19th century Fort Edward — losing a shirt factory

  • There was a new social club in town.
  • “There are prospects that S.H. Powers’ dancing school will be well patronized at Fort Edward. About fifteen couples have signified their interest in joining.” — The Morning Star, Oct. 30,1888
  • The gentlemen came to the aid of The Ladies Aid Society of Fort Edward Methodist Episcopal Church in preparing a charity dinner to raise funds to help the poor.
  • “A happier party could not be found,” The Morning Star reported Feb. 4, 1889 of a “hop” that the Acorn Grays social club held Feb. 2 at the Bradley Opera House in Fort Edward.

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY