This issue continues our coverage of the
original construction of the northernmost reservoir serving the city of
New York. In this issue, we focus on the Shandaken Tunnel with photos
from the DEP annual reports of 1920-1923. We also have the story of how
Art VanAken joined the Red Ball Express (the transportation unit
assigned the task of keeping George Patton’s tanks supplied with
gasoline after D-Day); Beatrice Mattice’s interview with Paul Stryker on
the early history of West Conesville; the Carlisle experience of having
co-historians for the town; and an overview of two memorial rocks tied
to the history of Maham Pond. Thison-line PDF has
been bookmarked, so you can click on the title of a story and go
directly to it. To return to the table of contents on page 1, click on
the red radio button on the top of each page.
Download Quarterly in PDF format
This link is to a number of free searchable.pdf volumes of interest to the Gilboa-Conesville area, including The Bureau of Water Supply’sAnnual Reports from 1907 through 1927; Warner’sMilitary Records of Schoharie County Veterans of Four Wars, Simm’sHistory of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York (1845); Roscoe’sHistory of Schoharie County, NY 1713-1882; and White’sThe Catskill Water Supply of New York City (1913).