The Mystery of the Rum Plane

LIQUOR LADEN PLANE FROM CANADA FALLS AS IT NEARS CITY Drops 250 Quarts of Scotch Near Croton, Where Water for Highballs Comes From FLIER ESCAPES IN AN AUTO Car Apparently in Waiting Whisks Limping Aviator From Scene “Dusk was deepening into darkness” on the night of May 15, 1922, as a Curtis biplane circled slowly … Continue reading The Mystery of the Rum Plane

The Motorist’s Playground

Here are ads for three Croton "road houses" from the June 12, 1921 issue of the New-York Tribune. They were part of a full page ad for Westchester hotels and restaurants that appeared under a banner reading "Westchester County, the Motorist's Playground, 900 Miles of Good Roads." It's hard to imagine what driving was like … Continue reading The Motorist’s Playground

Tumble Inn

The Tumble Inn was located where Skyview is today. This postcard shows the backyard in 1919. The note on the front reads "view from our bedroom windows." On the back, "Aunt Ella" writes "Wish you were with us. $7.50 per day for my room and $10.00 for the other two at 'Tumble Inn' . . … Continue reading Tumble Inn