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

Editor Tobin preached the gospel of economic development.

“We often hear people speak of Ticonderoga as a town destined to be one of manufacturing importance, spoken of with…


Seven businesses took out display ads in The Post-Star on Dec. 16, 1946 to congratulate Feigenbaum Cleaners on the opening of a new plant.

“Feigenbaum’s, the city’s oldest dry cleaning establishment, with 30 years of experience, has announced the opening of a new modern plant with entrances at 3 Fulton…


If Walter Grishkot, co-founder and long-time organizer of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, had been around in 1946, he could have offered the Sears & Roebuck Co. advice about how to manage crowds at Warren County airport.

Or, perhaps it would have been Joanie, Walt’s wife, the long-time methodical behind-the-scenes trouble…


Booking the National Symphony Orchestra three years previously was considered a risky venture for the Glens Falls Community Concerts Committee, Post-Star music columnist Brunnhilde Decker McCune wrote on Nov. 22,1946.

“At the time, some of the committee members admitted being ‘scared,’” McCune recalled.

Fears were put to rest when the…


This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.

A century ago, dramatic and comedic skills were among the necessary qualifications for school board members.

Or, perhaps those duties were delegated to spouses.

Ticonderoga Central school board members and their…


This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about the history of the garment industry in Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex counties.

It was a big sale for Glens Falls sewing machine dealer C.H. Hitchcock of Glens Falls, who sold 300 Wheeler & Wilson industrial sewing machines to…


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

Mr. Markee of Ticonderoga, pilot on the “elegant steamer ‘Vermont,’” had worked on Lake Champlain steamboats for 34 years and knew every landmark around the lake.

Mr. Rockwell…


World War I interrupted the opera career of baritone Enzo Serafini.

The European soldier survived multiple combat wounds, and lived to sing again, including a 1922 performance at Glens Falls.

“He served in the World War under the Italian flag and was wounded several times, sent to the hospital in…


A plethora of activities in Glens Falls on May 19, 1887 did not prevent First Baptist Church from drawing a large crowd for a recital to show off its new organ, a gift from the children of Augustus Sherman to the community.

“Last night was eventful — full of happenings…


This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.

Historic buildings at the Crown Point hamlet of Hammondville, where mines had been shut down, were being dismantled to use the materials elsewhere.

“Two old Hammondville, Crown Point, landmarks, relics of…

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY

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