Clinton County Historical Association's Newsletter
First published as a “frankly experimental” endeavor in November of 1960, and first edited by distinguished local historians Allan S. Everest and Charles W. McClellan, North Country Notes has chronicled local history, and the deeds of CCHA, ever since. A subscription to NCN has long been a perk of CCHA membership, and still is. We invite you to read our most recent issues below, and come back to check out our North Country Notes archive, which we’ll be gradually building over the next year.
North Country Notes June 2020 - Issue 425
North Country Notes March 2020 - Issue 424
|425||North Country Notes June 2020||CCHA Responds to COVID-19 Crisis. Harriet Stewart Miner: Painter of Orchids.|
|424||North Country Notes March 2020||
Annual Report: CCHA's Busy 2019.
|423||North Country Notes December 2019||
A Permanent Home: CCHA Acquires Aikin Rifle. Association News: CCHA to Celebrate 75 Years. Museum Corner: The Importance of Volunteers. William Henry Jackson's Monumental Legacy.
|422||North Country Notes June 2019||
Winfred Porter Truesdell: Champlain’s International Art Publisher – David Patrick.
|421||North Country Notes January 2019||
The Spanish Flu: World War 1’s most prolific killer – Mary Anne Ducharme.
|420||North Country Notes Summer 2018||
When the Bulldozers Came, the Old Cemetery would never Be the Same – Luke Cyphers.
|419||North Country Notes Fall 2017||
Rich in History-Plattsburgh City Hall – Rich Frost.
|418||North Country Notes Spring 2017||
The Summer White House – Steve Frederick. The Town of Clinton, by Geri Favreau(aka Geraldine Watson).
|417||North Country Notes Spring 2016||
Author Spotlight More on the Witherhill hotel By Sue Howell Hamlin. Collections News.
|416||North Country Notes Fall 2015||
WW1, Shell Shock, and Plattsburg: The unique Role of the US Army General Hospital #30 – Penelope D. Clute. The Establishment of a Permanent Military Base in Plattsburgh after the War of 1812 – David Patrick.
|415||North Country Notes Spring 2015||
Jean Arthur and Plattsburgh NY.
|414||North Country Notes Fall 2014||
Henry Atkinson: when the Lion Crouched and the Eagle Soared – Clyde Rabideau Sr.. History Of The Plattsburgh Military Reservation – James Ciborski.
|413||North Country Notes Spring 2014||
The Civil War in Clinton County – Vickie Evans. The Many Faces of the Moore Family in the Civil War – David Patrick.
|412||North Country Notes Fall 2013||
The Royal Savage – The Ship and the Inn – Barbara Benjamin. “Know Thy Work and Do It:” The Tuesday Club of Plattsburgh – Ellen E. Adams.
|411||North Country Notes Spring 2013||
Coop’s Pork n’ Fish Site: A Glimpse into the Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in Champlain – Andrew Black. Myths About Hotel Champlain – Richard E. Frost.
|410||North Country Notes Fall 2012||
Caretakers of Our Photographic Past – Roger Black. Recent Acquisition – New Acquisition—R.P. Mallory Cumberland Head Lighthouse Drawing. Commemorating the Civil War at the CCHA – Bob St. John and Gerri Favreau.
|409||North Country Notes Spring 2012||
The first Immigrants – Thomas Pray. “Merkel” A Gem from the Glass Negatives Portrait Project – Gordon Pollard, Professor Emeritus, Suny Plattsburgh.
|408||North Country Notes Fall 2011||
Cataloging the Peter Sailly Collection – David Patrick.
|407||North Country Notes Spring 2011||
Clinton County Civil War Sesquicentennial 2011-2015 – Carol Blakeslee-Collin. Lincoln and the Plattsburgh Republican – Carol Blakeslee-Collin.
|406||North Country Notes Fall 2010||
New Additions to the Redford Glass Exhibit. Gravestones Tell the Story – Jan Couture town of Saranac Historian.
