Aviator got his start on local golf course

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Pioneer aviator Edward Bayard Heath tried to fly his first airplane at the Antlers golf course in Fort Johnson in 1910. Today, the golf course is called Rolling Hills.

Amsterdam’s hills lured bobsledders

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Being a city of hills, Amsterdam was ideal for the winter sport of bobsledding.

Black River Canal -- 'The Little Ditch'

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
The Black River Canal helped inspire Walter Edmonds to write his first historical novel, “Rome Haul.”

Young lovers murdered at Phillips Park

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Two young lovers were murdered Oct. 1, 1950, at Phillips Park in the town of Florida; a Schenectady man went to prison eight months later for killing them.

Charleston’s Machin was a war hero

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
When Gen. George Washington needed to get fortifications completed along the Hudson River highlands in 1777, he sought help from an English immigrant who would go on to become a leading citizen in the Mohawk Valley.

Johnstown museum remembers days gone by

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Bob Landrio and his wife, Deb, have created the Town Line Museum on Route 29 in Johnstown, which remembers the 1950s and ’60s with memorabilia ranging from jukeboxes and arcade games to Pez dispensers.

Amsterdam had its own Benedict Arnold

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Amsterdam’s Benedict Arnold died March 3, 1849, and likely was buried at a cemetery on Market Hill, according to research done by historian Christopher Philippo.

Boxers found second home in Speculator

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
World heavyweight champion James Joseph “Gene” Tunney trained for his most important fights in Speculator in the Adirondacks in the 1920s.

Remembering 2 who died in the line of duty

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Constable Madison Gage died in the line of duty in Amsterdam 130 years ago this month.

Book tells of Cyrus Durey’s remarkable life

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
A descendant of a Fulton County political leader and businessman has used manuscripts written by his ancestor to publish a book called “Frontiersmen of the Adirondacks: Economic Development in Early North America.”

‘Drums Along the Mohawk’ silent for now

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
“Drums Along the Mohawk, Outdoor Drama” has canceled four scheduled appearances this summer.

An American spy buried in Charleston

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
An American double agent in the Revolutionary War who gave his name to a popular restaurant in Saratoga Springs is buried in the Montgomery County town of Charleston.

Windmills a Dutch treat for Amsterdam

Friday, July 26, 2013
Dutch-style windmills have been used to symbolize Amsterdam through the years.

Train wreck more than a curiousity

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Scavengers and other curiosity seekers were a problem for state police when 33 cars of a New York Central freight train derailed two miles east of Fonda at 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1960.

Civil engineer also had love for history

Saturday, July 13, 2013
C. Robb DeGraff of Amsterdam supervised construction of the 1930 Batchellerville Bridge over the Sacandaga Reservoir.

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