Citizens For Easton Anniversary Cookbook Debuts

It’s here! The long-awaited CFE Cookbook is now available.

Many Easton traditions were undermined by the Covid-19 pandemic last year and one of the most popular, the Citizens for Easton (CFE) Farm Tour, was among them. A popular draw on the second Saturday in August, the event Continue reading “Citizens For Easton Anniversary Cookbook Debuts”

1962 – A Higher Loyalty

Most folks from my generation seem to agree that the late 1950’s and early 1960’s was an almost idyllic time to grow up in America. Polio had finally been conquered, jobs were relatively plentiful, inflation was low, kids who wanted to go to college could actually afford to get a Continue reading “1962 – A Higher Loyalty”

Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time

The late actress Bette Davis once dined at a Black Rock Turnpike home in Easton. Carol Mills has the autographed tablecloth to prove it.

Mills’ recollection of hosting the actress is part of the town’s Oral History Project, an effort to interview and preserve the town’s history Continue reading “Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time”

Reminiscences and Oral Histories – the Two-Edged Sword

There is a reason we have statutes of limitation and judges disallow almost all hearsay testimony. The accuracy of memories fade with time and twice-told tales are often riddled with ambiguities and inconsistencies.

As a historian, I often cringe when an account of an event that Continue reading “Reminiscences and Oral Histories – the Two-Edged Sword”

The Inseparable Tucker Twins – Served Together, Worked Together, Lived Together

Part of the Historical Society of Easton’s series: Easton in the Service.

Small towns usually have their share of interesting characters who serve their community in different ways, and Easton is certainly no exception. Take the Tucker twins for example.

Arthur Jelliff Tucker Continue reading “The Inseparable Tucker Twins – Served Together, Worked Together, Lived Together”

1917 – The Easton Doughboys of the First World War

Part of the Easton in the Service series presented by the Historical Society of Easton.

When we are in school, studying the history of war is an exercise in memorizing places, dates, countries, and battles. It is largely about who wins and who loses. We tend to glorify the victors Continue reading “1917 – The Easton Doughboys of the First World War”

Easton in the Service – Dr. Richard Quinton

Easton in the Service

This is the first in the Historical Society of Easton’s series on Easton in the Service. Our mission is to present multiple stories of the men and women who lived in Easton – either before, during, or after serving their country. What each of them did, who Continue reading “Easton in the Service – Dr. Richard Quinton”

Polio Pioneers – 1954 Children saving Children

As we enter 2021, we are filled with hope that the vaccines developed in 2020 will alleviate the suffering of worst global pandemic in over one hundred years. There has been much said about the rapid development, testing, and approval of the vaccines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Continue reading “Polio Pioneers – 1954 Children saving Children”

Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…

The Easton Courier would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the varied and thought-provoking contributions from our columnists and community writers, who observed life in Easton from many perspectives. Bruce Nelson, Tomas Koeck, Gale Papageorge, Robert LaValle, and Dr. Richard Lechtenberg Continue reading “Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…”

Easton in the Service – A New Year, A New Series!

The theme of the Historical Society of Easton’s upcoming 2021 series is service to country, featuring people who were either from Easton when they served, or lived here afterwards. Many soldiers returning from WWII and Korea ended up moving to Easton where they raised their families. Continue reading “Easton in the Service – A New Year, A New Series!”

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