The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) have announced the permanent protection of 234 acres at Casa Farms in the town of Niles, Cayuga County, with a conservation easement.
Trivia clue: It was a 19th century technology for announcing real-time election results in Glens Falls, NY.
Correct response: What is the stereopticon?
“The Rochester Clothing Company has made arrangements to exhibit the election returns tomorrow night on a canvas in front of their store,” The Morning Star of Glens Falls reported on November 5th, 1888. “As the dispatches are received. W.W. Kennedy will transfer them in brief to his plates and reproduce them upon the canvass by means of his stereopticon.” [Read more…] about Political Anecdotes From Historical NNY Newspapers
On August 11th, 1779, at the height of America’s war for independence, General John Sullivan arrived at Tioga Point on the Susquehanna River at the Pennsylvania-New York border with a large force of men and began construction of what would become known as Fort Sullivan. [Read more…] about Lt. John Jenkins: Guiding The Clinton-Sullivan Campaign
The 1779 Sullivan-Clinton campaign against the Iroquois has been described as implementing a “scorched earth” policy for no useful purpose other than eradicating Indigenous People, a failed attempt to capture Fort Niagara, or a wild success that denied the enemies of American Revolution free access to Western New York.
Few campaigns of the American War for Independence have been more controversial than the Continental Army’s invasion of the Iroquois Confederacy in 1779. [Read more…] about 1779 Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois: Retribution or Genocide?
The Rye Historical Society will present “This Man’s A Spy!,” a family friendly concert inspired by the fateful encounter between American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John André, set for Wednesday, August 17th at the Timothy Knapp House, the oldest house in Westchester County. [Read more…] about ‘This Man’s A Spy!’ Free Concert at Knapp House, in Rye, NY
The Second World War saw an unprecedented number of young Americans serving in the Armed Forces. This led to a shortage of workers on the home front, the migration of families to industrial areas for work, challenging work conditions, and nationwide rationing. [Read more…] about World War Two On The Homefront Presentation in Kingston
According to a press release issued by DEC, in July, Environmental Conservation Officers in Orange County, NY received a tip from the Woodbury Police Department about a rattlesnake found dead in a driveway with its head cut off and rattle missing. [Read more…] about Orange County Man Ticketed After Killing Rattlesnake
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Andrew Porwancher, the Wick Cary Associate Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma and the Ernest May Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, joins Liz Covart to investigate the Jewish world and upbringing of Alexander Hamilton using details from his book, The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton (Princeton, 2021). [Read more…] about The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton
The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield and the Brigade of the American Revolution will host a reenactment of the Battle of Bennington on August 13th and 14th at Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site in the Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY. [Read more…] about Battle of Bennington Reenactment This Weekend