|405||North Country Notes Spring 2010||
Plattsburgh, the Cold War and the Atlas F Missile By Carol Blakeslee-Collin. Missile. The Herweth’s of the Bluff Point Lighthouse – by Kim Peine. Gift of Dewey Portraits.
|404||North Country Notes Fall 2009||
Champlain: Four hundred Years Later – Anastasia Pratt. 2009 Markers. Glass Negative Portraits Project.
|403||North Country Notes Spring 2009||
The Valcour Dawn community through the eyes of outside newspapers.
|402||North Country Notes Fall 2008||
William Swetland—Man of Eloquence and Passion – Ada and Kenneth Bills.
|401||North Country Notes Spring 2008||
Julian O. Davidson, Marine Artist – Joy A Demarse, Ph. D. Lucretia Maria & Margaret Miller Davidson. Swetland Collection Letter Yields Poem. To My Old Home at Plattsburgh By Margaret Miller Davidson (1837).
|400||North Country Notes Fall 2007||
Saranac’s Independence Cemetery. The Russel Rosewood Writing Desk. Transcription of the Death Notice from Captain Russells Commanding Officer. 140 Years Ago- Supposed Victim of Murder Reappears.
|399||North Country Notes Winter 2007||
Peter Sailly Endowment Fund Established. Construction costs in Days Gone By. Sailly “Excellent Mead” Recipe. Valcour Bay Research Project: Rediscovering a “Moment in time” to be Inaugural Exhibit at the Four Chimney’s Museum.
|398||North Country Notes Spring 2006||
Donation of the William Swetland Letters – Mike Kulik. 1888 Civil War Monument Saranac, NY. Clinton county and the Civil War. Notes on a Gem in our Collection: The Baird Clock – Matt Boire.
|397||North Country Notes Fall 2005||
Bluff Point Lighthouse Update – Linda Hartwood ? The Searing Furnace of Battle – William Glidden. 16th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment. From the Journal of Franklin Palmer 16th NY Infantry Regiment.
|396||North Country Notes Summer 2005||
Clinton County Personality: Asahel Lynde Powers 1813-1843. Peter Weaver 1782-1882. Susan Butler weaver 1796-1888. Elisha Arnold 1768-1851.
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|40||North Country Notes November 1967||
A Visit From Van Wyck Brooks By Gertrude B. Myers. Early Travel on Lake Champlain. A Civic Dinner For McDonough (1814).
|39||North Country Notes October 1967||
Travel Hazards On Lake Champlain (Henry Delord 1808). The Plattsburgh Trolley Line By Gerri L. Ross, SUC. William B. Weaver, Diviner of Oil. Place Names.
|38||North Country Notes September 1967||
Early Baptisms (1835). Wool on the Battle Of Plattsburgh (John E. Wool). Advertising in 1892.
|37||North Country Notes June 1967||
It Was A Sin (1809 across 1857) Champlain Presbyterian Church Records
Gold Story – 1879 (British gold)
The Iron Industry At Clinton Prison: 1845-1877 By Constance Miller, SUC
|36||North Country Notes May 1967||
Highway Repairs (Champlain 1800). The Arnold Ore Bed Part II. Church Pews (Keeseville Baptist Society). The Mexican War (Abraham Allen).
|35||North Country Notes April 1967||
Indentured Servants (Champlain). Thee Arnold Ore Bed. Those Embarrassing Moments (H. D. Savage & Son).
|34||North Country Notes March 1967||
What No Zip Code (Chazy). Courtship From A Mining Town. The Union Mutual Improvement Society.
|33||North Country Notes February 1967||
Slavery In Plattsburgh (Platt). Distinguished Son Of Clinton County (John P. Myers. Description of Champlain in 1798 (Pliny Moore). Burial Instructions (1908).
|32||North Country Notes January 1967||
Julies Caesar Hubbell To Judge Pliny Moore (1811). Fort Ticonderoga in 1892 (Dr. David Kellogg). Guilty Or Not Guilty (1839). On The Way Up (Balloons/ Parachutes) By Betty Flatt, SUC.
