The construction of a new 1,000-seat grandstand at the Washington County fairgrounds was completed on Sept. 12, 1887, just in time for the opening of the fair the next day.

“The new grand stand, which was erected by a company of enterprising citizens of Sandy Hill, is a marked addition…

This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about news reported in 19th century weekly issues of the Ticonderoga Sentinel.

News from Newcomb took a long time to reach Ticonderoga Sentinel readers in 1874.

“Business is dull, not one-half the lumbering is being done as formerly in this…

It is possible to set up a joke with a line other than “A man walks into a bar –” and still be funny.

“A Burlington reporter asked an actress if she had ever suffered from stage fright,” The Morning Star of Glens Falls punned on May 14, 1887. “She…

Farm animals and prize vegetables were not the only attractions at the 1887 Warren County Fair, held in that era at Glens Falls.

An exhibit of fine furniture, chinaware and art at Floral Hall included “Cupid Captures,” a marble statue that a Glens Falls resident brought back from a visit…

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY

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