19th century Crown Point — ‘The absorbing sport’

Maury Thompson
2 min readMay 13, 2024

It was baseball season at Crown Point.

“Baseball continues the absorbing sport,” the Crown Point Center correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Aug. 31, 1877. “A club from Moriah came down and beat the Stars of Crown Point, the captain from Moriah getting a finger split, or fractured. The None Such Club of Crown Point Center beat the Town Scrub 9 the other day in a closely contested game, score 21 to 20.”

In other 19th century Crown Point news collected from historic newspapers of the region:

  • “W. F. Turner and wife, who moved to Virginia a few weeks ago, have returned. They happened to be down there during the heavy rains and flood, and probably things looked rather dubious,” the Crown Point Center correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Dec. 14, 1877.
  • “General Hammond has erected a powerful windmill pumping apparatus over his well,” the Crown Point Center correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Aug. 31, 1877.
  • “The procession of potato wagons winding their way lakeward shows that if the bugs got half, the Crown Point farmers still have a good crop,” the Crown Point Center correspondent reported In the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Nov. 2, 1877. Messrs. Trimble & Buck, with Joiner, are loading several canal boats and buying largely here and in Moriah and Ti.”
  • “S. M. McIntyre has a new building completed to be used for a storehouse and blacksmith shop,” the Crown Point correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Dec. 7, 1877.
  • “Diphtheria is raging in adjoining towns, but not in this vicinity as yet, and it is hoped that we shall escape this terrible plague,” the Crown Point correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Dec. 7, 1877.
  • “That expert artist, Felix Willet, has recently finished an elegant sign which for beauty, finish and originality of design, would do credit to all artists,” the Crown Point correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel Dec. 14, 1877. “It is on daily exhibition in front of Monroe’s popular clothing store and will well repay a critical examination.”
  • “A. S. Carlisle has turned taxidermist. We saw some of his specimens the other day which were very lifelike and perfect as any city could put up,” the Crown Point correspondent reported in the Ticonderoga Sentinel on Dec. 14, 1877.

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Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY