Tuesday, April 30, 2019

This Day in Bovina for April 2019

These are the daily Facebook entries for April.

111 years ago today, on April 1, 1908, William Telford died.  The Andes Recorder provided the details: "William Telford, who lived on the Alex Johnson farm in upper Bovina, died suddenly Wednesday morning, April 1.  He was in the barn milking and had milked two cows when his wife noticed that he was very pale.  He sat down on his milking stool in the driveway and in a few minutes fell on his face on the floor and expired instantly.  He had been suffering with neuralgia and it is supposed that it went to the heart. Mr. Telford, who was a son of Rev. Walter Telford, was 48 years old and most of his life has been spent in Bovina.  He is survived by his wife who was Miss Ella Winter, of New Kingston.”  Ella survived her husband by 35 years, dying in 1943.

113 years ago today, on April 2, 1906, Thomas Gordon and his wife and son William went to New York city by train, “taking advantage of the Ontario & Western excursion.”  They went to visit his son, John L. Gordon, who is on the police force. More on John Gordon and his tragic end can be found on the Bovina NY History Blog at https://bovinanyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/05/stories-from-bovina-cemeteries.html

Seventy years ago today, on April 3, 1949, a small plane crashed in Bovina. A Beechcraft plane piloted by George P. Kingsley landed on Frank McPherson's flat at the lower end of Bovina Center. There was little damage to the airplane and none to the pilot, nor the dog that was traveling with him. The Catskill Mountain News reported the crash: 

126 years ago, the April 4, 1893 Stamford Mirror reported the following: "At a meeting of the village school district, Bovina Centre, it was voted to purchase, at a cost of $300, a site on the Hasting's farm, recently purchased by Wm. Hoy, upon which to erect a new district school house. A new street will be laid out. A one-story building with two departments, to be built after one of the most approved modern plans, to cost $1,500, will be erected as soon as possible." Construction took place later that year. The building still stands today and is the Bovina Public Library.

The Andes Recorder reported that 118 years ago on April 5, 1901, “Mrs. G.J. Dickson went to New York City…to buy her stock of millinery goods.”

Two-hundred years ago today, on April 6, 1819, a vote was taken in Stamford for annexing a part of the town, with a part of Delhi and Middletown, for the purpose of forming a new Town. Seventy-one voted in favor, sixty-four against. The town which was created the following February was Bovina.

139 years ago today, on April 7, 1880, Nancy Bailey Hoy died. Born in Ireland in 1795, she was the daughter of Alexander Bailey and Nancy Forsythe. She married Robert J. Hoy Sr and would have five children before she was widowed in 1865.

Ninety-four years ago today, the April 8, 1925 Stamford Mirror-Recorder reported that “George Decker commenced work on the state road as patrolman, from Chas. McPherson's to Margaretville. His assistants are John Aitken and George Shaver.”

Fifty-four years ago today, as later reported in the Delaware Republican Express, "The Space Age Jets held a 4-H meeting at the Bovina Center Community Hall on April 9, 1965. At the meeting, under new business, each person is going to sell light bulbs. Each bag costs $100. J. Howard, our 4-H leader, showed us how to make a net to catch insects for our club project. After the meeting Andy Hewitt served refreshments.

123 years ago today, the Bovina correspondent for the Andes Recorder in its April 10, 1896, reported that "They are just whooping it up at Lake Delaware.  Nearly all the students who attended school there have the whooping cough."

137 years ago today, the April 11, 1882 issue of the Stamford Mirror reported in its Bovina column that "It is expected that a telegraph line to Brushland will be built within three weeks."

100 years ago today, on April 12, 1919, Helen Anderson Hastings died in Saranac Lake. The Delaware Republican reported that she had been in the Adirondacks eight or nine years "battling…to overcome the inroads of consumption."  She was the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Anderson and was 49 years old at her death. She, her husband Elmer and her daughters Lulu Jean and Pauline moved together from Bovina to Saranac for her health. The paper reported that "the change evidently prolonged her life, but the end came all too soon for those who loved her, and the number was legion."  She was buried in Bovina. Her husband survived her by over 20 years, dying in 1945.

