Waldeck Kennels


Waldeck Kennels was located in the 1930s and 40s in the former Outpost Farm kennel on Route 7, a building later used as the Red Lion Restaurant. In February 1945, Heide Grafensteiner, a St. Bernard from Waldeck Kennels, won winner’s bitch and best of opposite sex at the Westminster Kennel Club show in Madison Square Garden.

More Historical Nuggets

First Pride Day, 1998

FIRST ‘PRIDE’ DAY: “A Celebration of Community: Straight, Gay and Lesbian“ took place in 1998, on the Community Center lawn. Just a year later, a Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time in the nation over a state capitol, Hartford, on March 21, 1999.

Hezekiah Scott (1789-1879)

Hezekiah Scott was a weaver and operated a distillery on the brook near his home on Barlow Mountain Road — a stream now called Kiah’s Brook.


The first road paving, part of a state experiment, was done on the eastern end of Branchville Road around 1912. Catoonah Street was paved in 1922.