Headlines from the Great 1906 Landslide

The deadliest man-made disaster to strike Haverstraw was the the Great 1906 Landslide, which claimed the lives of 19 while they were sleeping on the night of January 8, 1906. The ground beneath their homes gave way and slid into the adjacent excavation pit as the Village’s brick making companies routinely undermined the Village of … More Headlines from the Great 1906 Landslide

Fighting Fire and Preserving History at Relief Hose No. 3

Organized in 1895, Relief Hose No. 3 was intended to provide additional fire protection to the ever-growing Village downtown. In the days of horse-drawn water pumps and low-pressure hand pumps, additional firehouses were needed to cover new neighborhoods that sprung up in the North West corner of Haverstraw. The newly formed fire department was housed … More Fighting Fire and Preserving History at Relief Hose No. 3