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Capital Region Scrapbook: (No) Clash of the titans

Capital Region Scrapbook: (No) Clash of the titans

They would have talked about the game for decades. Two undefeated Schenectady high school powerhouses would meet for their annual Election Day rumble in 1954.

Scrapbook: Preschoolers dressed adorably for Halloween ’95

Scrapbook: Preschoolers dressed adorably for Halloween ’95

Capital Region Scrapbook is so cute today, it’s scary.

Family, ALCO museum spar over model tank

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Family, ALCO museum spar over model tank

A model of a tank designed and manufactured at ALCO in Schenectady is the center of a dispute over where it should be best displayed.

Scrapbook: Wallace’s among big department store draws downtown

Downtown Schenectady had plenty of choices for shopping during the 1950s and ’60s. Wallace’s was among the department stores that received visitors every day. People shopped for baseballs, beach balls, ties, table cloths, blankets, blouses and doll houses. And hundreds of other items.

SCHOHARIE

Village of Schoharie gets $10,000 for historic survey

The village of Schoharie on Friday received $10,000 for a survey of historic structures, the first step toward the creation of a National Register Historic District in the village.

Scrapbook: Famous and everyday people in Cudmore book

Scrapbook: Famous and everyday people in Cudmore book

The George Senator story -- he was Jack Ruby's Dallas roommate -- is one of the lost links to famous people packed into Bob Cudmore’s new paperback book, “Lost Mohawk Valley.” The author also writes of the "real people" who worked in the mills around the area.

Schenectady chapter of Sons of Italy celebrating 100 years

Schenectady chapter of Sons of Italy celebrating 100 years

The Order Sons of Italy in America was established in the Little Italy section of New York City during the summer of 1905. By 1915, the Sons were working in Schenectady. This month the group — Gabriele D’Annunzio Lodge 321 — will observe its 100th anniversary.

WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany

ALBANY

WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany

The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to a World War I hero from Albany will be put on temporary display in his hometown.

Remains of 18th-century slaves to be reburied in Menands

ALBANY

Remains of 18th-century slaves to be reburied in Menands

The skeletal remains of more than a dozen 18th-century African-American slaves unearthed in upstate New York a decade ago will be reburied.

Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day

ROTTERDAM

Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day

It was school picture day for Nellie Quick’s second grade class at the Draper School. Kids dressed for success on Nov. 7, 1955.

Lower river level reveals old piers from Glens Falls' timber heyday

GLENS FALLS

Lower river level reveals old piers from Glens Falls' timber heyday

The foundations of old Hudson River piers used decades ago during the lumber heyday in the Adirondacks are being revealed as the water level is lowered for a project.

New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.

Scrapbook: In '69, Blue Condition top band in teen dance series

ROTTERDAM

Scrapbook: In '69, Blue Condition top band in teen dance series

In Rotterdam, The Blue Condition was one of the boss bands of 1970. The guys, led by Lou Ventresca, were one of the groups featured during a series of teen summer dances at Elks Lodge 2157 on Curry Road.

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

Scrapbook: Schenectady Yacht Club celebrating 75 years

REXFORD

Scrapbook: Schenectady Yacht Club celebrating 75 years

A group of local boat enthusiasts first gathered as the Schenectady Boat Club in 1919. The Hyde brothers’ boathouse at the foot of Washington Avenue in Schenectady became the first meeting place. The renamed Schenectady Yacht Club is celebrating 75 years in mid-September.

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

BOSTON

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

Family relationships of some of America's most famous citizens are now just a mouse click away thanks to Ancestry.com.

Mechanicville WWII vet spread news of Japan's surrender

MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville WWII vet spread news of Japan's surrender

A young sailor from Mechanicville was a shipboard radioman helping news organizations get the word out to the world that the Japanese had officially surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945.

Still seeing red: 2 Mont Pleasant classes set for reunion

Still seeing red: 2 Mont Pleasant classes set for reunion

There will be stories, hugs and handshakes when Mont Pleasant’s classes of 1965 and 1966 gather for 50- and 49-year reunions late next month.

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

NEW YORK

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank

GLENVILLE

Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank

Ronnie Quinn is reupholstering the seats in a Korean War-era Army tank at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. “She wanted it all pink, but we said no,” joked fellow volunteer Tom Urquhart.

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