19th century Ti — Cotton mill workers honor veterans

  • The Sentinel, with that issue, began using an engraving of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga as part of its masthead,
  • Ethan A. Allen, grandson of the “Hero of Ticonderoga,” wrote in a letter that he regretted not being able to attend the recent celebration of the centennial of Allen’s capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
  • Editor’s wish: “It would be a pleasure to many to see anew hotel going up in this place.”
  • Churning feat: “A.M. Bradley recently made twenty pounds of butter from one cow in eleven days.”
  • Charlie Thatcher was hired a baggage master on the steam boat Minne-Ha-Ha. — “Charlie can fill the bill.”
  • Property improvements: “New steps and a fine fence improve the appearance of the Methodist Church. … George Weed is improving his fine place with a new fence,”
  • Quotable: “An eminent printer was once asked what he mixed his paints with in order to produce so extraordinary an effect. ‘I mix them with my brains, sir,’ was his reply.”

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

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Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY