Century-old Ti — Poultry thieves on the run
This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.
The Ticonderoga Band was out of town, poultry thieves were on the run, and school teachers were running bases.
“The band boys had their annual blowout Tuesday evening,” The Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on Sept. 29, 1921. “They went out to the White House at Blue Ridge and enjoyed one of the big feeds for which ‘May’s’ is justly famous. After the supper the boys gave a concert at the Blue Ridge school house.”
There was a spontaneous foot race at 2 a.m. Sept. 24 when three men stole four geese from Mrs. Thomas McIntyre’s poultry yard.
“Her brother, Mr. O’Brien, was aroused and gave chase, but, outnumbered three to one, was unable to recover the geese, but he succeeded in learning the identity of the thieves.”
Later on Sept.24, Ticonderoga School Board members tied the faculty 7–7 in a baseball game at the annual board/faculty picnic at Black Point Road.
“At least it was a close, exciting game and many stellar plays were made, especially by the umpire.”
In other Sept.29,1921 Ticonderoga Sentinel news:
- The blast furnace at Port Henry received sufficient orders for pig iron to resume operation.
- Walter and Samuel Varney established a cigar-making business.
“Though it is still early to judge, they have every reason to believe that the venture will be successful. At present they are making cigars at their home on Defiance Street, but, if the business warrants, will later move into more convenient quarters.”
- Irene LaVigne of Albany, “who has a beautiful voice” sang a solo at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Sept. 25. She was in town for two weeks visiting William A. Briese, her uncle.
- Civil War veteran William Sartwell of Ironville died. The 87-year-old had been ill for some time.
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