Creepy Photos Show Abandoned American Resort Towns. Photographs by Pablo Iglesias Maurer For the last three years, Pablo Maurer has photographed vacation towns in the Poconos and Catskills mountain ranges. He’s one of few people to recently set foot in the once-booming vacation spots that today more resemble ruins than resorts. In their heyday, resorts in the Poconos in Pennsylvania, and Catskills in New York were picturesque emblems of 1950s leisure. Today, resorts such as Pennsylvania’s Penn Hills and New York’s Grossinger and Homowack sit abandoned, filled with trash, and overcome by neglected flora.
Maurer enjoys exploring abandoned places. "I came up with the idea to find other ephemera from that era. Using these antique photos, Maurer then hunted down the original locations and created before-and-after comparisons. "The images inspire emotion that's really difficult to put your finger on. "The bowling alley," he says, was an attraction in the Homowack lodge in the Catskills. Did an Uncredited Woman Invent Breakfast Cereal? Our Home on the Hillside, Dansville, New York. (Photo: Yale University Art Gallery/Public Domain) At Our Home on the Hillside, a 19th century sanitarium built in the tiny upstate hamlet of Dansville, New York, breakfast was at 8 a.m.
It was only meal James Caleb Jackson, the head of Our Home, ate each day. It always included fruit but rarely vegetables, except in spring when he ate stalks of asparagus every day. He mostly ate breads and porridges, and above all other foods he worshipped flour made from wheat ground whole. For Jackson and his patients, “a desperate set” of people who had exhausted hope in mainstream medical care, meals were ideological affairs. Even as he became famous, a 19th century celebrity doctor, Jackson liked to emphasize how radical this idea was. When Jackson is mentioned at all today, it’s because he is credited with creating an entirely new way to eat wheat—as a cold breakfast cereal named Granula, invented in 1863.
James Caleb Jackson in 1854. Mrs. Harriet N. Photographing the Tiny Upstate New York Town Obsessed with UFOs. 55 Main St: professional building with UFO statue on the porch. (All Photos: Kate Truisi) “Have you ever seen a UFO in the Pine Bush area?” The question is printed in large type, on paper that has been stuck on the walls of the Pine Bush barbershop. In red pencil, the word “you” has been underlined. It forms part of the UFO ephemera collected by Butch, the barber and local UFO historian. Although Pine Bush is a small hamlet in upstate New York with a population of 1,780, it is big in the world of ufology. Pine Bush appears to have embraced this very distinct moniker. How did you hear about Pine Bush, the “UFO Capital of New York”? I was living in the Hudson Valley at the time in a town about 45 minutes away from Pine Bush. Sign for Pine Bush diner, Cups & Saucers. A storefront on main street in Pine Bush, NY.
What are the origins of Pine Bush’s UFO history? The area has been host to activity since as early as the 1950s but not until the 1980s did it start gaining attention as a hot spot.
Carousels. The Legacy Of George F. Johnson And The Square Deal. George F. Johnson was the owner of the Endicott Johnson Corp. -- at one time the country's leading shoe manufacturer -- and one of the nation's welfare capitalists. Special Collections Research Center/Syracuse University hide caption itoggle caption Special Collections Research Center/Syracuse University George F. Johnson was the owner of the Endicott Johnson Corp. -- at one time the country's leading shoe manufacturer -- and one of the nation's welfare capitalists. Special Collections Research Center/Syracuse University Sixty-two years ago, the nation witnessed one of the largest funerals in U.S. history.
George F. The company was based in the Triple Cities of upstate New York: Endicott, Johnson City and Binghamton. When Sal Poliziano, who worked for Endicott Johnson for close to 40 years, first came to Endicott in the 1940s, he says he noticed two things. Poliziano also noticed that everything seemed to revolve around George Johnson. Workers in an Endicott Johnson factory in 1930. Johnny Hart. Biography Hart died of a stroke on April 7, 2007. According to his wife, he was working at his drawing table at the time of his death. His co-creator for The Wizard of Id, Brant Parker, died just eight days later, on April 15, 2007. Religious convictions Controversial strips Another B.C. strip, which ran November 10, 2003, showed an outhouse with a traditional crescent, which a character entered with a vertical graphic "SLAM", only to ask, "Is it just me, or does it stink in here?
