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Deerpark Creates Historic Marker Brochure

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council recently approved a $2,757.00 payment to the Town of Deerpark, NY upon successful completion of its 2017 Technical Assistance Grant project to create a “Historic Markers of the Town of Deerpark” brochure.

The project involved: developing a fold-out map which identifies the names and locations of the town’s 55 historic markers; compiling photos of historic markers that represent six described categories (Early Settlement, Time of Conflict, Transportation, Early Industries, Points of Interest, and Legend & Lore); offering information on the roadside historic marker program in New York State; and printing 7,500 color tri-fold copies.

Under the coordination of Town Assistant Historian Norma Schadt and Historian Lynn Burns, the brochure was designed by Media Solstice Marketing and Public Relations of Port Jervis, with the 11 x 17-inch map produced by the Orange County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department.

Free copies are available at the Town of Deerpark 1863 Schoolhouse Museum and the Deerpark Town Hall in Huguenot, the Port Jervis Library, the Upper Delaware Council office in Narrowsburg, and through various local historical societies.

The UDC approved seven Fiscal Year 2017 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) totaling $36,280 on Oct. 6, 2016. The deadline for project completions is August 18, 2017.

Since its inception in 1988, the UDC has awarded a cumulative total of $845,605 to fund 247 projects through the TAG program.

The grants are available competitively to the UDC’s 13 member towns and townships, and five encompassing county governments in NY and PA, for non-construction projects that address goals and needs identified in the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

For guidelines and a directory of projects accomplished under the Technical Assistance Grants program, visit

Please contact UDC Resource Specialist Pete Golod at (845) 252-3022 or mailto:pete@upperdelawarecouncil.orgwith any questions.


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