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Famous Painting: The County Election, 1852

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The County Election, 1852 by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879). Oil on canvas. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo., Gift of Bank of America. (Click to see full-scale.) All the goings-on in Washington D.C. recently, reminded me of the famous painting shown above. “The County Election pictures the American democratic system in progress. The story [...]

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Tags: History · Our Neighbors

Now for Some History: 1950′s

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Entering Huletts Landing in the winter. Circa 1950′s.

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President Taft’s Visit to Fort Ticonderoga focus of Fort Fever Series Program January 8th

January 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off

President Taft speaks at Fort Ticonderoga during his visit on July 6, 1909. Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” begins on Sunday, January 8th, at 2 p.m. with “President Taft Comes to Ticonderoga,” presented by Director of Education, Rich Strum. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are [...]

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Tags: History · Ticonderoga

Top News Story of Huletts: 2016

December 30th, 2016 · Comments Off

Washington County highway department workers placing the new deck on the 6B bridge in Huletts Landing during June 2016. (Click image to see full-scale.) Since I’ve been writing here on the Huletts Current, I’ve gotten in the habit of recapping at the end of the year what I consider to be the top news story [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Now for Some History: 1919

December 29th, 2016 · Comments Off

The NY State Archives has an image in their collection of William C. Noble, fire observer, sitting in the doorway of a wooden shack used for observing the outbreak of forest fires on Black Mountain in 1919. It can be enlarged to see full-scale.

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Tags: Adirondacks · History · The Landing

Famous Supreme Court Case Has Local Connection

December 13th, 2016 · Comments Off

One of the most famous United States Supreme Court cases, Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962) (sometimes known as the school prayer case) has a significant local connection. William J. Vitale, Jr. was the School Board President of the school district that was involved in the case. Mr. Vitale was a summer resident of [...]

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Tags: History · National News · NY State · The Landing

Now for Some History: 1973

November 20th, 2016 · Comments Off

Recently a picture of an envelope was sent to me that had been addressed to an individual staying with Irene Philips. It was postmarked August 12, 1973 and was sent to the “Philips Hotel” in Huletts. I have previously posted pictures of the Philips property because it brings back memories of an earlier Huletts. While [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Link: Battle of Fort Ann Explained

November 14th, 2016 · Comments Off

The Battle of Fort Ann – July 8, 1777 – explained on: www.campaign1776.org.

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Tags: History · Ticonderoga · Washington County

Saturday Quote

November 12th, 2016 · Comments Off

“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.” Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

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Eight Years Old

November 9th, 2016 · Comments Off

Well, here it is November 9th. We have a new President-elect Trump and one doozy of a national election is now over. So today it’s time for some “real” news. Today is the day I celebrate the “birthday” of the Huletts Current. It’s now been exactly eight years since my first post in 2008. It’s [...]

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Tags: History · The Landing

Bits of Everything

September 24th, 2016 · Comments Off

Former Board Member Rejected by Voters Appointed to Whitehall School Board From Manchester Newspapers. How a Rembrandt Ended Up in Glens Falls From North Country Public Radio Painters Headed to Ticonderoga From the Sun Newspapers

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Tags: Adirondacks · History · NY State · The Landing · Ticonderoga · Washington County · Whitehall

New Book: The Battle of Lake George

September 7th, 2016 · Comments Off

The Battle of Lake George: England’s First Triump in the French and Indian War by William R. Griffith IV was released this past week. This is a great new release that sounds very intriguing. In the early morning of September 8, 1755, a force of French Regulars, Canadians and Indians crouched unseen in a ravine [...]

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Tags: History · Lake George

Now for Some History: July 1922

August 28th, 2016 · Comments Off

This postcard from July 20, 1922, depicting Huletts Landing, was mailed from Silver Bay NY. Sometimes the most interesting part of an old postcard is what was written on it. Many thanks to Russ Considine for providing this glimpse into the summer of 1922. Here is what was written on the back: “Have come to [...]

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Tags: History · Lake George

Bits of Everything

August 21st, 2016 · Comments Off

The Chronicle: Off-duty police officer from Cheektowaga was key to LG fatal boat crash investigation The Daily Beast: America Was 20 Minutes Away From Being French

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Tags: Adirondacks · History · Lake George