Bethlehem Village District

Bethlehem Village District

BETHLEHEM VILLAGE PRECINCT 1893-1974 By DORIS STEVENSON, CLERK FROM 1943 to 1972 For many years before the precinct applied for and received its charter in 1893, efforts were made to raise money for sprinkling streets, which at that time were unsurfaced , and for...
Schools

Schools

THE SCHOOLS In 1885, Bethlehem had nine school districts, eleven common schools, and one graded school. There were 329 children attending school, thirty of whom were pursuing the higher grades and were taught during the year by four male and fifteen female teachers....
Mount Agassiz

Mount Agassiz

MT. AGASSIZ AND ROUND MOUNTAIN In the 1880’s Mt. Agassiz was under the control of Milo J. Corliss who constructed a carriage road to its summit on which he erected an observatory. This mountain was formerly known as Peaked Hill, but was later named Mt. Agassiz...
Hebrew Hayfever Association

Hebrew Hayfever Association

They Came to Breathe By Ruth Pactor Comments by Paul Pactor It was August of 1915 in Accord, New York when hay fever and asthma struck my mother, Sarah Herskowitz, full force. She was confined to her bed from August to November. After seeing many doctors and having...
Jewish Community

Jewish Community

Bethlehem’s Jewish Community The Jewish community in Bethlehem is presently a year-round community. It becomes larger in the summer, from June to September when the Hassidic community comes to visit. Jews began arriving in Bethlehem in the early 1900’s. People...
Cottage Colony, Past and Present

Cottage Colony, Past and Present

COTTAGE COLONY Bethlehem village owes its development to its tourist business. Situated on a high plateau its invigorating mountain air, pure water and agreeable summer temperature made it an ideal vacation land. The first to take note of this was Governor Henry...