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HUNTING AT THE HOTEL
The Snyder Hotel at Jonas was popular at the turn of the nineteenth century as a favored hunting area for the bankers and brokers on Wall Street. There were ample fowl, rabbit, deer, and bear. Word had spread to Wall Street that Jonas was the place to go for game hunting and it had a good hotel to provide some comforts of the city, including a well stocked supply of various Cigars and Liquors. Hunting trips were planned in advance and the Snyder Brothers made sure their patrons were provided all they requested.
It is interesting too that at that period of time the automobile was referred to as a “machine” rather than a “car” or automobile.
Letter dated 1922 from a bond agency with a Wall Street address.
This photo of Charles (Charlie) Snyder, is dated 1908 and shows him with rabbit and a bear on the east end of the front porch of the Hotel. Charles, with his brother John, was one of the owners of the Hotel.
This image dated 1913 shows three hunters with their “Machine”. To the right in the background is a Pennsylvania Bank Barn far right, and a smaller building that may have been the “Chicken House”. The vertical concrete column to the right of the porch step in the background was a horse tie.
This photo C-1915 shows a hunting group and their machines ready to leave the Hotel. Note the trees here are similar in size as the 1913 photo but no longer have the lattice around them.
Photo C-1918 Mostly rabbit, some fowl, and a Raccoon.
Another view, but with their dogs.
C-1925 Rabbit and Birds.
Determined to get his deer home, this hunter put his deer in the back seat of his vehicle. C-1925
C-1952 Note the sign, Paul Held was the proprietor at this time. Man to the right is Clyde Kipler, man on left is unidentified.
C-1955 a young Tom Held stands before a bear. At this time the road was not graded of paved. The car on the right edge of the photo is a Hudson. Tom’s father Paul was a Hudson Dealer in East Stroudsburg during his Hotel ownership. His business was lost to the Stroudsburg flood of 1955.
Hunters and young Tom with a gutted bear.