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South of the Mountains Vol57 No4
South of the Mountains Vol57 No4

The new Issue of the South of the Mountains is available now!

South of the Mountains
Vol. 57, No.  4
October – December, 2013

In this issue:
Growing Up in Old Spring Valley
Howard Schack, was the third generation in his family to live in Rockland County and work for the family business.  His four sons were the fourth generation.  Born in Spring Valley, Howard now lives with his wife Ruth in Hillcrest.  His first article for South of the Mountains, “The Schack Family Business of Rockland County Served the World,” appeared in this year’s winter issue.

How We got Here;  Coming to Old Spring Valley
Ruth R. Schack and her husband made a joint  presentation at an alumni gathering at their alma mater, Hunter, College on April 20, 2009.  This article, along with Howard’s is an excerpt.  Ruth also worked for the family company, Schack Industries, as their director of Human Resources.

Thornhill Marker Dedicated
On the 80th anniversary of the day of his death a marker at the Brick Church Cemetery is dedicated to the memory of Suffern Police Chief, William J. Thornhill, Jr. killed in the active line of duty.

Our New Executive Director Enjoys Fall Family Festival
Susan Curry Deeks is happily hard at work in her first month as the new executive director of the Historical Society of Rockland County.

The Living Landmark Awards
Four longtime residents of Rockland County, Susan and Edmund Gordon and Jan and Richard Deats receive awards at the Celebratory luncheon on September 21

Cover Picture:  Postcard from the Collection of Marjorie H. Johnson.  The note, dated 2-16-06, is addressed to Miss Elizabeth Virden in Bayonne., New Jersey, and reads:  “Why don’t you write? I’m waiting to hear from you.  We have been sleighing now.  Suppose you are in Bayonne. A.E.”

South of the Mountains (ISSN -0489-9563) is published quarterly by
The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956
Telephone: 845 634 9629

Editor:  Marjorie H. Johnson; Consulting Editor:  Marianne Leese, HSRC Senior Historian

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Single Copy price of South of the Mountains is $5 including shipping and handling.
Printed by Harrington Press. 
While all efforts are made to ensure accuracy in the articles, the Historical Society assumes no responsibility for opinions and conclusion expressed or implied by the contributors. 
The editors welcome contribution of letters and articles.  Please contact the editors at the Historical Society. 


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