Leader Heraldhttp://www.leaderherald.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 2 Sep 2014 17:34:15 EDTTue, 2 Sep 2014 17:34:15 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssLabor Day weekend events tied to local historyhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/569869.htmlWe generally believe history is composed of events occurring long ago, but two present-day Fulton County organizations will be creating fresh history this Labor Day weekend.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTDid Mountain Lake truly rival Sacandaga Park?http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/569078.htmlRecently a reader asked if Mountain Lake and its amusement pavilion ever seriously rivaled Sacandaga Park.Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTArea's woman balloonist was adventuroushttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/568340.htmlIn May 1972, Rome's Fort Stanwix Historic Site director sponsored a modern balloon ascension event. Utica's Daily Press quoted him explaining, "The whole thing started when we read about Carlotta Myers of Frankfort.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT'Aeronaut' thrilled onlookers at Sacandaga Parkhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/567650.htmlPostcard collectors have albums showing images of what our cities and valley looked like a century ago.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTSacandaga park was popular July 4 venuehttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/566945.htmlIn 1904, the average new home cost $5,350, about $135,693 in today's inflated economy. An average automobile cost $680. Almost 14,000 "horseless carriages" were manufactured, but there were only 141 miles of paved roads across America to drive on.Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT