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Mathew Brady: Johnsburg Native and the Father of Photojournalism

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Mathew Brady’s Birthplace Mystery Finally Solved A Recent Discovery Confirms that the Famous Photographer was Born in Johnsburg The birth place of Civil War photographer Mathew Brady was just recently confirmed. Historians have long known that Brady was born to Irish immigrants, and sometime in his teens moved to New York City, but the exact [...]

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Adirondack History: The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail

Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt’s Race to North Creek The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail in the Adirondacks It was September 6, 1901―Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was attending a luncheon on Lake Champlain when he learned that President William McKinley had been shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. Roosevelt rushed to be by the President’s bedside. After a few days, McKinley [...]

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Grandma Moses: An American Icon

Quilting Bee (Grandma Moses, 1950)
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History in Our Backyard: Grandma Moses Grandma Moses: One of Our Most Celebrated Painters A self-taught painter, Grandma Moses, whose real name was Anna Mary Robertson, was born as she described back in the green meadows and wild woods on a farm in Washington County. The eldest daughter, she was born September 7, 1860 and [...]

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Tahawus, the History of an Abandoned Mining Ghost Town in the Adirondacks

Tahawus, NY. Photo Courtesy of Dave Honan
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Tahawus: A Ghost Town in the Heart of the Adirondacks The One-Time Mining Town is Now a Nature Preserve The two-time abandoned ghost town, called Tahawus or Adirondak, dates back to the early 1800s when iron ore was first discovered in the mountains. Tahawus has been abandoned twice from the hardships of operating in the [...]

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Henry Reed Rathbone: an Albany Native and His Intimate Connection with Lincoln’s Assassination

The Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre
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Albany’s Henry Reed Rathbone and the Lincoln Assassination Albany’s Connection to a Tragic Part of History Most people are at least vaguely familiar with the details of Abraham Lincoln‘s assassination. Whether from paying attention during American history class or watching Steven Spielberg’s vastly popular 2012 film Lincoln, people are generally aware that Lincoln was shot by [...]

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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip
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A Beloved Snack, Created in our own Backyard How George Crum Created the Potato Chip February is Black History Month, the roots of which were established in 1920 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second black person to graduate from Harvard University and the son of former slaves. Woodson had co-founded the Association for the [...]

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Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again at the North Creek Train Depot, Preview

Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand performs in the East Room of the White House, 2008. Photo Courtesy of White House/Chris Greenberg
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A Full Weekend Celebrating Roosevelt’s North Creek Experience Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again, Preview One of the most interesting pieces of Adirondack history involves Theodore Roosevelt. Considered one of our most beloved presidents, Roosevelt had a fascinating and varied background, serving not just as a Colonel in the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (aka the Rough Riders), [...]

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NY’s Abandoned Churches: Should We Destroy Them to Build More Supermarkets?

The Destruction of St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet. Photo Courtesy of Michael DeMasi-The Business Review
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The Fate of Abandoned Churches in Upstate New York Unique Ways to Preserve These Marvels of Architecture The demise of churches has altered the landscape of suburbs and changed the character of Main Street. Communities in cities, towns and rural areas in upstate New York are forced to find other means of making use of [...]

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Kate Mullany: An Activist and Leader in the 19th Century Labor and Women’s Movements

The Kate Mullany House in Troy, NY. Photo Courtesy of Daniel Case.
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Kate Mullany and the Collar Laundry Union in Troy One Woman’s Goal to Improve Working Conditions for Women Imagine working in a hot, humid factory for 12 to 14 hours a day, sweating and laboring with hardly any opportunity for a break. Sticking your hands in bleach, soap and boiling water and burning yourself on [...]

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Lemuel Haynes: A Notable New York Native Often Overlooked

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An Often Ignored Figure in Upstate New York History Lemuel Haynes: Soldier, Abolitionist and the First African American Clergyman Ordained in the United States In the hamlet of South Granville, New York near the intersection of NY 149 and Washington County Route 27 stands a white house with dark green shutters. The unassuming structure doesn’t [...]

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