On the October 2023 episode of Crossroads of Rockland History, we welcomed Frank Eberling and his brother Ray Eberling, New City, Rockland County, NY natives, for a discussion about the early days of New City and the wagon that their grandfather used to carry mail on New City’s Rural Free Delivery routes at the turn of the 20th century.
Since the 1970s, when it was donated to our collection by the late Dr. Anthony Pavia, D.C., of New City, the HSRC has had in our possession this horse-drawn wagon. Ray and Frank are now working with the HSRC to restore it for display at the History Center in New City.
You can listen to the podcast here.
Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Jeff and Will morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and www.WRCR.com. Host Clare Sheridan explores, celebrates, and learns about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. Recorded broadcasts are also available for streaming on all major podcasts platforms.
The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.
Photo: New City Rural Free Delivery Eberling Mail Wagon (Courtesy Rockland County Historical Society).