Take a look back as Monticello turns 200

By Ed Zwirn

River Reporter Aug. 26-Sept 1, 2004


arts1-monticello02MONTICELLO, NY — The county seat of Sullivan County is set to kick off the 200th anniversary of its founding this weekend.

The four-day event starts Thursday with a jazz concert and barbeque in the Town of Thompson Park at 4:30 p.m. The evening will continue with a performance by The Jazz Knights, a United States Military Band, and fireworks provided by the Monticello Raceway.

Saturday will include a firemen’s parade down Broadway 1:00 p.m.

But the festivities may obscure some of the events of “karmic” significance connected with Monticello’s rise to prominence 200 years ago. Continue reading