102 years ago today, the April 13, 1917 issue of the Andes Recorder in its Bovina column reported that "Frank Miller has sold his farm on the hill above the old cemetery to a Norwegian named Jenson.  He retains 40 acres below the road. The farm was formerly the Andrew Thomson place and by him was called 'paradise.'" This is the old Reinertsen farm at the end of Reinertsen Hill road.  It appears that this news item is reporting the purchase by Andrew Reinertsen and while they got the nationality right, they got the name wrong.

Ninety-seven years ago today, the Delaware Express for April 14, 1922 reported on the death of Clarence Lee of Lake Delaware. Lee had served in World War One. He was gassed in the war and never totally recovered from this, dying at a tuberculosis sanitarium. Here's the full article from the newspaper. 

129 years ago, the April 15, 1890 issue of the Stamford Mirror reported in its Bovina column that Robert F. Thomson lost quite a valuable horse a few days ago. Rob F. seems to be very unfortunate this spring, as he lost a good cow a few weeks ago."

Seventy years ago, on the evening of April 16, 1949, as later reported in the Bovina Center column of the Catskill Mountain News, "Lillian Happy was taken by ambulance to the Delhi hospital…suffering from double pneumonia." The paper went on to note that "She responded to the wonder drug penicillin and is well on the way to recovery. This seems a miracle in her advanced years." Lillie was just shy of 86 when she became ill. She apparently recovered, but about a year later became ill again and spent the last four months of her life at the Delaware County sanatorium, where she died in October 1951. She was the daughter of William and Nancy Dumond Happy and for many years was a servant for the Hastings family.

123 years ago today, April 17, 1896, as later reported in the Andes Recorder, "The thermometer registered over eighty in the shade…  How is that for April weather."

137 years ago today, the April 18, 1882 issue of the Stamford Mirror reported that "Jehiel Dibble, at the 'Hook' sent us last Saturday a pullet's egg that measured 7 x 8 1/2 inches, the weight of which was nearly 4 1/2 ounces."

Seventy-nine years ago today, on April 19, 1940, as later reported in the Delaware Republican, "Postmaster and Mrs. Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. David Draffin attended the show "Gone With the Wind" in Delhi.

Thirty-five years ago today, on April 20, 1984, James Archibald Hilson died at the age of 89. He was the son of Alexander Hilson and Isabella Archibald. Jim was one of the six children born to Alex and Isabella. Only three of those children survived to adulthood - John (1888-1956), Jane (1891-1967) and Jim. "Uncle Jim" was the last of their family to pass away. He was the uncle of Alex, Louise (Mole), Jack and Jane (Hoy) Hilson, the children of his brother John.

108 years ago today, the April 21, 1911 Andes Recorder's Bovina column reported that "for some time the machinery at the Dry Milk plant has been causing considerable trouble, and a machinist is now here from Philadelphia to put it in working order."

Seventy-six years ago today, the April 22, 1943 Bovina Column in the Delaware Republican Express reported that "Rev. and Mrs. Charles A. Lay have received word from their son, Pvt. Clark G. Lay, that he has completed his basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and was transferred to a northern camp on April 10th. He has been assigned to the Coast Artillery and after a four week's study of Anti-aircraft guns will be stationed at Hartford, Conn.

Seventy-nine years ago today, on April 23, 1940, Elizabeth Fowler McNair died in Binghamton. The Catskill Mountain News reported that "she was 86 years of age, the widow of the late Peter McNair." The paper went on to note that "she has many friends here who extend to the family their sympathy to the loss of a good mother and friend."

