The new book From Northville to Placid: Place Name History of New York’s Oldest Long Trail (Beechwood Books, 2021) by Erik Schlimmer, with foreword by James Appleton, features historical accounts of seventy of the named features along this 138-mile path through the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about New Adirondack History Book About The Northville-Placid Trail
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
This week on The Historians Podcast, Mike Hauser, author and Leader Herald columnist, has stories about major league manager Jack McKeon, Parkhurst Field and Moonlight “Doc” Graham from Fulton County baseball history. [Read more…] about Fulton County Baseball History (Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast, retired State Supreme Court Justice Robert Best chronicles the history of Johnstown’s 1772 Fulton County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse still in use in New York State. Meredith Best, an art teacher and the judge’s daughter, describes the artwork in a booklet on the courthouse history written by her father, which is scheduled for publication in February. [Read more…] about Fulton County’s 1772 Courthouse (Podcast)
Long-term plans for the Johnson Hall State Historic Site call for enhancements to more fully describe the historic role that the Mohawk and other Native peoples played in colonial-era New York. [Read more…] about State Parks Plans To Expand Native Legacy At Johnson Hall
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is retired Army Colonel Dave Cummings who discusses efforts to research St. Joseph’s Shrine and its nearby cemetery in the Adirondack hill town of Bleecker, NY.
Constructed in the 1850s, St. Joseph’s Church, torn down in 1919, was the first Roman Catholic Church built in Fulton County. [Read more…] about Researching Fulton County’s First Roman Catholic Church
Even during the summer’s pandemic, development submittals to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), which oversees land use in the Adirondack Park, have not slowed very much.
Case in point: the proposed developer of Woodward Lake in Fulton County has submitted additional information to the APA this month of July. The Agency has issued multiple requests for additional information since the applicant, New York Land and Lakes LLC of Oneonta, first submitted an application in 2018. Their plan is to subdivide an undeveloped 1,100-acre lake and forest near Northville in the Adirondack Park into 37 second home lots, driveways and onsite septic. There is no public water or sewer here and the applicant proposes none. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Developer Rejects Conservation Design
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Gloversville Leader Herald history columnist Peter Betz with a story about blackouts during World War II plus the tale of W.C. Porter, the absconding drummer and the story of a convicted man who convinced a friend to go to jail in his place. [Read more…] about World War II Blackouts in Fulton County
In the role of the glove industry in Fulton County is being explored in a series of displays and programs dubbed the Year of the Glove.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino, a Gloversville native, discusses the project. [Read more…] about Fulton County’s Year of the Glove Being Celebrated
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz has stories about a murderer who wanted to hang and a salesman who stole the goods he was supposed to sell. [Read more…] about Peter Betz’s Stories from Fulton, Hamilton Counties