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SOTM Contents: Oct-Dec 2023

2023-67(4) SOTM Cover
Vol. 67, No. 4 — October–December 2023


My Grandfather Frank Eberling: New City's First Rural Free Delivery Mail Carrier
Raymond A. Eberling is one of Frank and Elsa Eberling's eight grandchildren and a fifth-generation New City native. He attended Clarkstown schools until moving to Florida in 1964. He has maintained his New City roots and love of its history, returning regularly over the years to visit. Ray spent a career as a U.S. Air Force navigator, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He holds a BA in Education from the University of Florida and an MA in American Studies from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. With his brother Frank, Ray is co-producing a documentary about their grandfather. Frank—an award-winning writer, producer and director in the film and television industries for the past 40 years—also contributed to this article.  

2023 Historic Preservation Merit Awards 
This article highlights our historic preservation awards, which were presented on Setpember 10 at the Annual Dinner of the Historical Society of Rockland County. The Board of Trustees also honored Marjorie H. Johnson for Lifetime Service, Judge Victor Alfieri for Community Service, and Dr. Arlene Clinkscale for Living Landmark.

COVER PICTURE: Early 20th-century photograph of Frank Eberling and his RFD mail wagon. The boy in the phogotraph is Norman Baker, who grew up to be editor of the Journal-News.The photograph appears in Baker's book, The Way It Was: An Informal History of New City, published by the Historical Society of Rockland County.

(ISSN 0489-9563) is published quarterly by

The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 634-9629
Fax: (845) 634-8690
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While all efforts are made to ensure accuracy in the articles, the Historical Society assumes no responsibility for opinions and conclusions expressed or implied by contributors. The editors welcome contributions of letters and articles. Please contact us at the Historical Society.

©2023 The Historical Society of Rockland County
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Editor: Marjorie H. Johnson
Consulting Editor: Marianne B. Leese

Printing by Harrington Press, Nyack, New York


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