This week on The Historians Podcast, highlights from seven podcasts from 2021 – Jim Richmond on Saratoga County history, Mike Hauser on Fulton County sports, Sarah Patten on women spies, Thruway questions from Robert Burns, John Warren on motorization of the Adirondack Park, Jim Kaplan on New York City’s South Street Seaport and Roland Vinyard on West Virginia caver Pete Hauer. [Read more…] about Highlights From The Historians Podcast
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond: Lost Child, Illegal Fires, Injured Lake George Hiker
Correct response: Who is Nathan Miller? On August 19th, 1922, The Post-Star of Glens Falls reported that Miller would speak September 12th at a dinner at the New York State Fair for contestants in the state spelling bee. [Read more…] about Humorous Reporting About Historic Politicians
Organized by researchers Robert Bayle and Andrea Matte, Glens Falls: CHANGES tells the stories of “what came before.” The exhibit runs through September 2021. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Museum Opening ‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit
The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, has announced “The Footprints of Slaves: African Americans and the Landscape of the Hudson River Valley,” a virtual conversation with Dr. Myra Armstead set for Wednesday, April 28th. [Read more…] about African Americans and the 18th Century Hudson Valley Landscape
Egbert Ludovicus Viele died on April 22nd, 1902 at the age of 77 in the city of New York after an eventful life that began in Waterford, New York.
He was born in 1825, son of Kathlyne Schuyler (Knickerboacker) and State Senator John L. Viele. The title of his newspaper obituary notice “Veteran of Two Wars and Indian Campaigns Passes Away” did little justice to his varied career, nor his personal foibles. [Read more…] about Egbert Ludovicus Viele: Engineer, Soldier, Politician
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is launching a virtual “Lunchbox Lesson” series, set to begin on Wednesday, April 28th with a talk about the St. Lawrence Seaway. [Read more…] about St Lawrence Seaway History Program April 28th
The Irish American Heritage Museum has announced The Military Aspects of the 1916 Rising, a virtual program set for Monday, April 26th. [Read more…] about Military Aspects of the Easter Rising (A Virtual Talk)
Ever after known as the Easter Rising, an armed insurrection aimed at establishing independent Irish rule took place during Easter Week, April 24-29, 1916. Led by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, members of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army (mistakenly referred to in the US press as “Sinn Feiners”), the rebels occupied numerous locations in Dublin and proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic. British soldiers soon massed to quell the rebellion and by the end of the week, over 400 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured, the majority civilians.
Irish American involvement in the Rising was critical – in fact, without John Devoy’s influence, the Rising might never have happened. [Read more…] about 1916 Rising: The Irish Revolution in America
New York State is committing resources to perform and/or oversee an investigation of emerging contaminants, namely 1,4-dioxane and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), detected in groundwater near a complex of inactive landfills between State Route 149 and Mud Pond Road in the Town of Queensbury, Warren County.
The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) say the levels may be a concern for nearby private wells and with the property owners’ consent are conducting testing of those wells. The Departments say that to date, PFAS have not been detected in any private wells above New York State’s public drinking water standards although 1,4-dioxane has. [Read more…] about State Investigating Several Polluted Landfill Sites In Queensbury