170 years ago today, on April 24, 1849, Leman Phinney was born in Greene County, NY. He married Mary Archibald in 1881 in New Kingston and came to Bovina shortly after to become Bovina's resident physician, a position he held until his death from pneumonia in 1901 at the age of 51. More information on Dr. Phinney can be found on the Bovina NY History Blog at http://bovinanyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-succession-of-physicians-bovina.html

144 years ago today, on April 25, 1875, Lester T. Hoy was born. The son of Thomas Hoy and Julia Tuttle Hoy, he would die in 1897 at the age of 22. When his brother William's wife had her third child, a son, in 1899, he would be named for his deceased uncle. This Lester lived in Bovina in what is now Tim and Tamara McIntosh's home. He died in 1978.
This is the 'first' Lester Hoy who died in 1897.
Fifty-six years ago today, on April 26, 1963, Robert Russell Boggs 3rd was born in Georgia. When later reported in the Delaware Republic Express, the paper noted that his father "Robert is a former Bovina boy and has just been away from Bovina about two years."

139 years ago today, the April 27, 1880 issue of the Stamford Mirror reported in its Bovina column that "Thomas McNee has returned from Andes and started a cooper shop in the building owned by Rev. J. Kennedy. There are four cooper shops in Brushland giving employment to eight workmen."

108 years ago today, the April 28, 1911 Andes Recorder Bovina column reported that "The surveyors are at work making the survey for a State road from the Turnpike up to and thru the Center. The preliminary survey was made in 1909, and the present survey is for the setting of grade stakes and defining of limits of highway so that the contractors may submit bids."

121 years ago today, April 29, 1898, readers of the Bovina column of the Andes Recorder learned that "The United Presbyterian church is to be recarpeted. It takes 260 yards." The same column also reported that "Several of our farmers have their oats sown and a few have some potatoes in."

Sixty-four years ago today, on April 30, 1955, the Bovina Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary held a bake sale and skating party. The Catskill Mountain News reported that thirty-five dollars was realized from the sale. The money was given to the Red Cross blood bank at Delhi.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bovina Bicentennial Celebration, Update 4

It's been a relatively quiet month in terms of planning for the Bicentennial. I am happy to report that we've received a $500 grant from the Livestock foundation to help with our funding for the fundraising poster. 

I plan to convene in May a meeting of the committee for the Pie Auction we are holding on July 20, 2019 during Bovina Day. 

A reminder of some dates to remember:

  • July 20, 2019 - Pie Auction at the Community Hall to raise funds for the 2020 celebration. Chuck McIntosh, Auctioneer.
  • March 7, 2020 - a program observing the 200th anniversary of the Town of Bovina's first meeting. 
  • August 1 and 2, 2020 - Bovina Bicentennial Weekend 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Tenth Anniversary of the Bovina NY History Blog

This is the 598th entry in the Bovina NY History Blog. And it was ten years ago today that I started this blog, almost on a whim. I had just attended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Charleston, West Virginia and had gone to a session on Web 2.0. An archives friend, John LeGloahec, discussed his blog. Two days later, I went into the blogger software he demonstrated and in about two minutes, had the Bovina NY History Blog set up. 

With almost 600 entries, there's a lot to go through. I do create labels which help in any on-line searching but it still is a challenge with so many entries. So I've created a subject index to the more significant entries at the end of this blog entry. And I'm working on a name index which I hope to get posted by late spring.

There have been several series in this blog. Stories from Bovina Cemeteries is pretty self-explanatory. Faces of Bovina mainly focuses on photographs of Bovina residents taken by Delhi photographer Bob Wyer. During 2011 and 2012, at the start of the sesquicentennial of the start of the U.S. Civil War, I did a monthly series on various aspects of the Civil War and its impact on Bovina. That series also included mini-biographies of all of Bovina's Civil War soldiers.

I did a series that ran a little over a year starting in November 2017 relating the story of James D. Calhoun. He was one of Bovina's World War One fatalities. He was my grandmother's first husband, so I had a lot of information about him, including the letters he wrote home while he was in the service in the U.S. and in France. 

One of my longest series which continues to this day is the "100 Years Ago in 'That Thriving Town.'" The Andes Recorder for many years produced a weekly column about activities in Bovina. I compile these each month and present them on the blog. The series started in May 2013.

To be honest, some series, while a good idea, never really got off the ground. In October 2010, I started a series of entries where I experimented with recipes from the 1911 Bovina UP Church Cookbook. I managed a few of the recipes but others were sort of a bust! 

As well as this blog, I also, since 2014, I have been making daily entries on the Town of Bovina Historian Facebook page. At the suggestion of several people who are not on Facebook, I started doing monthly compilations of these entries. These are posted the last day of each month.

As I've done research, I've found some interesting and sometimes bizarre stories. There was the story of the brothers-in-law who got in trouble with the Bovina UP Church when they went to court over a law suit. I reported that in 2011. Around the time that was happening, I found a rather juicy slander suit involving the two Presbyterian ministers in Bovina. They went to court when one sued the other for slander. That story was reported in 2013.

There's the sad story of the West Point cadet who died in a plane crash in the Bramley Mountain area at the end of World War II. Brought to my attention by Steven Burnett and Chris Ingvordsen, I realized I had a piece of the plane that my father had recovered from the site. I did several entries about this crash, starting in the spring of 2011.  

In 1898 came the closest attempt to bring the railroad to Bovina. This story took four entries to tell, starting in March 2011. Documenting Bovina's physicians took three entries starting in June 2014.  

One of the benefits of a blog is that it is easier to correct mistakes. In 2009, for the Bicentennial celebration of the Bovina U.P. Church, I incorrectly noted (in print, unfortunately), that the community room behind the Hamden Presbyterian Church was the original Bovina Church. The late Dorothy Kubik contacted me when she saw the newspaper error, explaining that the Bovina church went to Delancey, not Hamden (and that building burned in the 1890s). I was able to correct the error, at least on my blog. 

So here's the subject index to the Bovina NY History blog. Hope to have a name index done by late spring. 


  • 6/23/2009 – Bovina Farm Day
  • 8/16/2009 – Was Bovina Butter Served at the White House?
  • 9/7/2009 – Bovina Farm Day
  • 3/29/2010 – Maple Syrup Production
  • 12/20/2010 – Prosperous Bovina Farmers
  • 1/17/2011 – Past and Future of Bovina Farming
  • 1/24/2011 – Bovina Earmarks
  • 2/2/2011 – Bovina Farms by the Numbers
  • 9/3/2011 – American Success Story
  • 7/7/2016 - "The farmers in Bovina are worse off...." - Bovina Farmers in the summer of 1896

