Articles and booklets of interest :
Walden New York, Hub of the Beautiful Wallkill Valley--PDF reprint of a 1921 Walden
Walden and Surrounding Areas--PDF--an excerpt from The History of Orange County
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Images from our Past! Updated 11-11-15
A recollection of skating on the Wallkill River about 1933-34. ~Larry Yeaple, Jan 24, 2012
I remember ice skating on a pond-like inlet of the Wallkill River behind the knife factory buildings, but further down as you head away from Walden. Think it was near the hat factory, Pellissier, Jonas & Rivet.
He and friends from Capron Street (most probably Dave Lustig and Bob Ostrander) used to walk from Elberton Avenue down a steep hill, now part of Bradley park, to get to this special spot at the river’s edge. They would skate at “Crow’s Island,” their creative name for the spot. Lots of fun because it wasn’t too deep and the younger kids couldn’t get into much trouble if they fell through. Larry Yeaple was about 9 or 10 at the time and remembers falling flat and through the ice, where upon he was “reminded” that he had just ruined the skating for everyone!
Thank you to Sue Fox Bardin for donating the following
Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Roosa, former Waldenites, who recently donated this
Historical Souvenir Programme, Walden Fire Department,
Post Cards of Walden--from David C. Lustig, Jr. ~ Thanks Dave!
99 Years ago and counting!
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