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“Lansingburgh Man Plays in New Role” (1944)

LANSINGBURGH MAN PLAYS IN NEW ROLE — Carl O’Bryan Has Appeared in Several Movies. Carl O’Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry O’Bryan of 40 124th Street, who has appeared in several moving pictures, plays the part of a soldier… Continue Reading →

Grave blankets

Requiescat in Pace BY K.D.S. Written For The Troy Times. These lines were suggested by the myrtle covered graves, protected with boughs of evergreen from the cold of winter, To-day as I wandered through Oakwood, Where we lay our loved… Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Coffee (1861)

In 1861 Our Little Paper of Lansingburgh reprinted a recipe for a coffee substitute possibly taken from the American Agriculturalist magazine, as the latter credited it to a reader while the former (otherwise verbatim) did not. The Troy Daily Whig… Continue Reading →

Fair Warning on Fair Use

☞ If the Gazette continues to copy Lansingburgh Items from the Troy Times, its editor will wake up some morning and find himself famous. The last Gazette contained more local news obtained from that source, than has appeared in its… Continue Reading →

A Handful of Coffin Nails

A gentleman at Lansingburg, N. Y. has discovered that tobacco can be so cultivated there as to be equal to the best cultivated in Cuba for segars, simply by pulling off the leaves when only partly grown. The Genius of… Continue Reading →

“Guiltless Poverty No Disgrace” (1854)

For the Lansingburgh Democrat. GUILTLESS POVERTY NO DISGRACE. Ponder it well O ye, who blessed with store, Regard with score the abject, suffering poor; In tattered garb what though thy brother be, No shame to him pertains, but rather thee;… Continue Reading →

“Monument Unveiled: Fifteenth Ward’s Tribute to Service Men” (1919)

MONUMENT UNVEILED — FIFTEENTH WARD’S TRIBUTE TO SERVICE MEN. — Two Thousand Attend Impressive Exercises in Lansingburgh—Tablet on Granite Base in Front of Unitarian Church—Memorials for Families of Dead Heroes—Speech of Secretary of State—Letters From Generals Pershing and O’Ryan. The… Continue Reading →

Lansingburgh and World War I honor rolls

LANSINGBURGH. — Flag With Eleven Stars Dedicated at First Methodist Church—Addresses by Former Pastor and District Attorney—Other News of the Section. The First Methodist Church at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon contained a large audience at the service flag presentation, which… Continue Reading →

Lansingburgh suffragist Emeline Smith Hicks (1816-1903)

Emeline Smith Hicks (1816-1903) Oakwood Cemetery section F lot 142 grave 2 MARRIED, In Ghent, Columbia County, on the 1st instant, by the Rev. Mr. Lester, Mr. Martin W. Hicks, of Troy, to Miss Emeline Smith, of the former place…. Continue Reading →

Popcorn, Lemon Beer, and Root Beer: Refreshments and Reproachments

If circumstances were wanted to furnish proof of the littleness of Troy, it can be found in the fact that its citizens got a law passed by the last legislature allowing them to tax the county to raise their Recorder’s… Continue Reading →

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