We have changed the publication’s name from the Newsletter to the Quarterly, more appropriate for a quarterly publication of 40 pages. I hope you will approve.
This issue might be termed “hot:” The first article was written by Don VanEtten, the first assistant chief of the Stamford Volunteer Fire Department who was the incident commander at the Rexmere fire. It tells a lot about how modern fire departments work, and there are also articles of fires in the 19th Century, balloon construction, and the fire that occurred when a new Gilboa was constructed above the reservoir in the late 1920s.
On the military front, we have a story of James Stewart, a Son of the Revolution buried on Leonard Mountain; an excerpt from Peter Lindemann’s new book on the Civil War death of Conesville native Charles Hunter; and the development of a Gilboa Honor Roll being developed by LaVerne Hubbard.
There are 3 stories about bringing meat to your table, and Lee Hudson has done fascinating—and surprising—documentation about FIVE movies that were filmed in the old village. Rounding the issue out, Diane Galusha tells of 2 men who built their reputations as social activists during the construction of a subsequent reservoir, the Pepacton.Download Quarterly in PDF format