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1861

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 →

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 →

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