INDEX to PHOTOS
In an effort to preserve the stories of these villages and their residents, I have submitted a few photos of the area and invite others to do likewise. The photos below are of old Shavertown, Union Grove, and Arena, from postcards and old black and white photos. If anyone can identify any of the folks in the photos, please contact Joyce Riedinger so she can add names into this index.
Courtesy of Helen Bramley Laing and Ann Laing, September 19, 2005 and October 24, 2018
Pic0024 - Dickson Cottage
Pic0042 - Congregation at the Arena Methodist Church, dated 1911
Pic0025 - Closer look of Congregation
Pic0026 - Church- house end of road
Pic0027 - Residence B. A. Miner, Arena, NY
Pic0028 - Iron Bridge, Arena, NY
Pic0029 - Church St. from Main St., Arena, NY
Pic0030 - Mill Brook Bridge, Arena, NY
Pic0031 - Duuplicate of Miner residence
Pic0032 - Residence of L. A. Bussy, Arena, NY
Pic0033 - Birds-eye View of Arena, New York. Catskill Mts.
Pic0034 - Lower Main St., Arena, New York
Pic0035 - Catskill Mts. The Post Office Maple Ave., Arena, New York
Pic0036 - Residence of James Murdock, Arena, N. Y.
Pic0037 - Lake Side Farm, Perch Lake, Arena, N. Y.
Pic0038 - Maple Ave. looking South, Arena, N. Y.
Pic0039 - Lower Main Street, Arena, N. Y.
Pic0040 - no description
Pic0041 - The New Bridge and Delaware River at Arena, New York
Pic0042 - The Church and Maple Ave., Arena, N. Y.
Pic0043 - A.C. Church, Arena, N. Y.
Pic0044 - M. E. Church, Arena, N. Y.
Pic0001 - Perch Lake, Catskill Mts., Arena, NY - from postcard mailed June 1908, from Emma Cookingham, Arena, NY, to Mrs. A.M. Franks, Union Grove, NY
Note received Dec 2016 from Alice Clarke Benson: "I am related to her husband, Karner Cookingham, a Civil War veteran and Arena farmer, and am doing genealogical research on him. --Sincerely,
Alice Clarke Benson 914-466-2108"
Pic0002 - Church St. from Main St., Arena, NY, from postcard dated Aug 1924
Pic0023 - Photo, identified as Arena Bridge, Anthony Brower driving wagon, no date
Shavertown Cemetery - View 1
Shavertown Cemetery - View 2
Shavertown Cemetery - View 3
Shavertown Cemetery - View 4
Pic0057 - Five people along the River
Pic0058 - Birds Eye View Shavertown, N.Y.
Pic0059 - Main Street, Shavertown, N. Y.
Pic0060 - Seat of Learning, Shavertown, N. Y.
Pic0062 - Looking up the River, Shavertown, N. Y.
Pic0064 - Conklin Cottage, Shavertown, N. Y.
Pic0065 - Bridge
Pic0066 - Shavertown N.Y. from Neish Hill
Pic0067 - The Delaware & Eastern at Shavertown
Pic0068 - Store at Shavertown
Pic0069 - W. H. Elwood, Blacksmithing
Pic0079 - Closeup of Blacksmithing photo
Pic0070 - Unidentified House
Pic0071 - Shavertown N.Y. from Holbert Hill
Pic0073 - Shavertown N.Y. Post Office
Pic0074 - Horse and Buggy
Pic0075 - Church
Pic0076 - Armstrong's Store, Shavertown, N.Y.
Pic0077 - Women with Laundry spread out on lawn
Pic0078 - Bridge
Pic0080 - Post Office
Pic0081 - Unidentified House
Pic0083 - View of Shavertown from Tremperskill Road
Pic0084 - Church, Shavertown, N.Y.
Pic0085 - Church
Pic0003 - Andrew 'Angel' VanDusen Home above Shavertown, NY
Pic0004 - Cox's Mill, Shavertown, NY, postcard
Pic0005 - Seat of Learning, Shavertown, NY, postcard mailed 1913
Pic0006 - 'Stone Gang', 1927; J. Ray Bramley standing, second from right; WORKING on a road somewhere around Shavertown , NY
Pic0007 - J. Ray Bramley's Texaco gas station, in background home of Dora and James Bramley, his parents, Shavertown, NY
Pic0008 - Veteran's Honor Roll, Shavertown, NY: ANDRE, Domingos; ARMSTRONG, James; ATKIN, Ordway E.; BARNES, Howard; BRAMLEY, James R.; BUTLER, Alvern; CONKLIN, John; DORSETT, Thomas; ESTUS, Jay; FINKLE, Isaac W.; FLETCHER, George; FLETCHER, Mary E.; FRANCISCO, Harry; DAVIS, Bernard; ELWOOD, Donald; GOODCHILD, David E.; GOODCHILD, John E.; LODOVICE, Guido; MAULIK, Floyd; PLATANIA, George; PLATANIA, Salvator; REYNOLDS, Floyd L.; SPRAGUE, Louis C.; SPRAGUE, Raymond; TERRY, Lloyd; TIDD, Louie; VANSTEENBURG, Edwin; VANSTEENBURG, H. Bruce; TITCH, Paul. Monument located somewhere in the Village of Shavertown, NY.
Pic0046 - Mill at Bridge and Main UNION GROVE, N.Y.
Pic0047 - First Train on the D and E Oct 28 1903
Pic0048 - Union Grove, N.Y.
Pic0049 - Barkaboom Creek, Union Grove
Pic0053 - R. R. Bridge, Union Grove, N.Y.
Pic0052 - Working on the D & E Grade above Union Grove
Pic0054 - no descriiption
Pic0055 - Very old house
Pic0056 - House with two people on the porch
Pic0009 - Main Street, Union Grove, NY, postcard mailed Dec 1918.
Pic0010 - Union Grove, NY, postcard, no dates
Pic0011 - Union Grove Methodist Church, postcard, no dates
Pic0012 - Union Grove Mills, 1883. Photo, no date
Pic0013 - Union Grove House, ? boarding house? On postcard back written, VanKuren House
Pic0014 - Postcard, no date, written on back, Jack Keator Boarding House, Union Grove, NY
Pic0015 - Postcard, Tompkins Store, Union Grove, NY, no dates
Pic0016 - School at Union Grove, NY, Sept. 1917; postcard, written on back, Sam Gray, Teacher; Elsie and Ethel Brower are the twin girls with plaid coats and large white bows in their hair; their brother, Anthony E. Brower is the boy standing under the window with the suit and knickers on.
Pic0017 - Photo, Union Grove Sunday School; second girl on right, front row-Florence Sheldon, no date, no one else identified. This would be in front of the Methodist Church
Pic0018 - Photo on a postcard, written on back - 'Taken by Mr. Vanvalkenburg, Andes, NY on May 28, 1910'; only identified one is Florence Sheldon, first girl, with large hat, on the right standing by building
Pic0019 - Photo, Union Grove, Town of Andes; second and third girls, standing, Ethel and Elsie Brower; no dates
Pic0020 - Photo, Union Grove Sunday School, no date; Ethel Brower first girl on left, sitting on stone wall of steps
Pic0021 - Photo, written on back, Union Grove School, June 1, 1908; Florence Sheldon, second row, second on left.
Pic0022 - Copy of old photo, identified as teacher, standing, Florence J. Norris Seath, Florence Sheldon Shaver, second from left, back row; taken Sept. 1911