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Bullets, Booze, Bootleggers, and Beer: The Story of Prohibition in Northern New York
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$32
Description: Here for the first time is a complete look at Prohibition in northern New York: the shootings, killings, wild pursuits, gunplay at levels never seen before or since, corrupt lawmen, scofflaws, stills, Bootleg Kings, border runners, humorous incidents, ingenious smuggling techniques, hundreds of speakeasies, thousands of arrest stories, and more. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


Plattsburgh's Military Heritage: A Pictorial History
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$19.99
Description: During its 200-year history, the Plattsburgh Military Reservation has been home to three branches of the United States military—army, navy, and air force—as well as a college. The Plattsburgh Military Reservation covers the history of the military installation from 1812 to the present and includes a discussion of the progress made by the Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation (PARC) since closure of the air base. The valuable historical information is enhanced by 223 photos, maps, and other illustrations. The book was printed through a grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership. A 10% discount applies for members. Authors: Dr. Richard B. Frost, Melissa A. Peck


Clinton County Memories II: The 1940s, 1950s and 1960s
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$29.99
Description: This heirloom-quality coffee-table book features a glimpse of Clinton County from 1940-1969 with a brief reprise of the early years, through stunning historic photos. In addition to images carefully selected from the archives of our partners, we are thrilled to include photographic memories from readers of the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. Author: The Plattsburgh Press-Republican


Welcome to the Witherill: A retrospective on Plattsburgh’s landmark hotel and the family who owned it
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Description: The home away from home for presidents, governors and senators, the Witherill Hotel in Plattsburgh was a family-owned yet high-toned mainstay for travelers and North Country residents alike. Susan Howell Hamlin, whose family owned the Witherill well into the 1960s, takes a nostalgic look at the once bustling centerpiece of a thriving, bygone downtown. Author: Susan Howell Hamlin


The Clinton County Suffrage Story
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Description: Celebrating a century of women’s right to vote, CCHA Director Helen Allen Nerska has compiled a fascinating history of the county’s vital role in the fight for equal rights. The book highlights not only the famous figures, such as Susan B. Anthony, who visited the region to drum up support for the cause, but home-grown heroes, including Inez Milholland, a national figure whose local ties helped turn the tide. Four SUNY Plattsburgh students contributed to this booklet with further research on the County’s Suffrage struggle. The booklet was printed through a grant from the Plattsburgh Noon Rotary. Author: Helen Allen Nerska


Clinton County Civil War Record 1861-1865
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$75
Description: This 606-page, two-volume set, created by CCHA’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee through a grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership , is the most comprehensive work of its kind, featuring the names of over 5,600 Civil War veterans who either enlisted or are buried in Clinton County. The book is divided by towns and then regiment and has a 35-page index. The book was printed through a grant from the Champlain Valley Heritage Partnership. Members receive a 10% discount. Authors: Julie Dowd, Geri Favreau and Robert St. John


William H. Miner - The Man and the Myth
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$25
Description: In this meticulously researched book, the author brings to life William H. Miner (1862-1930), a businessman, agriculturist, philanthropist, and visionary of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Orphaned at ten, he grew up on a humble homestead near Chazy, went west to make his fortune on the railroad, climbing from bridge carpenter to creator of a leading railroad appliance company in Chicago, before returning to Chazy to transform the old Miner homestead into a 15,000-acre fairyland farm, and building a famous rural school, a state-of-the-art hospital and hydroelectric dams to bring the magic of electricity to the area. Author: Joseph C. Burke


The Secrets of Crab Island
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$15.95
Description: Featuring almost 100 photos, maps and illustrations, this important book details the fascinating history of the important Lake Champlain transportation corridor as seen through the history of Crab Island. Discover the remarkable story of this tiny island (and Lake Champlain itself) from prehistoric times until today. Learn about the continuing efforts of modern-day patriots as they work for the preservation and recognition of this small, but significant limestone island in historic Lake Champlain. Author: James P. Millard


America’s First World War-The French & Indian War 1754-1763
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$15
Description: According to some, the first “World War” wasn’t truly fought in the trenches of Western Europe in 1917-1918. Rather, it was fought much closer to home for America. Todish tells the tale of the most important conflict of the 18th century, the French and Indian War, which determined once and for all which power would dominate in North America, England or France. Author: Timothy J. Todish


Nature’s Frolic Hour-Appreciating Lake George
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108
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$10
Description: The picturesque scenery of Lake George taught Americans what it meant to be part of a new nation, overflowing with beauty and potential. People have flocked here for decades to experience awe in the face of Nature, to restore their bodies and minds, and to play in the most remarkable of lakes. This exquisitely illustrated book explores the history of this area; a place that’s so pristine that it inspired some of the country’s first conservation efforts. Author: Virginia Westbrook


Adirondack Family Time-Champlain Valley
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$17.95
Description: This guide to the North Country is filled to the brim with hikes, beaches, waterfalls, museums, games, snowshoeing, skiing, performing arts, maps, trivia and much more. With over 300 year-round activities for the Adirondack Coast, this book is a complete guidebook for the towns of Plattsburgh, Willsboro, Essex, Westport, Port Henry, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. And best of all its specifically designed with the family in mind so everyone from children to the elderly is taken into account. Author: Diane Chase


Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps-History, Memories & Legacy
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Description: One of the many programs created by Franklin Roosevelt during his New Deal was the Civilian Conservation Corps. Operating from 1933 to 1942, this organization provided unskilled manual labor to young men and veterans which helped the conservation of the environment and the development of natural resources in rural areas. This book details the tremendous improvements that the CCC made to the Adirondack Mountains, allowing the area to be enjoyed by millions to this day. Author: Martin Podskoch


