19th century Ti — Wreath for Miss Urban
This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about news reported in 19th century weekly issues of the Ticonderoga Sentinel.
Miss Urban, an elementary school teacher, was “a favorite with all the scholars” at Union School.
On June 13, a “very pleasant” Saturday off from school, she took seventy elementary students on an excursion to Cold Spring.
“The little folks indulged in a picnic and a general good time in the wild woods. Eva Peck and Mary Jubert presented their teacher with an elegant wreath composed of fern and geranium leaves,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on June 20, 1874. “The occasion will not soon be forgotten.”
Among adult commuters on Lake Champlain, Capt. Belden, operator of the steamboat “Eddy,” was a favorite.
“Our citizens having business for a day at Whitehall find the Eddy a great convenience as it leaves the dock right here at our doors, as we may say, in the morning and returns in the evening. Capt. Belden is always accommodating and has an eye to the comfort of his passengers.”
In other June 20, 1874 Ticonderoga Sentinel news:
Lake George tourism was busy.
The geese on Lake Champlain were more plentiful than usual.
N.C. Bugbee began operating a bakery cart at Ticonderoga.
An article the editors read in Practical Farmer suggested eating celery was healthful for the nervous system.
The editors offered this advice: “A good name is the noblest pedigree, and closing the eyes the surest protection against worldly allurements.”
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