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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January 31st, 2017 · No Comments
January 30th, 2017 · No Comments
Entering Huletts Landing in the winter. Circa 1950′s.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
November 14th, 2016 · Comments Off
The Battle of Fort Ann – July 8, 1777 – explained on: www.campaign1776.org.
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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