More Days Away
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107
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$25
Description: Let this book be your guide for days away in the North Country. Whether you want to stay in New York or make a trip to New England or Canada, provided here are many wonderful locations for history, the arts, and the great outdoors. Of course, it is always attractive to travel greater distances to more exotic places, but as Frost argues, it is incredibly valuable to also see what’s closer to home in order to ground ourselves in our communities. Author: Richard B. Frost


Adirondack: Of Indians and Mountains, 1535-1838
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Description: Originally named by the Mohawk people, the Adirondack Mountains have an incredibly interesting story. From 1535 to 1838, Sulavik covers it all in depth. Between Champlain, the beaver wars, and coureur des bois, there’s hardly a dull moment in this generously illustrated historical saga. Author: Stephen B. Sulavik


Adirondack Outlaws – Bad Boys and Lawless Ladies
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Description: The Wild West has long been a popular image in America, however the less popular North also has had its fair share of wild outlaws. Just as the Adirondacks were being torn between different images of what it might become, a rural backwoods for small town farmers, a playground for rich people’s vacations, a pristine park where nature could be preserved, or a resource rich area to be exploited, infamous criminals ran about through the tangled mess. Enclosed in this book are the stories of all the top thieves, gangs, murderers, and manhunts from the region. Author: Niki Kourofsky


Adirondacks, A History of the (2 Vol. Set)
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$45
Description: Adirondacks, A History of the (2 Vol. Set) Prior to this two-part history of the Adirondack Mountains, much of the region’s story had been scattered across guidebooks, pamphlets, and newspaper articles. In 1921, Alfred Donaldson sought to bring all this into a comprehensive and cohesive history. The first volume begins the story with Samuel de Champlain’s 1609 exploration into the area and the second volume ends it with legal attempts at conserving the Adirondacks in the 1910s and 1920s. Author: Alfred L. Donaldson


Altona Flat Rock, The History Of (Silver Ann. Ed.)
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Description: The Altona Flat Rock is a spectacular site of natural beauty. And alongside its beauty is a dramatic and remarkable story that ties both into ancient glaciers as well as into the modern inhabitants of the North Country. Follow this story in this well photographed book. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


American Civil War 1861-1865 – Unusual Facts and Legends, etc.
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$12.95
Description: Over 160 years ago the United States was transformed by a grueling and identity defining conflict between the Union and the seceding Confederate States. Within this book are many little known facts, legends, and interesting accounts about the Civil War. You may not have seen any of this in your history books but never the less these fascinating little tidbits of information are true. Author: Stephen R. Allen


Among Friends: A Quaker Boy at the Battle of Plattsburgh
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$10.95
Description: This work of historical fiction explores the life of 13 year old Elijah Hoag from the Quaker settlement of Peru Union. He questions his faith before meeting the boys of Aikin’s Volunteer Rifle Company who are defending the North Country from a British invasion in 1814. Through his experiences at the Battle of Plattsburgh, Elijah learns that he can embrace being a Quaker and still follow his dreams. Author: Stephen B. Woodruff


Arundel
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106
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$16.95
Description: This classic work of historical fiction tells the story of Steven Nason, a soldier in the Continental Army from the settlement of Arundel in Maine. In 1775 he accompanies the notorious Colonel Benedict Arnold on a grueling voyage up the Kennebec River and through the wild North Woods. Through Nason’s eyes, we see the hardships endured by Arnold’s men, their courage, and Arnold’s own noble character in the days before his infamous treachery. Author: Kenneth Roberts


Clinton County-Images of America
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$21.99
Description: After its first permanent settlement following the voyages of Samuel de Champlain, Clinton County has had a long history filled with crucial battles as well as key contributions to social justice movements like the Underground Railroad. Likewise, it has a strong community culture tied together by family traditions and religious celebrations. Explore all of this with a photo collection compiled by county historian Anastasia L. Pratt.


Averill, H.K. Sr., Journal of (Hard Cover)
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Description: Born in the town of Peru in 1798, Henry Ketchum Averill lived through a tumultuous period in the history of Clinton County. Serving in a volunteer rifle company during the Battle of Plattsburgh, he was honored with a commemorative rifle by the U.S. Congress. For generations his journal was passed down from parent to child but finally after around two centuries it was transcribed and published by Keith A. Herkalo.


Barton’s, The- Physicians of the North Country
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$1
Description: Some families seem to be inseparable from a certain professional field, whether it be politics, education, or business. With generations of notable figures such as Clara Barton, Dr. Lyman Barton, and Dr. Lyman Guy Barton Sr., the Barton clan seems to be intertwined with the medical field. This pamphlet tells the story of the North Country branch of this brilliant family and their contributions to the area. Author: Eugene P. Link


Bastions on the Border-Great Stone Forts at Rouses Point on Lake Champlain
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$19.95
Description: This work examines the remarkable story of the crucial fortifications on the Lake Champlain border between the United States and Canada. For the first time, the true tale of Fort “Blunder” and Fort Montgomery is explored in detail. Filled with pictures and diagrams, this book is a must read for students of lake history, fortification buffs, and locals alike. Author: James P. Millard


Beaumont, William MD 1785-1853, Bicentennial of
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$6.95
Description: In 1785 a baby was born who would grow up to be an extraordinary man with a large impact on the history of Clinton County. This was William Beaumont, a skilled doctor who both served bravely in the Battle of Plattsburgh and also made tremendous strides in the understanding of the physiology of the stomach. Two hundred years after his birth, in 1985, the Fourth Champlain Valley Symposium, whose proceedings are recorded in this book, was dedicated to him and his accomplishments. Authors: Bruce A. Butterfield, James C. Dawson, Eugene P. Link


