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 [...]
Entries from January 2017
January 31st, 2017 · Comments Off
January 30th, 2017 · Comments Off
Entering Huletts Landing in the winter. Circa 1950′s.
January 29th, 2017 · Comments Off
Fort Ticonderoga’s historic 1826 Pell home, the Pavilion, with the garden behind it. (Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II – Click to see larger image.) The Ticonderoga International Paper Foundation has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant supporting a shoreline buffer garden designed to educate visitors on how native plants prevent erosion, provide a buffer on [...]
January 21st, 2017 · Comments Off
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” John Wooden
Tags: Our Neighbors
January 19th, 2017 · Comments Off
I don’t know if we’ll get any this year, but here is a great video of how to survive falling through the ice.
January 14th, 2017 · Comments Off
A postage paid order form to buy stamps by mail from the Huletts Post Office. OK, so while things are very quiet in Huletts right now, there is one constant of activity on the Landing. The Huletts Post Office. So if you’re going to be “in town” for a long weekend or even if you’re [...]
Tags: The Landing
January 11th, 2017 · Comments Off
The minutes from the December 2016 Dresden Town Board meetings were recently approved and have been posted on the town’s website. December Minutes The January minutes will not be approved until February and so on.
Tags: The Landing
January 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off
Rep. Elise Stefanik being sworn in by Speaker Paul Ryan. (Click image to see full-scale.) Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) was officially sworn in to represent New York’s 21st district in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 115th Congress.
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 [...]