Author Archives: Chris Leipfert

Local History Sketches Clarence E. Holden. CCXXXV David Wilson, Poet

In Dr. Hall’s book of his friends to which we have before referred there is a caricature of David Wilson with some verses written by Robert Turner. We are tempted to copy all verses, but will content ourselves with the last stanza: … Continue reading

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Transcript of a letter to Mrs. Morton from L. R. Lewis, Attorney at Law, Hudson Falls, N. Y. – March 29, 1962

Dear Mrs. Morton:                                                                           … Continue reading

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Transcript of a letter to Mrs. Morton from L. R. Lewis, Attorney at Law, Hudson Falls, N. Y. – November 8, 1961

Dear Mrs. Morton: I am much interested in Henry B. Northup, a lawyer of Sandy Hill who represented Joseph S. Brown, negro preacher and missionary to Liberia, in his action against Brown’s “presiding elder” in Liberia, for what we would now … Continue reading

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Title Unknown [October 7, 1971]

The historical heritage of a town and a village is not, nor should it be, in the hands of one person or single group of people. Pride in one’s native folklore and historical fact is an inherent characteristic. To strengthen … 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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Museum Opens for 18th Season [1976]

Skenesborough Museum is now officially open for its 18th season [in July 1976]. The theme “Whitehall – Navy, Lake, Canal, and Railroad” suggests the: type of exhibits displayed. The Navy Room in the new Judge John J. O’Brien Memorial wing … Continue reading

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