Beaver Tales – Trappers, Traders, Mountain Men & Scoundrels
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Description: One of the most popular and significant surnames in the North Country is the French name Rabideau. This massive family can link itself all the way back to Joseph Robidou, a man who was born in 1750 in Montreal, New France. This book, by one of the descendants of Robidou, tells the story of this remarkable clan and their numerous roles as adventurous pioneers on the frontiers of American settlement. Author: Clyde M. Rabideau


Benedict Arnold in the Company of Heroes
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Description: In 1775, hundreds of men under the leadership of Colonel Benedict Arnold underwent a horrendously difficult expedition to capture Quebec. Despite a skilled officer and courageous troops, the battle went horribly with Arnold wounded, and his troops finding themselves outnumbered and trapped inside the city. Arthur S. Lefkowitz takes a close look at some of the brave soldiers who fought in Arnold’s failed campaign and explores the remarkable lives they led afterward. Authors: Arthur S. Lefkowitz


Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor
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Description: There are few figures in American history so universally reviled as Benedict Arnold. However, Randall’s telling of this true story tells of the political intrigue and human tragedy of Arnold’s story, beyond the simple vilifying legend. The result is a complex character study of a man who was capable of astounding victories and remarkable kindness, but whose jealousy and desire for glory and fortune lead to his downfall. Author: Willard Sterne Randall


Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War Hero, An American Warrior Reconsidered
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Description: People are frequently fed simple mythical narratives about history by society and by education that make the world out to be clearly divided between good and evil. Yet these tales often fail to be accurate representations of reality, as is the case for the complex figure of Benedict Arnold. Despite being a selfless and fervent patriot with major victories at Ticonderoga and Saratoga, he still eventually chose treason, a decision that Martin attributes to more than simply greed and maliciousness. Author: James Kirby Martin


Bottles and Business in Plattsburgh, New York: 100 Years of Embossed Bottles as Historical Artifacts with Supplement
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Description: Plattsburgh had once been an important economic center for northeastern New York, leading to a large buildup of bottles in the area. When archaeologist Gordon Pollard was excavating sites in the area, he continually came across the problem of not having enough resources about this subject. As a result, he created this book which documents many of the businesses and bottles in the area, in order to make identification easier. Author: Gordon Pollard


Brendler’s Boys – The House That George Built
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Description: The small farming town of Chazy is an unlikely candidate to create a soccer team ready to take on the best the state has to offer. But due largely to the immense effort of one extraordinary coach, they were able to do it. The story of the Chazy legend George Brendler is told here from his upbringing in World War II torn Hungary to his repeated championship victories. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


British Naval Activity on Lake Champlain During the War of 1812
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$15
Description: Lake Champlain has long been an essential waterway in the northeast for transportation of people and goods. It has been crucial for every power throughout history seeking to control the region whether Native American or European. This remained true for the British during the War of 1812 where naval activity on the lake was prominent, a fact that’s explored in detail in this work. (Signed copy) Author: Dennis M. Lewis


British Naval Activity on Lake Champlain During the War of 1812
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42
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$10
Description: Lake Champlain has long been an essential waterway in the northeast for transportation of people and goods. It has been crucial for every power throughout history seeking to control the region whether Native American or European. This remained true for the British during the War of 1812 where naval activity on the lake was prominent, a fact that’s explored in detail in this work. Author: Dennis M. Lewis


Escape From Dannemora
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$24
Description: Clinton Prison has often been called Little Siberia due to its brutal reputation in the cold and isolated wilderness of Dannemora where many notable and often dangerous people have passed through the walls of the establishment, from Lucky Luciano, to Son of Sam, to Tupac. But what happens when those walls aren’t enough to hold them in. Explore the exhilarating true tale of Richard Matt and David Sweat, two murderers who were the first people to escape the prison since 1929 and learn about the wild escapes those who made it out prior to this. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


Champlain & Rouses Point
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$1
Description: In the far northeastern corner of both Clinton County, and New York State as a whole, lie the two villages of Champlain and Rouses Point. First settled by Pliny Moore in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, the area has a long and storied history. This pamphlet gives a brief overview of the region’s fascinating past. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Champlain, Town of – in the 1800’s (War of 1812, War of 1861)
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Description: The little town of Champlain in Clinton County didn’t fail to pull its weight during America’s times of crisis. In both 1812 and 1861 many residents of the town went to war in order to protect the United States. This work compiles the newspaper articles, burial sites, and more which pertain to these two wars. Author: Jim Rochester


Champlain 2000, Town of – Photo History of the Town and Two Villages at the Turn of the Millennium
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$25
Description: What initially began as an attempt to create a photo history of Champlain throughout the 20th Century quickly evolved into something much more unique and ambitious. The result is a combination of family histories, historical sketches, and business ads which seeks to provide a unique look at the past and present of the Town of Champlain. This work stretches from the beginnings of settlement in the area all the way to the year 2000. Author: Calvin Castine


Chateaugay Lakes
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$25
Description: Lying on the far western edge of Clinton County are the interconnected Upper and Lower Chateaugay Lakes. Two inhabitants of the area, town historian Ruth Whalen and teacher Herman Whalen, sought to put the history of this body of water into print. This work explores all that the lakes have to offer from boating, to schools, to businesses, and much more. Author: Ruth and Herman Whalen


