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Gloversville’s Carnegie library has rich history

December 8, 2014 As a kid, there were few places more magical to me than the Gloversville Library: the books that neatly lined the shelves of the children’s room, the muffled quiet and old book smell, and of course,... more »»

 
 
 
Fulton County had connection to film industry

November 24, 2014 When we think of the modern film industry, most of us immediately conjure visions of Hollywood with its glitz and glam (and, quite commonly, scandal). more »»

Woman was hanged in Johnstown in 1846

November 10, 2014 “In the name of almighty God, whose law I have broken, and in whose presence I must shortly appear, I testify the facts herein set forth, contain the truth and nothing but the truth. more »»

Bone Yard Gang had role in reservoir effort

October 27, 2014 The Great Sacandaga Lake, well-known throughout the state and beyond as a beautiful area, brings in plenty of seasonal visitors throughout the yea. more »»

Downtown Gloversville rose from the ashes

October 13, 2014 If you happen to take a stroll along Main Street in Gloversville and find yourself between Church and Middle streets, take a look up at the buildings on the west side of the street, across from the... more »»

Right to vote was debated locally

September 29, 2014 This past Tuesday, the 23rd, was National Voter Registration Day. more »»

Bloomer Girls battled on Parkhurst Field in 1914

September 15, 2014 It’s safe to say that almost every American knows the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” even if they’re not a baseball fan. Or, at least, we think we know it. more »»

Pop up museums boost connections in communities

September 1, 2014 On Aug. 23, Fulton County saw its first-ever pop up museum at the Gloversville Farmers’ Market. more »»

Tryon involved in plot to kidnap Washington

August 18, 2014 This is the second part of a two-part article on William Tryon. Part one can be found in the Aug. 4 edition of The Leader-Herald. more »»

Tryon name connected to former N.Y. governor

August 4, 2014 Many of you are familiar with the name Tryon. You probably have seen it when reading about the formerly state-owned Tryon Boys and Girls Center, now under county ownership. more »»

Nine Corner Lake tale important to county

July 21, 2014 If you take a visit to Nine Corner Lake in the town of Caroga on any given summer day, you’ll find a popular hiking and swimming spot for Fulton County residents and visitors alike. more »»

Love affair led to Johnstown murder attempt

July 7, 2014 It was just after 8 p.m. on July 2, 1885, when a Johnstown man came barreling into the city, horse’s hooves pounding furiously as he reached his destination. more »»

Healey’s Park in Perth was popular destination

June 23, 2014 A Saturday morning in the summer of 1924 dawns warm and muggy in Fulton County, promising an uncomfortably humid day ahead. more »»

Fulton County felt effects of D-Day invasion

June 9, 2014 The 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II was Friday, June 6. more »»

Sacandaga popular with the pious and the rowdy

May 26, 2014 It wasn’t that long ago that one could visit Sacandaga Park to take in a baseball game, catch a show in the open air theater, ride the roller coaster, spend time at the midway, or take a spin to... more »»

Parks were created with federal grant money

May 12, 2014 When I was a little girl growing up on Orchard Street in Gloversville, my great-grandfather often took me to the park around the corner. more »»

Humane societies have long history in U.S.

April 28, 2014 Most Fulton County residents are familiar with the great work done by the staff and volunteers at the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society on Nine Mile Tree Road in Gloversville. more »»

History researchers can find helpful resources

April 14, 2014 Historical research can be very rewarding, but it is also incredibly challenging. The tiniest piece of information can lead researchers down long paths with lots of branches to explore. more »»

Domestic employment was difficult for women

March 17, 2014 A look into almost any newspaper from the 19th and early 20th centuries will reveal a rash of “wanted” ads, almost all beginning with the generic: “Wanted — Girl to do housework. more »»

County had share of problems during Prohibition

March 4, 2014 Prohibition of alcohol in the United States did not begin with the ratification of the 18th Amendment in 1919. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Arts grants opportunities for 2014

October 8, 2013 Saratoga Arts has announced the following information about its 2014 grant program in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG) provides funding for arts & cultura... more »

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