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Pearl Harbor: Voices from the past

Pearl Harbor: Voices from the past

Revisiting the stories WWII veterans shared with The Daily Gazette 25 years ago.

SCHENECTADY

Servicemen's stories of Pearl Harbor as told in 1991

George G. Wonders and Susanna Kitts Sherwood felt the power and fury of the Rising Sun on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.

Firsthand accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Firsthand accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor

George G. Wonders and Susanna Kitts Sherwood felt the power and fury of the Rising Sun on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.

Schenectady turned its eyes to war after Pearl Harbor

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady turned its eyes to war after Pearl Harbor

On Dec. 6, 1941, a Saturday and the day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, there was plenty of war news in the Schenectady Gazette.

Ancient beasts roamed this secret spot in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif.

Ancient beasts roamed this secret spot in Death Valley

"The Barnyard," a remote canyon in Death Valley National Park, is one of the largest, most diverse and well-preserved deposits of prehistoric mammal and bird tracks known to exist.

Jenks getting busy portraying Father of the Constitution

Jenks getting busy portraying Father of the Constitution

Kyle Jenks wasn’t sure that portraying a Founding Father like James Madison was something he could pull off.

Pearl Harbor's 75th anniversary: share your memories with us

CAPITAL REGION

Pearl Harbor's 75th anniversary: share your memories with us

The attack on Pearl Harbor took place 75 years ago next month, and The Daily Gazette hopes people will share their memories with us.

Stanton's life-long fight celebrated

JOHNSTOWN

Stanton's life-long fight celebrated

The "intellectual matron of the women’s suffrage movement" was born in Johnstown 201 years ago yesterday.

Trump, Clinton made stops in Capital Region in 1989, 2000

CAPITAL REGION

Trump, Clinton made stops in Capital Region in 1989, 2000

Back then, there was no talk about the presidency — just horses and bicycles.

Reader request: reflections on Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

Reader request: reflections on Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

Share your story with the rest of the Capital Region and beyond.

Events honor the state's political past in week leading up to election

CAPITAL REGION

Events honor the state's political past in week leading up to election

If you’re a political junkie who’s had more than enough of the 2016 presidential election brouhaha, there are other things to do than watching cable news.

Smithsonian appoints its first religion curator since the 1890s

WASHINGTON

Smithsonian appoints its first religion curator since the 1890s

Soon to be on exhibit: a Muslim text written by a slave, and a Bible from which Thomas Jefferson cut out the parts he didn't believe in.

Oldest map of New York to go on market for $10m

NEW YORK

Oldest map of New York to go on market for $10m

On a Tuesday in mid-October, the most expensive map ever to hit the market was sitting on the floor of an empty office on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Antique dolls: reflections of an earlier time

Antique dolls: reflections of an earlier time

Ursula Mertz knows a lot about dolls, so don’t tell her they’re nothing but a toy.

Smithsonian African American Museum uplifts, upsets

WASHINGTON

Smithsonian African American Museum uplifts, upsets

To paraphrase the preacher: It’s here at last, here at last. And it’s more than just impressive. It’s a data-packed, engrossing, mood-swinging must-see.

Event celebrates Schenectady’s black history

Event celebrates Schenectady’s black history

When Marsha Mortimore’s first foray into local black history ran into a few dead ends, she wasn’t quite sure where to turn. Then she walked into the Grems-Doolittle Library at the Schenectady County Historical Society.

He tried to check out a Robert E. Lee book from the library and got jailed instead

RICHMOND, Va.

He tried to check out a Robert E. Lee book from the library and got jailed instead

Wyatt Tee Walker is one of the few civil rights movement strategists still alive. Walker, who would later serve as chief of staff for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was arrested 17 times for challenging segregation in Virginia and other parts of the South.

National Parks turn 100 and they're showing their age

National Parks turn 100 and they're showing their age

The National Park System is turning 100 - but the system faces a $12 billion maintenance shortfall that's left everything from bridges to restrooms in disrepair. Is there a way to fix it?

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

A new rest area opened Thursday on the New York State Thruway to provide travelers a chance to take a break from driving, eat food produced in the Mohawk Valley, and sit in the grass while they watch the day-to-day operations of a lock on the Erie Canal.

Longtime community leader Malinda Myers dies at 96

SCHENECTADY

Longtime community leader Malinda Myers dies at 96

The way Malinda Myers explained it to Marilyn Bisgrove, Schenectady never really wanted a college.

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