Category Archives: Doris B Morton

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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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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