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It Could Have Been Sargent: The Naming of Sacandaga Reservoir

In April of 1930, the gates of the Conklingville Dam closed for the first time, beginning the process of flooding 27 miles of the Sacandaga Valley to create a new ...
Every Photo Has A Story

Every Photo Has A Story

George Laing Corliss Histories mysteries are so fascinating and solving them is rewarding. A group of photos were found in an antique shop recently and thankfully some were identified with ...

The Leland House – 275 Years Young

A historic marker along the Waterford Road denotes “Leland House: Raided by French and Indians in 1748, rebuilt in 1749, later the home of revolutionary patriot John Ten Broeck 1740-1822.” ...

WWII 27th Division Veteran Passes Away at 100

Wilfred L. “Spike” Mailloux, a World War II combat veteran I had befriended after interviewing him for an Associated Press story a decade ago, died on May 2 in the ...

A Bit of Colonie in Clifton Park

The Town of Colonie owns the Stony Creek Reservoir located in southern Clifton Park, just above Vischer Ferry. It was completed in 1953 at a cost of $1,800,000 and covers ...

The People Behind the Portraits

Hanging at the top of the main stairs at Brookside Museum is a pair of portraits. With them is a framed brooch which contains locks of hair. These portraits are ...

Henry Baker – Loyalist

by Sue Thompson | Sponsored by The Saratoga County History Roundtable Our home sits on a small knoll within sight of Round Lake on English Road in the town of ...

Ultimate Sacrifice: The Murder of State Trooper Roy Albert Donivan

While the tragic loss of Trooper Donivan occurred in October of 1923, the events that led up to his murder had their origin three years earlier with the enactment of ...
Walter Haslam Lewthwaite – Bacteriologist and Patent

Walter Haslam Lewthwaite – Bacteriologist and Patent

Walter Haslam Lewthwaite.Photo provided by The Saratoga County History Roundtable. Walter Haslam Lewthwaite. Photo provided by The Saratoga County History Roundtable. I would like you to meet a fascinating fellow– ...
Thoughts of a Waterford Canaller

Thoughts of a Waterford Canaller

Towing boats along the Waterford canals.Photo provided by The Saratoga County History Roundtable. John Shepard had been a canaller now for some time.  He had relocated to Waterford, New York, ...


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