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Mountain Lake Train wreck of 1902 was a collective community memory for all

September 29, 2016 Many people “remember” the Mountain Lake railroad disaster of 1902, though no one now living was around to witness it. more »»

Local Irish tailor made clothes for wealthy

September 5, 2016 While wealthy colonial- era citizens enjoyed custom tailoring, almost everyone else wore homemade clothing that itched, chafed, bagged up, was too hot in summer and not warm enough in winter. more »»

Frederic Remington has Fulton County ties

August 25, 2016 Cowboys astride wild-eyed horses, clouds of dust mushrooming at their hooves, running across a yellow plain underneath a cloudless blue sky; a Cheyenne Indian astride a galloping horse, cast in... more »»

Chamber music to come to downtown Gloversville for 2016-17

August 25, 2016 GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Business Improvement District, Gloversville Community Music and the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to bring a chamber music series t... more »»

Pooch plunge planned in Amsterdam pool

August 25, 2016 AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County SPCA sixth annual Pooch Plunge, sponsored by LaVilla Dog Works, is Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Park swimming pool on Locust Avenue. more »»

Summer theater had big role in Northville

August 8, 2016 Recently, I spent four nights a week in the sweltering auditorium at Northville Central School, just as I have every summer for the past many years, rehearsing for our summer musical. more »»

Many turned out for Aaron Burr’s Johnstown visit

June 20, 2016 “Hamilton,” the Broadway musical written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations last month. more »»

Time to bust myths about some local history

May 9, 2016 I believe that history is often more fascinating than fiction. Sometimes, though, stories are created, passed down through generations and become inseparable with fact. more »»

Kassons were strong supporters of city library

April 11, 2016 At the end of last year, the Gloversville Public Library was awarded a Regional Economic Development Council grant to make necessary upgrades and improvements to the historic 111-year-old Carnegie... more »»

Comstock designed iconic local buildings

March 14, 2016 There’s no denying that Fulton County has some beautiful buildings. Not only that, but there’s a great representation of a variety of eras and styles of architecture, as well. more »»

Quilt’s origin traced to Fulton County Infirmary

February 15, 2016 When a loved one dies, family members are often tasked with cleaning out the home or apartment, sorting through the material items left behind and selling, donating or giving away. more »»

Spiritualist church had presence in county

January 18, 2016 If you opened an issue of a local paper anytime between 1916 and 1963, chances are you may have spotted a notice from the First Spiritualist Church of Gloversville — perhaps they were advertising on... more »»

Decorated soldier had connection to area

December 7, 2015 As so often happens while doing historical research, I was looking into a specific topic and stumbled, totally on accident, onto another that caught my eye. more »»

Lively fairgrounds once stood in Johnstown

November 9, 2015 It’s difficult to imagine a horse race taking place in the middle of Johnstown, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, a horse track was laid out in the area near present-day Townsend Avenue and... more »»

Murders in Broadalbin shocked community

October 12, 2015 Late on the evening of July 28, 1938, a huge barn fire drew the residents of Mills Corners in Broadalbin out of their homes. The flames lit up the night sky for several miles around. more »»

Eaton led local concerts, wrote military music

September 14, 2015 Fulton County has long been home to talented musicians and performers; many of us have enjoyed live music by the Gloversville Civic Band and the Johnstown Citizens band, among many others. more »»

Loyalist raid claimed life of Putman and son

August 17, 2015 Just along Route 29, just before Hales Mills Road Extension meets the highway, is a historic marker along the side of the road at the tree line. more »»

Gloversville was home to busy record plant

July 20, 2015 I’m sure many readers remember the days of listening to their favorite tunes by putting a 45 on the record player, dropping the needle, and bopping along to The Beatles or Connie Francis or whatever... more »»

Gloversville airport was established in 1928

June 8, 2015 For thousands of years, humans have desired to conquer the sky. more »»

Ku Klux Klan was active in Fulton County

May 11, 2015 When most of us think of the Ku Klux Klan, we imagine groups of hooded men burning crosses and terrorizing areas in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and other southern states. more »»



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