Bovina’s History
  • 11/22/2009 – How Did Bovina Get Its Name?
  • 11/5/2018 – Women Vote in Bovina
  • 6/14/2009 – Russell’s Store
  • 1/10/2010 – Bovina Business, 1855
  • 1/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina Cemeteries - Thomas Elliott Hastings
  • 4/15/2012 – Businesses in Brushland 150 years ago
  • 11/25/2012 – Russell's Store, Thanksgiving 1978
  • 12/10/2012 – Gasoline in Bovina
  • 6/30/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - A.T. Strangeway
  • 5/5/2013 – Russell's General Store Fifty Years Ago and Beyond`
  • 10/10/2016 – The Second Raising of Hilson's Store
  • 1/1/2019 – Russell's Store Centennial
  • 5/31/2009 – Bovina Town Picnics – Past and Present, Part I
  • 7/2/2009 – Bovina Town Picnics – Past and Present, Part II
  • 6/19/2009 – Bovina Farmers’ Picnic 1889
  • 7/4/2009 – Bovina Loudly Celebrates the 4th – 1919
  • 4/21/2011 – “Bovina Center, My Home Town” – this series, starting in April 2011, and continuing through March 2012, shared parts of a script for a Bovina History program presented in 1955
  • 8/7/2015 – Celebration at Bovina – 1826
  • 7/24/2016 – Bovina Celebrates the Bicentennial of the United States
  • 7/22/2016 – Sixty Years Ago - Bovina Celebrates Old Home Day
  • 9/23/2011 – I See Dead People - Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries
  • 10/31/2011 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Prepare to Die and Follow Me
  • 11/30/2011 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - the Cathels Family
  • 12/31/2011 – Stories from Bovina Cemeteries - Epitaphs
  • 3/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina Cemeteries – “Our Pastor, Rev. Robert Laing”
  • 4/30/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - the Elliott Brothers
  • 5/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Where is William Thomson
  • 6/30/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - A.T. Strangeway
  • 7/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - 100 and 150 Years Ago
  • 8/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries – A Bovina Artist
  • 9/30/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - “An Infant of Robert and Hannah Scott”
  • 10/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina’s Cemeteries - The children of James and Nancy Coulter
  • 11/30/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - The American Revolution
  • 12/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina’s Cemeteries - Bovina's Oldest Citizen
  • 1/31/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - The Müller Family
  • 2/28/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Frederick McFarland Goes Missing
  • 4/4/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - John Sinclair Burns
  • 7/5/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Old Jock Hilson
  • 8/24/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Lloyd Oliver
  • 10/1/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - the Frank R. Coulter Monument
  • 10/19/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - The Chisholm Family
  • 11/2/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Jimmie McClure
  • 12/13/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - The Tragic Death of Samuel Dean
  • 1/10/2014 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Adam Scott and his Tobacco Tin
  • 3/20/2014 – Stories from Bovina’s Cemeteries - The Two Mary Ann Coulters
  • 4/26/2014 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - This is One of the Many Neat and Artistic Monuments
  • 5/23/2014 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Policeman John Gordon
  • 7/21/2014 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - The Stott Family
  • 12/21/2014 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Bovina's Earliest Burial
  • 1/24/2015 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - “A Very Strange Circumstance”
  • 3/24/2015 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Death Severs Ties of Sixty Years
  • 8/23/2015 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - The Ballentine Family Drownings
  • 9/20/2015 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Alexander Brush
  • 10/22/2015 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Ballantine Family Tragedies
  • 11/18/2015 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Margaret and Jen Get Their Tonsils Out
  • 9/7/2016 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Little Arthur Taggart
  • 11/7/2016 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - “Who Died on His Passage to California”

