Old Bovina
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Bovina at the World Columbian Exposition

One of the high points in Bovina’s butter making history took place in 1893, when over 20% of all New York farmers exhibiting butter at the World’s Chicago Exposition Agricultural … more

Old Bovina

Here’s the clipping from that newsletter about Bea. Here she is on the last day at the creamery in a photo taken by Betty Elliott of New Kingston. ‘Meet the Lady Cowculators’ … more

Pearl Harbor and Bovina

Eighty years ago this month, on Dec. 7, 1941, “A date which will live in infamy...” the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and plunged the United States into World War II. I wanted to find any … more

What Was Bovina Doing When the Civil War Started?

The American Civil War officially started 160 years this month - specifically, April 12, 1861 -  when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. Though there was telegraph, it … more

Old Bovina

Between March 31 and April 11, 1889, three sisters, all born in Bovina, passed away. These were not little children living together but adults with their own homes. The Scott sisters were the … more

Michael Miller’s Farm Diary

On July 28, 1915, my great-great-grandfather Michael Miller died at the age of 87. Born in Scotland, he came to America as a small boy with his father and mother, William and Isabella (Dickson) … more

The Brief Career of Assemblyman David Low Thompson

The Sept. 5, 1887 New York Times published an article entitled “They Obeyed Boss Platt, Delaware County’s Faithless Legislators.” The ‘they’ in the title were State … more

Stories from Bovina Cemeteries - Where is William Thomson

Thanks to the efforts of Dick and the late Ed Davidson, I have a database of all graves in the town of Bovina. In reviewing this database, I identified 375 different surnames. The most common one is … more
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