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Chasing Mosby, Killing Booth
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Description: During the Civil War, the 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry earned a pathetic reputation as cowardly and useless, largely to their significant losses to Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Rangers. They were plagued by desertions, poor leadership and a near mutiny in 1863. But after the war they finally got the chance to alter this narrative by capturing and killing Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Author: James Carson


Chazy-Images of America
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Description: Named after the French soldier, Captain de Chazy, the Chazy area has a long history stretching back to its founding in 1666. By 1804 it was formally chartered, creating the town of Chazy we know today. Follow town historian Christina Trombly through the over 200-year story of the town with this fascinating collection of photos. Author: Christina Trombly


Chazy-Witness to War and Peace
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Description: As this pamphlet can attest, Chazy has seen a great many things throughout the years. On the one hand it has seen war, whether it be from Champlain, Rogers Rangers, Benedict Arnold, or Commodore Macdonough. Yet on the other hand, it has also seen the great tranquility of rural life with the quiet cultivation of milk, maple syrup, and honey. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Chronicles of Lake Champlain Journeys in War and Peace
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Description: The large and strategically crucial Lake Champlain has, throughout its history, made many contributions to our society that helped shape the world we live in today. Throughout this work, Bellico examines the history of the area through the eyes of people who have experienced the lake at different stages of the past. Some of these figures include Samuel de Champlain, Robert Rogers, and Thomas Macdonough. Author: Russell P. Bellico


Churubusco, History of
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$24
Description: Right along the border of Quebec in the northwest corner of Clinton County lies the small and often overlooked community of Churubusco. Lawrence P. Gooley brings the vibrant history of the town to light. From leaders to musicians to athletes, there is far more to this dairy farming town than meets the eye. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


Churubusco-Town of Clinton
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Description: Formed out of Ellenburg in 1845, Clinton is a small town on the border of Quebec. This book is the community’s attempt to put all of that history into one place. From pictures to government representatives to local wisdom, the heart of the town is held in these pages. Author: Churubusco History Committee


Ashmun, Jehudi, Some Notes On
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Description: Born in the town of Champlain in 1794, Jehudi Ashmun would grow to become a very important figure thousands of miles away. After attending college he became involved with the American Colonization Society which sought to establish the colony of Liberia in Africa in order to provide a safe home for former African American slaves. This short text examines both the early years of Ashmun as well as his last days before his death. Author: Charles Woodberry McLellan


Drumbeats
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Description: Although many people say that they don’t like history, in truth, history is really just a long story filled with intrigue. And this issue of Drumbeats seeks to uncover the fascinating true story surrounding the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh. In addition, it is a wonderful resource to interest young people in the important role that this area has played in the War of 1812. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


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Clinton County Memories -The Early Years – A Pictorial History
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$29.99
Description: The Plattsburgh Press-Republican, in partnership with the Clinton County Historical Association, the Clinton County Historian's Office, the Alice T. Miner Museum, and the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute present this beautiful hardcover pictorial history book. This work offers a glimpse of life in Clinton County from the early years to 1939 through spectacular and historic photos. Additionally, it includes photographic memories of years gone by from the community.


Clinton County–Postcard History Series
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Description: Clinton County’s location between the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, and the Green Mountains make it an incredibly picturesque area. In addition, it has a long and storied history as well as a strong community culture. In this wonderful photo collection compiled by county historian Anastasia L. Pratt, all of this small town beauty is put on display.


Clinton Prison at Dannemora
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$5
Description: Clinton Correctional Facility has been the largest employer in all of Clinton County at numerous times since being established in 1845. In addition, “Little Siberia”, as it has been called, is notorious for housing many famous and dangerous criminals in the wild and mountainous town of Dannemora. This incredibly important and fascinating location is explored in detail in this book. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Commodore, Friend of Crab Island
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Description: This picture book tells the true story of how John Rock, also known as “the Commodore” restored the American flag to Crab Island in Lake Champlain. The island is the final resting place for both American and British soldiers who perished at the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814. John Rock alongside his brother Michael and a group called the “Friends of Crab Island” worked tirelessly in order to make sure that these fallen warriors are remembered every September 11th. Author: Jacqueline Stewart


Conservation of a War of 1812 Anchor from Plattsburgh Bay, Clinton County, NY
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$25
Description: In 1996 recreational divers swimming in Lake Champlain made a tremendous find, an “Old-Style Admiralty Longshank” anchor. Further studies indicated that the anchor was created for the British Royal Navy in 1813 and was used on the HMS Confiance in the Battle of Plattsburgh. This hefty text is a record of the item’s history, properties, and conservation. Author: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum


Dangerous Journeys - 1757
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$9.95
Description: This fascinating book utilizes contemporary letters from soldiers in the French and Indian War to construct two different stories, both taking place in the New York frontiers of 1756-57. The first is about the escape of William Phelps and Peter Luney from Fort Niagara after the pair were captured by Native troops. And the second is about Jerry Lincoln’s escape from Montreal after he was ambushed at Fort William Henry in 1756. Authors: Parrish Wells and Marjorie Harrison


Dannemora – Images of America
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Description: In 1831 iron ore was found in the highlands of western Beekmantown leading to the region’s first permanent settler in 1838. By 1845 the growing settlement established its famous prison and nine years later the area became its own separate town under the name Dannemora. Follow the lengthy history of Dannemora with this collection of atmospheric photos compiled by the local historians Rod Bigelow and Walter Light.


Dannemora’s Death House
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Description: In 1890 the electric chair became the main method of executing prisoners in New York State and for the next 24 years Clinton Prison in Dannemora practiced the death penalty. Within that time 26 inmates were killed in the prison and many more were supposed to but survived due to fate, mercy, or legal action. Here are the stories of 41 prisoners who were sentenced to death in Dannemora. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


Family Legends…The Charbonneau Letter
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$14
Description: Toussaint Charbonneau was a French explorer who traveled on the Lewis and Clark expedition with his wife Sacagawea. This book tells the story of their travels across the great unknown as well as a fictionalized tale of their descendants as they pass through centuries of American history. It is not only an exciting adventure, but it also shows how a typical American family spans the gulf of time with their memories and their dreams to build a country and a legacy. Author: Joseph W. Bebo


Fire! The History of Firefighting in Clinton County
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Description: Firefighting is a dirty and dangerous job that hundreds of men and women voluntarily take on with professional heroism and civic pride. The long history of this noble profession in Clinton County is tumultuous as the technology that was emerging in wealthier and more populated areas often didn’t make it quickly to the remote North Country, leaving some to fight fires with buckets into the 1910s. But regardless, the heroic efforts of Clinton County residents have left a legacy of bravery and progress that has saved lives and communities for generations. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Flying High Again
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Description: After the closing of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, many assumed that redevelopment would take 25 years. However, they underestimated the ability and will of the Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation which quickly made the base home to businesses, nonprofits, neighborhoods, college facilities, and an international airport. This book explores this difficult transformation along with all its personalities, obstacles, and compromises. Author: Marian Calaro and PARC


Folk Art in Canada
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Description: Clinton County’s history is tightly interwoven into that of its fascinating neighbor to the north. For this reason, the CCHA presents this collection of folk art from the beautiful, diverse, and influential culture of Canada. Within it, one will find everything from Quebecois rugs to First Nation arrow sashes to Romanian clothing. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Folk Musical Instruments – Made in the North Country
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Description: Music is one of the most universal parts of the human experience and it intertwines into every culture on the planet. And the North Country is certainly not an exception. This pamphlet details numerous folk instruments which have been constructed in the region, from mandolins to zithers to flutes. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Fort Montgomery Through the Years
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Description: **Fort Montgomery Through the Years The first book ever published about the enigmatic stronghold at Rouses Point, Millard explores the story of Fort Montgomery, the last stone fort constructed on Lake Champlain. This work provides the reader with a fascinating visual tour of the great stone fort throughout its history. From its humble beginnings in 1844 all the way to the ruins that remain to the present day. Author: James P. Millard


Franco-Americans in the Champlain Valley
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Description: French influence in the Champlain Valley is unique as it is one of the only places in the United States where its older and perhaps more important than the Anglo-Protestant influence. To this day the area is filled with Catholic churches and French surnames, however the road getting there wasn’t always easy, with nativist groups quick to stand opposed to these “outsiders”. Witness here the photos that chronicle the story of these immigrants and the struggle to become accepted Americans. Author: Kimberly Lamay Licursi and Celine Racine Paquette


French America
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Description: Due largely to colonial competition by European powers, what would become America was torn from the very beginning between several different cultural groups. In this work, Katz explores the rich French heritage in the United States, from revolutionary heroes like Lafayette and Rochambeau to the Cajun people of Louisiana. And of course, the importance of Samuel de Champlain and his lake also make an appearance. Author: Ron Katz


French Cooking Early America
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Description: First coming to the coast of Nova Scotia is 1504, the French were some of the earliest Europeans in North America, and were also some of the most widely spread, with their influence stretching from Labrador to Louisiana. Understandably, the result is a large French impact on the cuisine of the area, with notable examples being gumbo, bisque, and macaroons. Included in this booklet are numerous delicious recipes popular among the French in early America. Author: Patricia B. Mitchell


From Forest to Fields-History of Agriculture NY Champlain Valley
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$1
Description: Away from the cities that dot much of the rest of the northeast, the Champlain Valley is a rural area with plenty of agriculture. This book leads readers through the working landscape of five counties in the North Country, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren, and Washington. Along the way it discusses how to identify historic and contemporary agricultural crops, structures, and practices while visiting farms, museums, fairgrounds, and farmers markets. Author: Andrew Alberti and Anita Deming


Fur & Feathers: The Wildlife Heritage of Clinton County
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78
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$8
Description: (pamphlet) Clinton County, with its beautiful natural location, is full of fascinating wildlife. This resource for students is a wonderful way for kids to learn more about the animals who live in the area. Despite its small size, this pamphlet is filled with wonderful information on hibernation, migration and much more. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Fur and Feathers: The Wildlife Heritage of Clinton County
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79
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$15
Description: (book) Clinton County, with its beautiful natural location, is full of fascinating wildlife. This resource for students is a wonderful way for kids to learn more about the animals who live in the area. In addition, this book is filled with illustrations, fables, and games. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Gilliland, William, The Journal of
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80
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$10
Description: William Gilliland was a North Country pioneer who founded the towns of Willsboro, Westport, and Elizabethtown. His story has long been embellished into a grand romanticized tragedy. But the truth about him lies here, within the personal writings of this extraordinary adventurer. Author: Fuller Allen


Gittles
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81
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Description: (Adult Coloring Book) While on air, local radio personality Gordie Little would often scribble odd drawings with his left hand to pass the time. The result is a collection of utterly bizarre but deeply personal pieces that show a side to the man that the persona didn’t demonstrate. Collected by his son, Kirk D. Little, these drawings are brought together in this fascinating adult coloring book. Author: Gordie Little


Gondola Philadelphia and the Battle of Lake Champlain
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82
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$35
Description: The Continental gondola Philadelphia is a fascinating ship with a remarkable history that makes it the oldest intact warship currently on display in North America. Armed with three cannon and eight swivel guns, it squared off against an overwhelmingly superior British fleet on Lake Champlain in October of 1776 and sank beneath the waves where it remained until its recovery in 1935. In this fascinating work, archaeologist John Bratten details the gunboat's history, construction, armament, tools, utensils, personal items, and rigging elements. Author: John R. Bratten


Hall, Francis - My Duty is Here: Francis Hall Journal
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83
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$15
Description: (letters) When the Civil War broke out in May of 1861, volunteers from the North Country were some of the first in the state to enlist. One of these brave soldiers was the chaplain Francis Bloodgood Hall who joined in order to aid with the shortage of religious leaders in the military. Enclosed in this work are the copious pages of letters that Hall wrote to his wife Frances Delord Webb during his approximately 6 months of military service during the war. Author: Vickie Evans


Historic Courthouses of New York State
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84
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Description: Courthouses have long been a crucial component to keeping order and administering justice in America. In many communities, courthouses are some of the most important, grandest, and oldest buildings. This exquisitely illustrated work provides a comprehensive record of the historic courthouses of New York built prior to 1900. Authors: Herbert Alan Johnson and Ralph K. Andrest


Historical Sketches of Northern New York and the Adirondack Wilderness, A 19th Century Adirondack Classic
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85
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$24
Description: This collection of 33 short essays is a must read for any lovers of the Adirondack Mountains. It discusses numerous historical incidents across many different regions painting a detailed picture of the history of the North Country. The writings range widely from discussions on traditional Haudenosaunee government to explanations of American victories during the Revolution. Author: Nathaniel Sylvester


Honor of Command–General Burgoyne’s Saratoga Campaign-June-Oct 1777
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86
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$15
Description: Leaving Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec in June of 1777, Major General John Burgoyne was certain that he would be able to strike a decisive blow against the revolution in the colonies. However, the stubborn rebels fought back, slowed his advance, and inflicted significant losses, leading to his defeat and surrender at Saratoga in October. This episode of the war was one of the most important and remarkable turning points in the American Revolution, and perhaps even American history as a whole. Author: Stuart Murray


John Quincy Adams – His Role in the War of 1812, At the Treaty of Ghent
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87
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$5
Description: After the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, Great Britain’s involvement in the War of 1812 became much more confident and much more dangerous. However, the British also had their own reasons for wanting out of the war, leading to the beginnings of peace talks. John Quincy Adams’ diary documents the issues and events, such as the Battle of Plattsburgh, which influenced the American diplomats during the negotiations at Ghent. Author: Vincent Puliafico


Johnson, Isaac – From Slave to Stonecutter
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88
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$15
Description: Beginning in 1851, this biography tells the story of how seven-year-old Isaac Johnson was sold into slavery by his white father. It briefly narrates his 10 years of toil as a slave and how he ran away to join the Union Army during the Civil War. And finally, it shows his rise as an accomplished stone worker in Ontario and New York. Author: Hope Irvin Marston


Keeseville, A Thoroughly Wide Awake Little Village
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89
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$5
Description: (walking guide) Small rural villages are usually seen as sleepy and quiet, yet this isn’t the reputation that Keeseville has earned for itself. Instead, it has been described as vibrant and “thoroughly wide awake”. Find out why with this detailed walking guide through the historic town of Keeseville. Author: Virginia Westbrook


Lake Champlain, An Illustrated History
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90
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$35
Description: This beautifully illustrated work covers the natural, military, social and recreational history of Lake Champlain and its towns. This is a truly vibrant history that stretches back many millennia. With hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and maps, this book is sure to be adored by lake lovers, Revolutionary War buffs, and nature enthusiasts. Author: Adirondack Life


Lake Champlain, History of, From Its First Exploration by the French in 1609 to the Close of the Year 1814
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91
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Description: Despite being a generally tranquil place today, Lake Champlain’s early history was anything but. For centuries it stood on the borderlands between competing powers, the Haudenosaunee and Wabanaki Confederacies, New France and the Thirteen Colonies, and finally the United States and British Canada. This 1866 book details the tumultuous past of the region from Champlain’s arrival in 1609 to the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814. Author: Peter S. Palmer


Lake Champlain Lighthouses
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92
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$3
Description: For millennia, lighthouses have served to keep sailors safe on major waterways, from Alexandria to Bluff Point. And due to the significant trading and military importance of Lake Champlain, many people have needed the essential services that lighthouses provide. Enclosed in this book are the histories of numerous lighthouses that protect the lake.


Lake Passages–A Journey Through the Centuries Vol. 1 1609-1909
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93
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$22.95
Description: Experience the eyewitness accounts of some of the most important figures in Lake Champlain’s history such as Samuel de Champlain, Robert Rogers, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, John Burgoyne, and Thomas Macdonough. All of these sources and more combine to paint a picture of what, when, and where certain events happened on Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Richelieu River. This volume begins with the 1609 exploration of the lake by Champlain and recounts the 300 years that followed it. Author: James P. Millard


Last Run: North Country Town-Team Baseball 1960-2003
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94
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$22
Description: The sequel to Garrow’s original book on North Country baseball, The Only Game in Town, this volume continues the story which began there. Starting in 1960, the narrative of local baseball continues to the 2000s and features many names that remain important to the game today. Dedicated to the local legend Philip “Muggsy” Favro, this book is a personal look at many of the families, umpires, coaches, and of course players that helped build upon the legacy of North Country baseball. Author: Robert M. Garrow


Little Champy Goes to School
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95
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$20
Description: Little Champy is a sea monster in Lake Champlain who struggles to swim as well as his peers. But when his final exam in school is to swim across the lake, he is forced to rise to the challenge. This children’s book by Gordie Little, illustrates the incredible importance of hard work and perseverance. Author: Gordie Little


Lyon Mountain-Tragedy of a Mining Town
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96
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$22
Description: Lyon Mountain has been a harsh place throughout its tumultuous history. The troubles of immigration, brutal climate, violence, and oppression combined and intertwined to continually beat down the miners of the mountain. But held in this volume are also stories of perseverance and hope from some of the toughest people the North Country has ever seen. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


Macdonough, Captain Thomas
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97
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$10
Description: The historical strategic importance of Lake Champlain can hardly be overstated. So, when Britain attacked Plattsburgh during the War of 1812 it was essential that America had a hero who could rise to the occasion. That hero’s name was Captain Thomas Macdonough, and this is his story. Author: Virginia Mason Burdick


Macdonough, Thomas, The Life of Commodore
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98
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$20
Description: Thomas Macdonough’s contributions to the defense of Clinton County have undoubtedly shaped the lives of everyone who lives here. However, none have been more influenced by this great man than his own family. Written by the grandson of the heroic commodore, Rodney Macdonough, this 1909 book compiles family history, autobiography, letters, orders, and reports into perhaps the most personal and intimate examination of this great American hero. Author: Rodney Macdonough


Macdonough, Thomas, Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy
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99
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$35
Description: The success of an outgunned American naval squadron over a much more powerful British squadron on Lake Champlain in September of 1814 is cited as one of the most significant tactical and strategic naval victories during the War of 1812. However, the man who led the squadron, Commodore Thomas Macdonough, is a largely overlooked hero. In this work, historian David Skaggs remedies this oversight by presenting a well-researched and detailed account not only of Macdonough's brilliant actions in the battle, but also the whole of this remarkable sailor's life, perhaps establishing the most significant and balanced analysis of this figure that has ever been put to page. Author: David Curtis Skaggs


Macomb-The Military Career of Alexander Macomb and Alexander Macomb of Plattsburgh
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100
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$5
Description: The 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh is often predominantly remembered for the naval victories of Thomas Macdonough. However, a primary component of the battle goes all too often overlooked, the land defense which was organized by Alexander Macomb. This successful military leader has long seen little recognition, a fate that Everest feels is unfair and seeks to remedy with this work. Authors: Allan S. Everest and Clinton County Historical Association


Madison’s (Mr. & Mrs.) War – America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence
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101
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$20
Description: The War of 1812 remains perhaps the least understood of America's wars. To some it was a frivolous conflict that resolved nothing, but to others, it was the second war of independence, settling once and for all that America would never again submit to Britain. In this powerful new work, acclaimed historian Hugh Howard presents a gripping account of this often-overlooked conflict as President James and First Lady Dolley Madison experienced it. Author: Hugh Howard


Maps & Mapmakers of the Champlain Valley
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102
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$1
Description: The Age of Discovery saw an enormous demand for map making in order for Europeans to more accurately and safely navigate lands that were new to them. Since Samuel de Champlain’s voyage there in 1609, Lake Champlain was one of the locales that warranted significant mapping. This pamphlet tells a brief history of cartography in the Champlain Valley. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Marilyn and the Magic Closet
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103
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$20
Description: After many years, the long lost manuscript of acclaimed local author Gordie Little has finally been found and illustrated to create this book. It follows a fourth grade girl from Saranac named Marilyn Wood who has to move homes, despite her wishes. What follows is an adventure filled with clowns, old houses, and time machines. Author: Gordie Little


Mohicans, The
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104
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$6.5
Description: With the powerful Haudenosaunee and Wabanaki Confederacies on the western and eastern portions of Lake Champlain respectively, the smaller Mohican people who lie to the south of the lake are often overlooked. Most often associated with the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Last of the Mohicans and the subsequent films, this group has much more to it than popular culture would suggest. In this pamphlet, Mohican culture, government, religion, and history are explored. Authors: Aileen Weintraub and Shirley W. Dunn


Mooers, A Historic Review of
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105
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$12
Description: The Town of Mooers is located in the north central part of Clinton County, right along the border of Canada. It was formed after the Revolutionary War as a home for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia who had fought on the side of the colonies. Since this time many more have settled and much more has been built, a local story of development and community that’s explored in this book. Author: Town of Mooers


Nine Days a Soldier
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109
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$10
Description: By September 1814, the War of 1812 is not going well for the United States and in Upstate New York the village of Plattsburgh is readying for a British invasion. 14-year-old Hiram Walworth sees his mother and sisters sent to safety and knows that his father has joined the militia. Wanting to help, Walworth joins Aiken's Volunteer Rifle Company and prepares for battle in this incredible true story. Author: Joy A. Demarse


North Country Century
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110
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$3.5
Description: Written in 1999, this book is a reflection on the entirety of the 20th Century in the North Country. All of the most major successes, failures, growth disappointments, victories, and defeats which have shaped the lives of our communities are covered here. And it’s all done so through the archived pages of the Press Republican. Author: Jeff Meyers


North Country Honor Flight Yearbook - 2013
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111
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$15
Description: Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. To do this, they are sent to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Recorded here is the trip that was taken from the North Country in 2013. Author: Danny Kaifetz


North Country Honor Flight - 2014
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112
Price:
$15
Description: North Country Honor Flight Yearbook – 2014 Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. To do this, they are sent to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Recorded here is the trip that was taken from the North Country in 2014.


