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What Was Bovina Doing When the Civil War Started?

The American Civil War officially started 160 years this month - specifically, April 12, 1861 -  when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. Though there was telegraph, it … more

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Between March 31 and April 11, 1889, three sisters, all born in Bovina, passed away. These were not little children living together but adults with their own homes. The Scott sisters were the … more

Michael Miller’s Farm Diary

On July 28, 1915, my great-great-grandfather Michael Miller died at the age of 87. Born in Scotland, he came to America as a small boy with his father and mother, William and Isabella (Dickson) … more

The Brief Career of Assemblyman David Low Thompson

The Sept. 5, 1887 New York Times published an article entitled “They Obeyed Boss Platt, Delaware County’s Faithless Legislators.” The ‘they’ in the title were State … more

Stories from Old Bovina

A lot of the information I have found over the years about Bovina farming has come from nineteenth century census records. I thought I’d share some of the more interesting and telling numbers. … more

Old Bovina

Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound What’s does this have to do with Bovina? In the course of doing full text researching online through old newspapers, I’ve came across this … more

Influenza Comes to Bovina

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought up references to the 1918 influenza pandemic. Local newspapers started reporting on cases of influenza in Bovina in October 1918, when “several mild … more

“She Always Was A Firebrand” – The Story of Frank Miller’s Horse

The Binghamton Press for Thursday evening, March 30, 1941, carried a report concerning a 29-year-old draft horse from Bovina named Maude. Maude was had been owned for almost her entire life by Frank … more

Stories from Old Bovina

2020 is the Town of Bovina’s Bicentennial year. We are launching the celebration on Feb. 25 with a birthday party, celebrating the actual day in 1820 when the town was created by an act of the … more

Stories from Bovina Cemeteries - Where is William Thomson

Thanks to the efforts of Dick and the late Ed Davidson, I have a database of all graves in the town of Bovina. In reviewing this database, I identified 375 different surnames. The most common one is … more

Stories from Old Bovina

With all the traditions we have for Christmas – gifts, stockings, the tree, and big family dinners – it seems that in Bovina in the 19th century did not follow many of these. Celebrations of … more
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