This Week in Rockland: Newspaper Excerpts: Flashback Friday: Week of October 1

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September 30, 1871 – 150 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Journal

[Image: Daniel Ullman]
      Our fellow citizen, Gen. Daniel Ullmann, will deliver an address at Cooper Institute, some time in October on “Civil and Religious Liberty.” Few can do it better, either in style or facts.
      Michael Marvanty dropped dead in the brickyard of Mr. Call, Haverstraw, on Friday last.
      People who go to New York to work on Mondays and return on Saturdays should have a watch-dog at home.

September 30, 1921 – 100 YEARS AGO
Rockland News

       Man’s claim to pants as distinctive masculine attire is being seriously questioned in Rockland County. Not only is his “right” to wear pants exclusively being questioned by the gentler sex, but the fair ones are actually wearing ’em.
       Hiking breeches are taking everywhere. Along the roads and at camps in all parts of Rockland the new style is gaining in popularity. Pants seem to be the important feature of most every girl’s week-end wardrobe and frequently they are seen on the buses running between Nyack and Haverstraw.
       Curious enough, the men do not seem to resent this invasion of their distinctive garment, but many a neck is stretched as a girl in pants shows up.

       Women voters have begun a fight before the State and National Legislatures to wipe out the last intrenchment of sex inequalities.
       A constitutional amendment for removal of all political, civil and legal discriminations against women has been drafted and will be introduced October 1 as an “equal rights amendment,” by Congressman Fess, in the House and Senator Curtis in the Senate.
       Meantime, a draft of blanket law covering the points at issue has been sent to all State branches, except Wisconsin where such a law already is in effect.

September 29, 1971 – 50 YEARS AGO
Rockland Independent/Leader

       Pierce J. Coulter will not be forgotten in Rockland County history. As designer of the first official county flag, the late South Orangetown teacher will be remembered for the creativity that won him first prize in a flag-designing contest the county sponsored this past May.
       “He didn’t even tell me he had entered the contest until he won it,” said Mrs. Coulter of Congers, the designer’s widow.
       Mrs. Coulter will share some of her late husband’s glory as she presents the first cloth flag made from Coulter’s design to legislature chairman Herschel Greenbaum. The flag will remain in Greenbaum’s office, to be used during legislative meetings. At the present time, this flag is the only copy yet made from Coulter’s design. But Bob Bergman, administrative assistant to Greenbaum, said he hopes others will soon be manufactured.
       “Maybe next year, an outdoor copy will be made to fly above the courthouse,” he said.


This Week in Rockland (#FBF Flashback Friday) is prepared by Clare Sheridan on behalf of the Historical Society of Rockland County. To learn about the HSRC’s mission, upcoming events or programs, visit or call (845) 634-9629.


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