|31||North Country Notes November 1966||
Amasa C. Moore To Judge Pliny Moore. Fourth of July In Plattsburgh (1900,1910, 1920, 1930, 1940). Champlain Presbytarian church Records (1808/1809). Distinguished Daughter of Clinton County (Dr. Georgia Harkness).
|30||North Country Notes October 1966||
Champlain Presbyterian Church Records. The Old Military Turnpike. Jacques Rouse (Rouses Point).
|29||North Country Notes September 1966||
Wool on the Battle of Plattsburgh. From the journal of Dr. David S. Kellogg.
|28||North Country Notes May 1966||
The Yorkers (Junior Historical Society). Case of the Insane in the 1860’s (Rev. Hiram Chase). Medical Treatment in the 1870’s (diary of Miss Mary Arnold). The Chazy Tercentenary.
|27||North Country Notes April 1966||
George palmer and The Papineau Rebellion. Keeseville Highschool in 1896. Enjoying the Old Deeds (Various tidbits about buildings and projects undertaken).
|26||North Country Notes March 1966||
The Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad. The Home Guard (1864, St. Alban’s Raid) By John Stewart, SUC. “Trees” (Joyce Kilmers).
|25||North Country Notes February 1966||
Old county Place Names (West Plattsburgh, Cadeyville, Elisnore, Schuyler Falls. Baseball championship In 1901 (northern New York League). The Businessmen’s Camp (WW1). The Junior Plattsburgh Training Camp.
|24||North Country Notes September 1965||
Republic of French Canada (Plattsburgh Republican, 1895) (Mr. Wilfred Laurier). Battle of Beekmantown in 1814 (General John E. Wool to Phillip B. Roberts). Dewey’s Tavern. Baseball News (1890s Local Teams). The Union Academy (Peru 1812).
|23||North Country Notes May 1965||
Clinton County Place Names (Coopersville, Saxe-landing, Chazy, Port Jackson, Peru, Saranac, port Kent, Elsinore). The Greatest Flood in Sixty Years (1892, Dr. S. Kellogg) By Brian Lee, SUC, Plattsburgh. A Giant Crumbles: The Saranac River Plank Road By Duane J. Lane, SUC, Plattsburgh.
|22||North Country Notes March 1965||
Execution in Malone (1854). Detroit in the North Country (Lozier Motor Company) By Jason Carnright SUC, Plattsburgh. The Rebellious Militiamen (Vermont 1813). Warren Harkness at Oswego Normal School). Beware of City Ways! (Opinions on city life 1870).
|21||North Country Notes January 1965||
The Sheriff’s Accounts (1839). Early Settlers in Beekmantown. Education in a Democracy (Speech by George A. Simmon’s 1832).
|20||North Country Notes November 1964||
Benson J. Lossing and Winslow C. Watson. Crab Island (bill of Damages against U. S. government from C. Nichols). Caleb Nichols, Intelligence Agent (War of 1812). The Lost Asylum (1886-1887). Clinton County Place Names (Plattsburgh).
|19||North Country Notes September 1964||
In The News (Assorted Stories from 1884, 1887, and 1913). A British Deserter (1813) (Colonel Pike). Accidents in 1890 (Lists of Deaths and causes). A Citizen Complains (James W. Wood Letter to Secretary of War 1814).
|18||North Country Notes May 1964||
The President in Plattsburgh (Benjamin Harrison, Plattsburgh Republican Sept 10, 1892). Relics of 1812! (25 Skeletons found on Oval Plattsburgh Republican 1892). An Historic Plattsburgh Hostelry (Fouquet House). The Near Armistice of 1814. Clinton County Inventors (Ira Carter) (Horace Boardman) (Abiathar Pollard &Simeon Minkler). The Sunbeam Band (Youth Organization).
|17||North Country Notes March 1964||
The Journals of Dr. Kellogg. A Clinton County Murder -- Dr. Kellogg;s Journal (1899).
|16||North Country Notes January 1964||
The British Raid on Fort Montgomery in 1865.
