"History never looks like history,
when you are living through it."
John W. Gardner (1933-1982)
In our quest to preserve Darrtown history, the best that we can do is collect and conserve the physical artifacts (newspaper accounts, diaries, journals photographs, etc.) along with oral stories – told from one generation to the next.
This history section of the Darrtown.com provides an unofficial, well-intentioned, collection of such information. Some items in this website conflict with others; such is the lot of those who attempt to capture history. We gather as many pieces of the puzzle as we can; position them to the best of our ability; and, with a bit of luck, a more accurate record of the past gradually evolves.
If you have information that enriches this collection of Darrtown-related history and/or makes it more accurate, please contact the webmaster.
Links to Darrtown History Pages
on this website:
Maps - See location of Darrtown & historical maps
Early History - The first half-century of Darrtown history.
Historic Time Line - Associating world and local events
Darrtown Chronology - Darrtown events in timely order
Historic Sites - See location of local historical sites
Folklore, anecdotes and trivia - Stories told thru the ages
Railroad plans verified - Proof that a railroad was planned
German heritage - Achtung! Sprechen sie Deutsch?
Unwritten history - Rectifying an overlooked story
The Unknowns - Answers needed!
Darrtown doctors - Who were Darrtown's physicians?
Lanes Mill - One of Darrtown's earliest businesses
Four Mile Valley Railroad - Plans and route revealed
Darrtown Family Tree - Darrtown's pioneer families listed
Murder-1865 - Murder times two
Bus Line - "Next stop...Darrtown!"