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"Port Jer'vis, a post-town in Deer Park township, Orange co., N.Y., on the Delaware River, 3 mile above the mouth of the Neversink River, 88 miles N.W. of New York, and 21 miles W.S.W. of Middletown. It is on the Erie Railroad, at the junction of its Monticello Branch, and on the Delaware & Hudson Canal, and is surrounded by attractive scenery. It contains 7 churches, a union school, 2 national banks, a savings-bank, extensive workshops and round-houses of the railroad, an iron-foundry, and several factories. One daily, one tri-weekly, and 2 weekly news papers are published here. Pop. in 1890, 9327."

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

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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...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Port Jervis, New York, USA
    Port Jervis and Vicinity
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • 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...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...Read MORE...


  • Port Jervis, New York, USA
    The Erie Limited Speeding Through The Mountains Near Port Jervis, N.Y.
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    Opera House, Port Jervis, N.Y.
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    Delaware River Bridge, Port Jervis, N.Y.
  • 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...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. ...Read MORE...


  • Port Jervis, New York, USA
    St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.
  • 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...Read MORE...




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Port Jervis and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

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The Erie Limited Speeding Through The Mountains Near Port Jervis, N.Y.


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Opera House, Port Jervis, N.Y.

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Delaware River Bridge, Port Jervis, N.Y.

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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... Read MORE...

  • 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  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... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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. ... 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... Read MORE...

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