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Local History

Page history last edited by Mr. Hengsterman 2 years, 9 months ago

 


 

Local History Archives
Exploring the Rich History of NY's Capital Region 

 

Troy 1813 R.P.I and the Ferris Wheel


Ballston Spa 1832   Innovation in Knitting Industry led by Ballston Spa Man 


Ballston Spa 1849  Ballston Spa's law school attracted luminaries 


Troy 1860   The Rescue of Charles Nalle - Local reactions to the Fugitive Slave Law


Ballston 1861 The Journal was for Lincoln and against Slavery


Malta 1861 (via Washington DC)  First casualty in the Civil War was a man named Elmer Ellsworth who was born in the town in 1837


Albany 1861  Scholar reveals Lincoln's link to Albany


Troy 1863 Transcontinental Railroad Visionary, RPI graduate


Albany 1865 (via Washington DC) A Tragedy's Second Act 


Schenectady 1865  (via Washington DC) The Civil War Diary of Major Charles Frederick Lewis


Troy 1870  Catching Up With "Old Slow Trot"


Ballston 1876 (via Little Big Horn) The most famous battle ever fought on American soil, west of the Mississippi River.


Watervliet 1824 to 1883  Why Stanford isn't in Albany


Capital District 1900  Capital Region cities large and small were thriving on the industries that defined them


Ballston 1901  History Lesson: A president's, uh, future president's visits to Ballston

 

Troy 1924

 

Coeymans 1925

 

Albany 1928  Prohibition man falls in a hail of bullets

 

Capital District, 1933 Lasting impression  Franklin Roosevelt's enduring legacy.

 

Albany 1957 (via Little Rock) Witness to Civil Rights History 

 

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