The Squires Who Got Away

Who has ever heard of Norman Jairus Squires? Very few today, I bet. He was a Squires who got away. Norman was born in Good Ground on October 5, 1941, at the homestead in Squiretown. The homestead is still standing. It’s the blue house on the west side of Red Creek...

Why Aren’t You Working?

We realize that summer does not actually end until September 23rd, but for all intents and purposes, it is done when Labor Day arrives. Of course, summer effectively arrives when Memorial Day arrives, so it all comes out in the wash. Rentals end, colleges start and...

Jack D. Capone

One of the sadder aspects of being a historical society is the continuing loss of your supporters. Vibrant individuals, with a wealth of knowledge, age and are lost to our community. Our hopes are that, through oral histories and other programs, these voices can be...

A Story

The bright red Fiat 1100 convertible drove through the lattice work of the Shinnecock canal bridge and then another hundred yards or so before turning into the horseshoe parking lot of the Canoe Place Inn. The car was not easy to come by, but the unobtrusive...

The Plural of Mural

It is true that you never know what goes on behind closed doors. When some first heard that the Historical Society (PLEASE do not call us the ‘hysterical society’ – we are not the least bit hysterical – usually) was going to preserve the Lyzon Hat Shop,...