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  1. Real Estate Boom Began the Roaring Twenties in the Town of PelhamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    As early as mid-April, 1920, the "Roaring Twenties" were well underway in the growing Town of Pelham. Indeed, the local economy was humming.

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  2. How Extensive Did Thomas Pell Believe His Land Acquisition from Local Wiechquaeskecks To Be?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    For nearly 150 years, Pelham lore held that Thomas Pell's land purchase from local Natives on June 27, 1654 involved 9,166 acres. During the late 1980s, Pelham Town Historian Susan Swanson reviewed primary sources and demonstrated that Pelham lore was flatly wrong.

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  3. Statue Based on Portrait from Life of Soldier Who Was With the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    The Battle of Pelham fought during the Revolutionary War on October 18, 1776 began early that day as British and German troops landed from barges and ships in Eastchester Bay and came ashore along the western edge of Pelham Neck. Soon the troops began marching along portions of today's City Island Road and onto today's Shore Road.

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  4. The Whereabouts of the Pelham Coach: Colonel Delancey Kane's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    In 1876 a horse-drawn road coach known as "The Pelham Coach" began running between New York City's Hotel Brunswick and the "Pelham Manor" of yore. This road coach was not a simple hired coach that ferried passengers from New York City.

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  5. Pelham Wanted to Be a Hollywood-Like Film Center Before There Was a HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    The Town of Pelham might be a very different place today had that small child not stepped out of a car into the path of a speeding roadster at the viaduct over 155th Street in New York City late that Friday evening, August 21, 1914. Indeed, the little Town of Pelham, but for that small child, might have become a national center for the infant movie industry before Hollywood had a meaningful film industry.

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  6. An Infamous Brutal Assault and Murder of a Pelham Manor Schoolgirl in 1884Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    During the late 1870s and early 1880s, vagrants were hopping onto trains leaving New York City and hopping off in Pelham to beg, house-to-house, from local residents. Petty crimes involving such vagrants were a constant problem.

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  7. Pelham Manor Cracked Down on Proliferation of Miniature Golf and Golf ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    During the late 1920s and early 1930s, the nation's interest in golf was at a fever pitch. Pelham was no exception.

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  8. More on the Strange Disappearance -- and Stranger Reappearance -- of Mary Grote of Pelham in 1884Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    One of the strangest missing person cases ever to arise in the Town of Pelham occurred in 1884 involving a young woman servant who worked in a home at Bartow, a tiny settlement that once stood along today's Shore Road in the Town of Pelham. Indeed, w ith uncharacteristic understatement, The Daily Brooklyn Eagle of October 11, 1884 reported on the matter, saying: "The hamlet of Bartow, on the Sound, near New Rochelle, is excited over the mysterious disappearance of Mary Grote, a young woman employed as a domestic in the family of Mr. May, a well to do farmer, living in that neighborhood.

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  9. Crash of Col. Delancey Kane's 'Pelham Coach' During its First Season in 1876Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    In 1876 a horse-drawn road coach known as "The Pelham Coach" began running between New York City's Hotel Brunswick and the "Pelham Manor" of yore. This road coach was not a simple hired coach that ferried passengers from New York City.

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  10. Installation of Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church's First Permanent Pastor in 1877Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    Rev. Dr. Henry Randall Waite was the first permanent pastor of Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church. Huguenot Memorial was founded as the nation's only "Centennial Church" and, thus, opened its doors for its first service on the Sunday after the nation celebrated its July 4, 1876 Centennial.

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  11. More on British and Hessian Casualties During the Battle of PelhamRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    For more than a century, controversy has raged over the number of casualties that occurred during the Battle of Pelham on October 18, 1776. Indeed, I have written about this issue a couple of times.

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  12. British Propaganda Downplayed the Battle of Pelham to British Readers in 1776Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    Clearly, early during the Revolutionary War Great Britain held its American colonies in utter disdain. There are countless references in the British press of the day belittling the Americans and their cause.

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  13. Early Essay on the History of Pelham Manor Published in 1901Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    As one might surmise from the 2,206 Historic Pelham articles published online so far, Pelham Manor -- indeed, the entire Town of Pelham -- is a very historic place. Histories of the Town have been written and published since at least 1848.

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  14. More on Extension of the Pelham Manor Trolley Line in 1910Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    Trolleys once were a principal means of transportation throughout our region. By 1899, one could travel between the Battery in lower Manhattan and any of New Rochelle, Pelham, Mount Vernon or Yonkers for a single fare of eight cents.

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  15. New Clubhouse for the Iroquois Tribe No. 476 of the Improved Order of Redmen in North Peham in 1929Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    On Thursday, November 4, 1909, three hundred members of the various Lodges of the Improved Order of Red Men from Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Port Chester, and Mamaroneck gathered in Firemen's Hall in the local firehouse on Fifth Avenue in the Village of North Pelham for a solemn, yet grand occasion. That evening, the Lodge from Port Chester formally installed a new Lodge in the Village of North Pelham: Iroquois Tribe No.

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  16. Toonerville Trolley Accidents in Pelham ManorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    To this day Pelhamites chuckle fondly when they reminisce about the tiny little Pelham Manor Trolley that met all the trains and that inspired cartoonist Fontaine Fox to create the "Toonerville Trolley" that also met all the trains as part of the long-running comic "Toonerville Folks." Though the Pelham Manor trolley made its final run in 1937, more than eighty years later most residents of Pelham know of the trolley and the role it played in inspiring Fontaine Fox.

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  17. More on the 1916 Trolley Strike That Brought Violence to PelhamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    All was ready. Screens had been installed around the motorman's vestibule in the trolley car to protect the operator from stones and broken glass.

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  18. Is This a Rare Photograph of the Famed Pelham Coach?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    Currently a cabinet photo is being auctioned that is described as "Ca 1890 Cabinet Photo The Pelham Coach passing Park Plaza New York City NY". The reverse of the image has "The Pelham Coach" handwritten in ink.

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  19. Fascinating Real Estate Puff Piece on Pelham with Interesting Historical Facts Published in 1906Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    Today's Historic Pelham article transcribes a fascinating real estate "puff piece" published in 1906 touting the Town of Pelham. The article is significant because it purports to tell a number of stories about the earliest days of the Pelhamville settlement in the early 1850s that do not seem to be available elsewhere and, in fact, are new to this author.

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  20. Famed Pelham Athlete Bob Cremins Made the Boston Red Sox Team in 1927Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Historic Pelham

    He knew he was ready. He looked sharp that evening during the twilight baseball game at City Park in New Rochelle.

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