The early days of Sullivan County and Ulster County and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 25 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Accord, Bethel, Bloomingsburg, Burlingham, Caseville, Chichester, Clintondale, Cochecton, Dashville, Eddysville, Ellenville, Elmores Corners, Fallsburg, Forestburg, High Falls, Hurley, Kerhonkson, Kingston (formerly Esopus), Lake Minnewaska, Latintown, Liberty, Lumberland, Malden-on-Hudson, Mamakating, Marbletown, Marlborough, Milton, Modena, Monticello, Napanoch, Narrowsburg, Neversink, New Paltz, New Paltz Landing, Philipsport, Phoenicia, Plattekill, Pleasantville, Rockland, Rondout, Rosendale, Saugerties, Shawangunk, Springtown, Stony Ridge, The City, Thompson, Thompsonville, West Hurley, West Park, Woodstock, and Wurtsborough. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Burning of Kingston in the Revolutionary War; Execution of Royalists for Treason; Mammoth Skeltons, accounts from ancient newspapers, including a tale of escape from Indian captors; Father Devine (alias Joe Baker) who claimed he wasn't "born," he was "combusted"; Early Dutch settlers and government; Six Surviving 18th Century Houses in New Paltz; Where some town names came from; Col. DuBois, who freed his slaves in 1825 to save money; and Frederick William Goudy, type designer and printer. The booklet has no index, but names mentioned include: Samuel F. and J. P. Jones, Judge Platt Pelton, E. W. Edmonds, J. H. Rutzer, Martin Crygier, Mrs. Hammersly, James W. Baldwin, Henry Barclay, John Kettle, the Hasbrouck family, the DeBois family, Pierre Deyo, Gov. Andros, Louis Bevier, Capt. Josiah Elting, Hugh Frere, William Cornell, Van Deusen, Andrew Oliver, Tom Quick, George Bellows, "Gomez the Jew," Wolfert Acker, John F. Carlson, Eugene Speicher, Judson Smith, the Petershams, Norman Boggs, John La Gatta, Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, John Bigelow, Dubois Kiersteds, Col. Wessel Ten Broeck, John Vanderlyn, John Jay, the Hoffman family, Tobias Van Steenbergh, Jack Burroughs, Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, and the sir names Andrieson and Osterhout. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Western Entrance into Monticello; a View of Kingston and the Building in which the Constitution of New York was formed. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company.