Caroline Gilkey Rogers was a suffragist who lived in Lansingburgh; for some more information about her beyond the below, see “A New Historical Marker for Lansingburgh!” The Courier. March 2017. 4. http://lansingburghhistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LHS-courier-March-2017.pdf A SPINSTER FOR GOVERNOR. — LINDA GILBERT NOMINATED… Continue Reading →
AUTOMOBILE SUNDAY. — Unusual Service Planned by Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Automobile Sunday will be observed next Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church [now http://www.cornerstoneccl.org ]. All members of the congregation who owns cars will drive them to… Continue Reading →
—Last evening a horse driven by Bedford Perry became frightened by an automobile and ran away. At [One Hundred] Twentieth Street and Fifth Avenue the carriage was overturned and the occupant thrown out without being injured. The horse was captured… Continue Reading →
Another Troy Times art section photo of a Lansingburgh home circa 1907.
Rare Francis Scott Key Fourth of July Oration Given to State Library By ARTHUR POUND, State Historian A notable addition to New York’s famous collection of Fourth of July orations has recently been made by the Hon. Jesse Merritt, historian,… Continue Reading →
Two months after the United States entered World War I, a 20-year-old college student started working as a machinist in Building 23 at General Electric Co.’s sprawling industrial campus in Schenectady. His name was Wendell King, and by all accounts… Continue Reading →
The blog Melvilliana noted that Captain Edward C. Williams‘ “South Sea Whaling Voyage” presentation tour had at least one newspaper praising Herman Melville’s whaling scene, something apparently narrated by Capt. Williams. Pages 10-11 and 21-22 of Williams’ book quote passages… Continue Reading →