Northern Reaches of Lake Champlain
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113
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$10
Description: Some historians have gone as far as to recognize Lake Champlain as one of the most important bodies of water in the entirety of the Americas. And without a doubt there is so much wonderful history to learn about in the area. If it ever feels too overwhelming to face the centuries of stories, this guidebook is a wonderful way to help you connect the beautiful landscape with the transformative history that occurred there. Author: Lakes to Locks


Nuclear War in Clinton County
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114
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$1
Description: Nuclear annihilation is one of the scariest and most plausible ways that humanity could be brought to extinction. And with Plattsburgh once lying on a high risk area for a nuclear attack, the fear of painful death was real. This pamphlet from the Cold War discusses what nukes are capable of, what the United States plans to do about them, and what you as a citizen can do to work against the use of these insanely powerful weapons.


Of Lake, Land & Liberty, Battle of Plattsburgh
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115
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$17
Description: Often overshadowed by the more famous Battle of New Orleans, the Battle of Plattsburgh played a very similar role in the War of 1812 by ensuring that the British couldn’t isolate American territories. This work of historical fiction explores this crucial battle through the eyes of two boys whose desire to defend America as well as their thirst for adventure leads them to become heroes in the battle. Not only does Bebo craft an accurate portrayal of historical facts and events, but he also creates a stirring tale of courage and brotherhood. Author: Joseph W. Bebo


Of Little Faith
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116
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$15
Description: Of Little Faith From local author Carol Hoenig, this historical fiction novel discusses the combatting social forces that have shaped life in America. Laura is a thirty-year old newspaper columnist during the Vietnam War and is caught between her forward-thinking friends and her deeply religious siblings. However, Laura wants to have a baby without the entanglements of marriage, a situation that neither camp is supportive of.


One Foot Forward: Walks in Upstate NY
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117
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$20
Description: One Foot Forward: Walks in Upstate NY When one mentions New York, most peoples’ minds go to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. But as local author Richard B. Frost hopes to illustrate, there is much to be found in the mountains and farmlands of Upstate New York. This book chronicles many of those wonderful places where you can walk and take in the history and culture of the North Country. Author: Richard B. Frost


One Room Schoolhouses of Clinton County
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118
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$1
Description: One Room Schoolhouses of Clinton County The one room schoolhouse is one of the most recognizable images of American rural life in the 1800s. Although often idealized, these places had a complex legacy that were tied deeply to their communities. This pamphlet is a window into this formative era of education in Clinton County through their lessons on English, religion, and history. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


The Only Game in Town
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119
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$22
Description: Recalling a simpler time in North Country history, Garrow discusses the early history of baseball in the region, from 1860 to 1960. In this period, baseball played an important role in community interaction and celebration. And in addition, the game never failed to inspire the next generation to strive for the greatness they saw in their favorite local and national stars. Author: Robert M. Garrow


Original People: Native Americans in the Champlain Valley
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120
Price:
$5
Description: For centuries prior to European arrival, indigenous groups such as the Mohawks and Abenakis inhabited the Champlain Valley. And even after the first contact in the area in 1609, native influence remained extremely strong. Join the CCHA in this exploration of an extremely important but tragically overlooked portion of the North Country’s history. Author: Clinton County Historical Association


Out of the Darkness, 2nd Ed., In Memory of Lyon Mountain’s Iron Men
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121
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$22
Description: Out of the Darkness, 2nd Ed., In Memory of Lyon Mountain’s Iron Men The conditions in the iron mines of Lyon Mountain were brutal and deaths were incredibly common. From drillers to furnace workers to timbermen their stories are told here. Many tales never made it to the light of day, others were held in silently by the miners, yet Gooley seeks to bring forth as much of these often-overlooked bits of history as he can. Author: Lawrence P. Gooley


Palmer, Frank - Recollections of the Civil War: The Journal & Letters of Lt. Col.
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122
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$15
Description: Born in Plattsburgh in 1834, Franklin Palmer would grow up to become the commanding officer of the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Enclosed in this text are his journal and his letters which tell the story of his life. Experience one of the most tumultuous times in American history through the eyes of a local patriot. Editor: Vickie Evans


Patriots of Color 1775: Bunker Hill
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123
Price:
$40
Description: The history of people of color in America is all too often overlooked or downplayed, especially in the early years of the country’s history. George Quintal Jr. seeks to point out one example of this with the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill where an estimated 150 African and Native Americans fought bravely for the American cause. The stories of these courageous patriots are explored here for the first time. Author: George Quintal Jr.


The Peppermint Lighthouse
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124
Price:
$9.95
Description: Created by Upstate New York natives Frances T. Palmer and Julie H. Luther, this book is a tale for children about what a little bit of love and attention can do. In the story the titular Peppermint Lighthouse feels sad and dejected because nobody notices it. However, when a special visitor arrives, the Lighthouse is cared for and is restored to happiness.


Peru, A History of – A Collection of Articles (Vol. I)
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125
Price:
$15
Description: Local writer, J. Warren Harkness lived in and wrote about Clinton County all throughout his life. He discussed both events of the past as well as names and descriptions of buildings and places that he saw. This volume is an attempt to compile the writings of Harkness as well as others into a history of the town of Peru.


Peru, A History of – A Collection of Articles (Vol. II)
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126
Price:
$15
Description: Volume II of A Collection of Articles continues with the writings of J. Warren Harkness and other local authors. Building upon its predecessor, it provides more detail to the image of Peru that was created in the first volume. Notable topics discussed include the development of the Quaker movement, prominent families in the town, and celebrations in the community.


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