Monthly Archives: December 2013

Railroads 1848 – 1915

An interesting bit of railroad history was related when 1915 Eli S. Terry “Ted” received notice in the Albany Press for his Forty Year Medal as an engineer. Mr. Terry began railroad work in 1848 at 12 years of age. … Continue reading

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A Will of 1839

When high school students study the works of Shakespeare they tend to be hilarious when they learn that a feather bed was a prized possession to be willed to a wife. They do not know how many goose feathers are … Continue reading

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Autograph Books

Autograph Books were an ideal gift for a female in one’s life during the 19th century. Highly decorated or plain, expensive or not, the books were to be filled by friends or acquaintances of the owner who avidly sought signatures … Continue reading

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Anniversary bells for Mr. and Mrs. George Hyatt

Anniversary bells today for Mr. and Mrs. George Hyatt. ********************** Whitehall is now a National Bicentennial Community. With the official flag and certificate presentation to come, the community will be farther along with the plans that have been formulated to … Continue reading

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Whitehall’s Bicentennial

This year 1975 will see the start of the observance of Whitehall’s part in this Republic’s national observance of its Bicentennial. This is the opportunity for Whitehall’s heritage to be written loud and clear, to be let out of obscurity … Continue reading

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The D&H in Capture Days

Vice President James Colpoys and Supervisor of Special Services Ellyn Freeman have arranged to have the D&H Spirit of Freedom, Engine 1776, and a baggage car on display in the railway yard during Capture Days May 9 and 10. Personnel … Continue reading

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Railroad [1975]

Whitehall has been a railroad town since 1848 when the Saratoga and Whitehall line reached here from the south, and “railroaders” as the people in that occupation have been known are an important, community-minded group of citizens. Delaware and Hudson … Continue reading

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Washington County Agricultural Fair [1975]

Many are now wending their way this week to Greenwich to attend the oldest chartered agricultural county fair in the Northeast. It also has the distinction of having the largest agricultural machinery display in New York State, second only to … Continue reading

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