Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PART 1, THE ED RONDTHALER SCRAPBOOKS, COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

For village residents, the name Edward (Ed) Rondthaler will be forever synonymous with Croton-on-Hudson. You can read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Rondthaler 

Some years ago, Rondthaler donated his scrapbooks to The Croton Historical Society. Filled with newspaper clippings, some notes and photos, they are a time capsule of village life...and as promised, Everything Croton and the trusty elves will  be sharing some of these pages with you throughout 2015. Here's Part 1 in no particular order; click on the images below, mainly from the 1960's.  

You may also have an interest in:
-Rondthaler's wire sculptures of historic bridges and building on permanent display in the Croton Free Library http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/ed-rondthalers-wire-sculptures-of.html 
-1962 Shakespeare Festival, courtesy of Rondthaler & The Croton Historical Society http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/1962-shakespeare-festival-courtesy-of.html

SEE PART 2 OF THE ED RONDTHALER SCRAPBOOKS HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/part-2-ed-rondthaler-scrapbooks.html


3 comments:

  1. We were blissfully ignorant of what was in the water at that time.

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  2. Croton it seemed, was a happier place. We accepted and cherished who we were, a solid community. Our officials didn't look to make their careers experimenting on the locals with crazy ideas. Elected officials served Croton residents and no other master. We had problems like the dump and when we lost the railroad revenue, that was a hard blow. But it was Croton for Croton, and we were better for it.

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  3. A wonderful place and time to be a kid! Thanks Croton!

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