Civil War

  • 5/29/2010 – Decoration Day and Bovina's Civil War Dead
  • 1/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War -Sesquicentennial
  • 2/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Bovina and Abraham Lincoln
  • 2/18/2011 – Bovina Civil War Records
  • 2/22/2011 – Bovina Civil War Records Update
  • 2/27/2011 – Some February news snippets from the Past
  • 3/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Who served in Bovina
  • 4/4/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Those who Served - The Roster
  • 4/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - What Was Bovina Doing When the War Started
  • 5/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - The Supreme Sacrifice
  • 6/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Recruiting Soldiers
  • 7/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Exemptions
  • 8/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Honoring the Dead
  • 9/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Slavery in Bovina
  • 10/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - The First Enlistments
  • 11/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - Bovina's Old Soldiers
  • 12/12/2011 – Bovina in the Civil War - To Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle
  • 1/12/2012 – Bovina in the Civil War - Soldier Biographies [This series went on monthly through March 12, 2013 – fifteen entries total]
  • 4/30/2012 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - the Elliott Brothers
  • 2/8/2013 – Another Cathels Family Tragedy
  • 4/4/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - John Sinclair Burns
  • 11/2/2013 – Stories from Bovina's Cemeteries - Jimmie McClure
  • 2/19/2010 – The 3Rs in Bovina – The Numbers
  • 3/10/2010 – Teaching in Bovina’s One-room Schools
  • 4/4/2010 – School District Centralization in Bovina
  • 10/30/2010 – Halloween Night, 1923 (Burning of Bovina District 9 School)
  • 12/7/2010 – Another Schoolhouse Fire
  • 6/17/2011 – Bovina’s Last Public School
  • 6/28/2011 – Some Pictures from the Last Public School in Bovina
  • 11/17/2012 - Modern School Building, Excellent Teachers and Many Bright Scholars - Bovina's New School
  • 6/4/2016 - Scholars in a Century Old Schoolhouse - the Maynard School in the 1950s
  • 10/20/2018 – Bovina School Fairs
Faces of Bovina
  • 9/5/2012 – Faces of Bovina – Andrew and Sophie Reinertsen
  • 10/17/2012 – Faces of Bovina - Faces of Bovina - Man with Fish [Noel Gonyo]
  • 6/3/2013 – Faces of Bovina - Bill Storie - "A Highly Respected Citizen"
  • 1/24/2014 – Faces of Bovina - Ruth Rabeler
  • 4/20/2014 – Faces of Bovina - Ann Tator
  • 12/22/2015 – Faces of Bovina - the McKenzie Sisters
  • 8/20/2017 – Faces of Bovina - Craig and Thelma Banuat
  • 3/7/2017 – Faces of Bovina - Frank Miller and his horse
  • 6/7/2017 – Faces of Bovina - Alan Johnston
  • 5/12/2009 – A Railroad into Bovina
  • 1/23/2011 – The Train that Never Came
  • 3/5/2011 – When the Trains Almost Came – Everything Looks Favorable
  • 3/9/2011 – When the Trains Almost Came – The Dirt is Flying
  • 3/16/2011 – When the Trains Almost Came - Our Supposed Railroad is at a Standstill
  • 3/23/2011 – When the Trains Almost Came - Buying a Pig in a Poke
  • 6/8/2011 – Delaware Railroad Company - Follow-up
  • 3/5/2012 – Investors in the Delaware Railroad Company
  • 2/20/2019 – Railroad Meeting in Brushland [1869]
  • 5/20/2009 – Bovina UP Church
  • 7/26/2009 – From the Ministry to Osteopathy
  • 10/4/2009 – Bovina United Presbyterian Church Bicentennial
  • 10/24/2009 – Hamden or Delancey - Where did the old Bovina Church go?
  • 12/2/2009 – Bovina UP Church Bicentennial and 1946 Aerial Photos Now on Flickr
  • 12/9/2009 – History of Site of the Original Bovina Associate Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
  • 12/16/2009 – The Reluctant Reverend, Part I
  • 12/25/2009 – Bovina in Winter - Pictures
  • 12/29/2009 – The Reluctant Reverend, Part II
  • 1/31/2010 – The Green Pastures and Still Waters of the Sanctuary Below
  • 10/7/2010 – Brief History of Bovina Churches
  • 10/23/2010 – Gladstones and Biggars Clash with the Bovina A.P. Church
  • 12/13/2010 – Road Rage 150 Years Ago
  • 5/5/2011 – The Brothers-in-Law, Part I
  • 5/17/2011 – The Brothers-in-Law, Part II
  • 3/31/2012 – Stories from Bovina Cemeteries – “Our Pastor, Rev. Robert Laing”
  • 3/18/2013 – Kennedy vs. Lee - Part I - Libel of Slander
  • 3/24/2013 – Kennedy vs. Lee - Part II - The Bed Was Badly Tumbled
  • 7/25/2014 – Centennial of the St. James' Episcopal Church
  • 9/7/2014 – Bovina Reformed Presbyterian Church
  • 12/7/2014 – Bovina's Methodist Church Pews
  • 10/7/2015 – Notice to Church Builders [Building of Reformed Presbyterian Church]
  • 11/23/2016 – “Found Dead in His Study With Heart Riddled With Shot” – The Death of Rev. Milligan
The World Wars
  • 11/11/2010 – James Calhoun and the Great War
  • 6/3/2011 – Bovina Honor Roll [World War II roll of Bovina’s World War II vets]
  • 10/9/2012, 11/3, 11/3 – Bovina Honor Roll unveiling
  • 11/14/2017 – Grandma’s First Husband – the story of Anna Bell Barnhart and James Calhoun [this was a monthly series that went through all of 2018]
  • 5/10/2018 – Clark Miller [Bovina’s first World War One fatality]