Saturday, March 2, 2013
Everyone dressed up to go downtown.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
More than 2,000 people gathered in Johnstown for the funeral of Sir William Johnson on July 13, 1774.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
A group of concerned women started a home for needy children in Amsterdam in 1883. When it first opened, four children were taken in, but the numbers grew rapidly.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Historian Christopher K. Philippo of Glenmont had to consult the Oxford English Dictionary to explain a newspaper account of a burglary in Mayfield in 1914.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
In the 1940s the Amsterdam area could boast of several drum and bugle corps.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
Amsterdam resident James J. Sheridan has contributed memories of war hero John Blanchfield, who died last November at age 88.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013
Cousin George Henry Casabonne was a farmer, stonemason and factory worker who was famous for his long-range Mohawk Valley weather forecasts.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
The Sassafras Bird Sanctuary in Amsterdam opened in 1931, spearheaded by two formidable city institutions — the Century Club, composed of prominent women, and naturalist Walter Elwood.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
Private Michael Lynch, 20, a medical corpsman and former president of the high school drama club in Amsterdam, was bending down to tend to a wounded soldier in Vietnam when Lynch himself was killed by small arms fire March 15, 1969.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
This year’s columns included stories of two airplane crashes in Montgomery County.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
Three pioneer aviators, including a Gloversville native, died when their plane crashed into a buckwheat field near Rural Grove in the Montgomery County town of Root on Jan. 8, 1928.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012
Two years after the end of World War II, Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam published a small picture book, “Smoke: The Story of a Fight.”
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
A new movie is focusing attention on Abraham Lincoln and his political skills after being elected to a second term.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
A local couple trudged uphill through deep snow to a birthday party during one of the area’s worst snowstorms in February 1958.
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
John Joseph Blanchfield, who led more than a hundred prisoners of war to safety in 1945, died Nov. 3 at Albany’s veterans’ hospital. He was 88.