Old Time Ministers Coming 1928

OLD TIME MINISTER COMING FOR REUNION     From the Colon Express Newspaper, June 7, 1928: “The Sunday program is progressing especially well. C. I. Beebe, you all remember him, tells us by telegram he will deliver the Sunday evening … Continue reading

Go-Getters 1928

GO-GETTER WRITES OF PIONEER DAYS   From the Colon Express, June 7, 1928: ”As promised last week, we are continuing our history of the community, with a brief outline of the village: – In 1832, George Shellhouse and an Indian … Continue reading

Colon History

COLON HISTORY   From the archives of the Colon Community Historical Society Museum. This comes from the Colon High School Year Book with business listing and various advertisements. Estimated date is 1925 – 1926. “Colon and the township were originally … Continue reading

A Bit of History of Colon Township

A BIT OF HISTORY OF COLON TOWNSHIP   Newspaper clipping from the archives of The Colon Community Historical Society Museum, estimated to be 1927: “At this time of every year, as the annual reunion of the Go-Getters’ club approaches, the … Continue reading

Go-Getters Club 1924

GO-GETTER’S CLUB HAD A GRAND REUNION     From the Colon Express, June 19, 1924: “WONDERFUL INTEREST TAKEN IN THE SECOND ANNUAL MEETING SCORES OF OLD-TIME CITIZENS RALLY TO THE CALL PLAN FOR GREATER REUNION NEXT YEAR Another page of … Continue reading

Colon in the Roaring Twenties

  Colon in the Roaring Twenties   By Raymond C. Meyer, Sr.: “The door was about to open on the “roaring Twenties” when the Meyer family moved into Colon. Many changes took place in the village during the decade, ending … Continue reading

Colon Mountain

Colon Mountain   Unidentified newspaper clipping donated to the Colon Community Historical Society Museum: “COLON MOUNTAIN — Colon mountain, rising 120 feet above the generally smooth level of the township, is a point of interest to observers approaching Colon village … Continue reading

Colon, The Town That Magic Built

The Town That Magic Built From The Colon Community Historical Society, origin unknown: “Many towns claim their own unique “magic.” But no other town has the MAGIC of Colon, “The Magic Capitol of the World.” Levitating bodies, floating light bulbs, … Continue reading

Village of Colon

Village of Colon   Unidentified newspaper clipping donated to the Colon Community Historical Society Museum: “VILLAGE OF COLON –  The village of Colon functioned for 70 years as a part of the township before it was incorporated in 1903. it’s … Continue reading

Farrand Hall on Farrand Road

Farrand Hall Unidentified newspaper clipping donated to the Colon Community Historical Society Museum: “FARRAND HALL – The large frame house of four levels was built by Henry K. Farrand in 1854. Henry Farrand came to Colon, from Cayuga County, New … Continue reading