Category Archives: Animals

Bears – Wolves – Panthers 1775

What a contrast in viewing wild animals in 200 years. This past month [August / September 1975] a bear family has provided entertainment and some trepidation for a family with apple trees north of here. Of course the bears do not … Continue reading

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From the first Town Record Book 1805

In 1805 the town evidently had troubles with animals running loose. By-laws established that stallion colts, one year or older, should not run at large under penalty of $2; that rams should not run at large under penalty of $2; that hogs, … Continue reading

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(Title Unknown) November 1880

Affection can be held for a favorite automobile but it cannot match that for, an animal which saw long service to man. George Brett’s sorrel Tom died at the age of 15. He was a Hambletonian colt raised by Columbus. … Continue reading

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N.Y. State Agricultural Society, Vol. 1848 & 1849

From the story of Tryphena Wright and the sheep she kept at night in a hollowed tree, it is known that Whitehall early settlers raised sheep. One learned article on sheep declared that it was profitable to raise 100 animals on 100 … Continue reading

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A Sulky Racer 1850 – 1860

George lngalls was a well known horse trainer and driver in races, who had many adventures on the turf. He was a capable trainer and driver and very honest and straightforward. George had been a driver on the Southern Circuit … Continue reading

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[Horses] February 1874

Horses were a topic. There were two runaways of horses with cutters but no damage was done. At the Elbow on the ice, John Brett’s “Billy Button” won three heats of four from H. C. Hall’s “Sure Thing.” The proprietor … Continue reading

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Gleaning from Whitehall Chronicle in 1874

In the mid and later 1800s there were horse and stock farms around the village of Whitehall. There were many valuable horses owned and a stock breeding business. Some horses were owned by the farmers; others were pastured for out … Continue reading

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Some Horses in Whitehall In 1874

Interest in horses has increased lately in Whitehall as well, as in other parts of the country. An interesting TV program that has attracted many is called The American Horse and Horseman and appeals to the owners of Whitehall’s quarter … Continue reading

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[Ice Racing] December 1874

The ice racing season opened Monday 2 Dec. The ice is in excellent condition. The Whitehall Trotting association has already caused several tracks to be scraped, straight as arrows, to enable contesting horses to prepare themselves for the coming contest. … Continue reading

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[About Poultry] 1881

What do the words Brahmas, Leghorn, Spanish, Plymouth Rocks, Cochins, Golden Polish, Javas, Bolton Greys mean to you? How many people in Whitehall now wake up to chanticleer’s clarion or go out to the hen house for an egg to … Continue reading

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