Crossroads of Rockland History: Soap Box Derby

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Soap Box Derby with Jim Cassetta
This program originally aired on November 20, 2023. To listen, click here.

Jim Cassetta, reference librarian at the Pearl River Library, joins host Clare Sheridan to chronicle the derby's rollercoaster history—from its national origins to Pearl River’s thrilling ride; from its post–World War II arrival to a glorious rebirth and a second farewell in the 2000s.


If you can’t listen live, locally, on WRCR 1700AM, another great way to hear our program is to to download the TuneIn Radio app (Apple Store or the Google Android store) and then search for WRCR 1700. Using this app, one can listen on a handheld device, a smart speaker or a& computer. And as always, the broadcast will be available as a podcast, later in the day on the HSRC website, and on all major podcast platforms.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


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