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Gymnasts’ New Year (1861)

☞ GYMNASIUM.—We understand that Prof. Fields and several members of our Gymnasium, accepted the invitation extended them by Mr. Lally, Secretary of the Lansingburgh Gymnasium, to pay a visit on New Year’s Eve. They returned about 11½ o’clock, well pleased… Continue Reading →

Roasting the chestnut “Beautiful Snow” over an open fire

Once I was Pure. — Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, Filling the sky and the earth below! Over the house-tops, over the street, Over the heads of the people you meet, Dancing, flirting, skimming along; Beautiful snow, it can… Continue Reading →

“Moonlight on Diamond Rock” by William Ross Wallace (1860)

MOONLIGHT ON DIAMOND ROCK.* — BY WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE. — In such a glorious night as this, did COLE, The bard of colors, on this glittering rock Talk with the scenes around, below, above, And for his canvas play the… Continue Reading →

John M. Van Buskirk and the rescue of Charles Nalle (1860)

For information about Charles Nalle, a “fugitive slave,” and his rescue in Troy involving Harriet Tubman, see e.g. “Walkabout: The Rescue of Charles Nalle — A Troy Story” by Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris). March 18, 2014. What follows… Continue Reading →

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