 8 March 1978, Deposit, New York, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Deposit, New York, USA

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male ancestorFamiliar (Fumilliar) STANTON (13 July 1910 - 24 October 1973) and female ancestorGladys FINEOUT (16 June 1912 - 23 February 2006) married 14 February 1931
male ancestorJames Viele MONAHAN (7 August 1922 - 6 August 2000) and female ancestorArlene Minnie ORTH (1 September 1924 - 1 January 1999) married 26 June 1943
male ancestorRobert H. BENNETT (Sept.17,1925 - Oct. 10, 2003) and female ancestorDoris L. STANTON (Dec.4, 1933 - April, 1977) married Aug.23,1951

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