" Personal life Hart was an active member of his local community — the area of Greater Binghamton in Broome County, New York, which shares a common abbreviation of "B.C. " B.C. Hart's involvement with the B.C. Additionally, Hart contributed original panels of B.C. strips for charity auctions with the Binghamton, New York-based PBS affiliate, WSKG-TV. Tribute Hart was memorialized in a May 14, 2007 strip of the comic strip Mother Goose & Grimm. Awards King Features Syndicate. `License To Hate` Recent Kkk Rallies Remind Boynton Man Of The 1925 Klan Scroll He Found In A Picture Frame. August 11, 1989|By LORIANN CAMPBELL, Staff Writer The Joneses needed cheap picture frames in August 1960. What they found sealed in the back of one scared Jane Jones out of their home and state, and caused Gene Jones to get out his rifle and wait for ``them`` to come and get him.
``What we found was a license to hate,`` said Gene Jones of Boynton Beach. The Joneses, living in Binghamton, N.Y., at the time, bought the ugly still life of bananas and grapes at the Salvation Army for 50 cents. When they brought it home, they noticed tape and nails covering the back. Frozen in disbelief, the Joneses stared at what lay before them -- a yellowed, gold-leaf-scrolled Ku Klux Klan charter dating back to 1925.
``The hair on the backs of our necks rose,`` Gene Jones recalled. Twenty-nine years later, Jones brought the charter out once again when ``the Ku Klux Klan reared its ugly head here,`` in western Lantana, earlier this summer, he said. The imperial wizard of the KKK, H.W. The Chenango Kid: A Memoir of the Fifties - Roger K. Miller - Google Books.
Apalachin BBQ. Dryden tragedies. Joel Gardner/Interview — ragazine.cc. Thirty Years Later: A Conversation on John Gardner With John SmelcerContributing Editor This year marks the 30th commemoration of John Gardner’s tragic motorcycle accident. Poet, playwright, translator, medievalist, he is the author of such novels as Nickel Mountain, Mickelsson’s Ghosts, The Sunlight Dialogues, and October Light, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976.
His Grendel, now a classic, is a magnificent retelling of Beowulf from the monster’s point of view. Widely regarded as one of the best teachers of creative writing in America, Gardner was the author of numerous books on craft and literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, On Becoming a Novelist, Moral Fiction, and The Forms of Fiction. JS: I knew your father from our letters. JG: Dad was indeed a generous teacher. JS: In 2004, my book Without Reservation won the Milt Kessler Prize for a book of poetry published in a given year by an American poet over 40. & cool mirrored shades.
The reds are popping this year. Monica's Pies | Award-Winning Pies in Naples, NY. Spiedies Recipe. 12 Reasons Why "The Rewrite" is the Ultimate Binghamton Movie. In an interview with Pipe Dream last May, noted filmmaker and Binghamton alumnus Marc Lawrence '81 described his upcoming rom-com, The Rewrite, as a “love letter to Binghamton.” So for Binghamton students, the love interest of the film is not just the beautiful Marisa Tomei, but the beautiful city of Binghamton.
Here's a list of reasons why seeing The Rewrite should be added to our DARS as a gen-ed requirement: 1. It's about finding love in unexpected places. Marc Lawrence met his wife at the vending machine outside of the Newcomb Reading Room in Bartle, and their romance inspired the film. 2. The only thing missing from this shot is the Pegasus statue. 3. How many college students can say their drive to school is in a major motion picture? 4. Baxter's ears can be seen behind Tomei in this scene from the trailer. 5.
. (...and maybe even eaten). 6. Because we could all use another Binghamton hoodie. 7. Pretty impressive, huh? 8. 9. Hugh Grant's character lives on Main Street. 10. 11. 12.