This issue of the Quarterly is a celebration of the solstice and the holiday season, stressing the attraction of people and communities. But first, a gift that will be of use for years into the future—Lee Hudson brings us up-to-date on the digitization of the Gilboa Monitor with specific hints on accessing its information on line.
Daisy De Silva recalls her Growing up in South Gilboa and we have a glimpse of Margaret Tompkins’ collection of models of horse-drawn farm equipment. There is an update on the Honor Roll for Gilboa from LaVerne Hubbard; an illustrated device for keeping roads passable in the snows of this area; and a bird’s eye view of the village of Gilboa at the time of the construction of the dam.
At that time and for the next decades, Gilboa was very tight with the neighboring hamlet of Grand Gorge. Roxbury’s Town Historian, Anthony Liberatore, and his wife Lynette explore the nature of this attraction in a tour of Grand Gorge in the first half of the 20th century. And in the same vein, Tim Sauveur shows the Board of Water Supply headquarter buildings in Grand Gorge.