|15||North Country Notes November 1963||
Christmas Carol (We three Kings of Orient Are, Dr. John Henry Hopkins) (Trinity Church). Redford Glass submitted by Mrs. David LaMora. The W. C. T. U. (The Women’s Christian Union). Potatoes (1881, Clinton County Economy),
|14||North Country Notes September 1963||
Litigation in Old Peru (1842). Sports News (Plattsburgh Sentinel 1890). The British Occupation of Point au Fer.
|13||North Country Notes April 1963||
Autograph Album (Poem by Harvey Everett in the autograph album of Miss Margaret Green). A British View on the Battler Of Valcour (1776, American Revolution). Peru at the World’s Fair (Chicago, 1893). The Great Freshet of 1830 in Plattsburgh (Bridge collapse, Plattsburgh Republican 1883).
|12||North Country Notes February 1963||
Temperance in Clinton County. Cimplyphied Spelin (Letter From Salmon Pangman to Bartlet Nye). Local Boy Goes West: Darius Lobdell. Then or Now? (Plattsburgh Republican 1843, Robbery news). Automobile Speed Limit (1906 Plattsburgh).
|11||North Country Notes November 1963||
The High Cost of Public Welfare – 1818. Marriage of Margaret Miller and Oliver Davidson. Local Boy Goes West: Henry Everett. Ode to Fancy (poem by Lucretia Maria Davidson). To Momma (poem by Maragret Miller Davidson).
|10||North Country Notes September 1962||
A Country Doctor in the 1870’s (Dr. Ira N. Vaughn). Local Boy goes West: Miron Spaulding. The British at the Bridge (Plaque on Bridge Street Bridge, Battle of Plattsburgh). Insurance in the 1840’s (1846). Revolutionary War Pension Claims (Daniel D. T. Benedict).
|9||North Country Notes May 1962||
Plattsburgh News Items 75 Years Ago (1893 surveyed principal events in the area since 1876). Clinton County And The California Gold Rush (1849). Crossing the Isthmus (Panama, 1852).
|8||North Country Notes March 1962||
Fortifying the Canadian-United States Border (1830) (Brig General John E. Wool). Desertion Notice 40 Dollars Reward ! (1817). Supervisors’ Resolutions (1852). When President Van Buren Visited Plattsburgh. 1891 Plattsburgh Locals from “The Morning Telegram”.
|7||North Country Notes January 1962||
Aunt Betsy’s Strengthening Plaster (Ingredients and Directions). A Trip To Plattsburgh in 1806 (Dr. Michael Freligh’s). William Gilliland. A Sharp Trick (Company D. First Artillery, 1876). House Rules (Plattsburgh Theatre). Clinton County Place Names (Beekmantown). More Plattsburgh Town Records (1807).
|6||North Country Notes November 1961||
Clinton County Goes To War (1861, Series of Letter’s).
|5||North Country Notes September 1961||
Labor Troubles (S. S. Allen, Job. F. Sherman). Major Wool’s Account of the Battle of Plattsburgh (Henry B. Dawson). Cattle Marks (Plattsburgh).
|4||North Country Notes May 1961||
School Composition (George Hoyle Burroughs). Champlain Academy (Champlain Journal 1869). Early Clinton County School Records (1862). Animal Life (Plattsburgh 1808). The Funeral of Daniel Webster (1853). College Expenses (1819).
|3||North Country Notes March 1961||
Exhilarating Gas (Pliny Moore). Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Cholera Scourge of 1832. Clinton county Place Names (Altona). A General Storekeeper and His Merchandise (List of Grocery’s 1801). Early Inoculations (1797).
|2||North Country Notes February 1961||
A Temperance Bet – 1823. Concerning Slavery In Clinton County. Wolf-Hunting in Clinton County Submitted by Carl Flood, Senior College of Education. Bill Of Sale (Slavery). A Slave’s Grave (Treadwell Bay Gravesite). School Days (Normal School).
|1||North Country Notes November 1960||
Election Bets (Lincoln). A Welcome to Clinton County (Pliny Moore, Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey). Rules of Plattsburgh’s First Library (1808) Submitted By Frederick Chaplin, Sophomore College of Education. Did You Know (Assorted Facts From the County's History).