Heading out past Cobleskill on Route 7 enjoying a gorgeous Saturday in the month of April found this explorer at Richie Rich’s Place in Richmondville. Scouting for some summer stitching projects to use for a post on holiday porch hand work this treasure hunter did not come up empty handed! After spending a good hour exploring the many nooks and crannies of this locally owned shop two wonderful pieces were found for my post.
Valtex Santa pillow panel
Pilgrims from the world over have written of the beauty and magic of the Auriesville Shrine. Inspired by an article in a digital copy of the March 1905 “The Rosary Magazine” I ventured on a pilgrimage of my own to visit this local site. Even in the dreariness of a March day this treasure held breathtaking views and a spirit all its own.
Brook at the Ravine at the Auriesville Shrine
The tale of Duanesburg’s beginning was detailed in a speech by George W. Featherstonhaugh at a meeting of the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1905. This article focuses on the fun facts of the speech but it is an amazing article to read if you have the time to click on the link. It is a free Google Book.
Five Fun Facts You Never Knew About Duanesburg, New York Continue reading
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Thacher State Park I am posting this view of Hale’s (Haile’s) Cave printed in the NYS Geologist’s Report from 1898. A few lucky folks will be able to register for a caving session this weekend in the seldom accessed Tory and Hailes Caves. If you are not up to caving with the bats there will be plenty of other activities to keep you busy including trail runs, live music and lots of activities for the kids. Continue reading
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View of Albany from the Hudson River
Google Book Citation: Panorama of the Hudson by Wallace Bruce
Panorama of the Hudson by Wallace Bruce
Ad in the Schoharie Republican 1934
Club Palorama Postcard Back
Club Palorama Postcard Front Schenectady, NY
A 1930’s Resort on the Rotterdam Line
The Club Palorama was built in 1934 by Peter Palazini of Schenectady and featured the lighting mastery of W. D’Arcy Ryan of GE. Fashioned after the latest clubs of the times it had wondrous light shows during the dances, featured the latest musical performances and had space on the floor for 1000 revelers. Continue reading
Postcard with 1908 postmark and titled “New Office Buildings, a part of the 15,000 employees Leaving the General Electric Works. Schenectady, NY
This postcard from 1908 gives a glimpse into the past of the General Electric Motor Works in Schenectady, NY. New buildings were being erected at the end of the 19th century and the following article from “The Electrical Engineer” printed in August of 1898 tells us a little more about the city’s fortune at the time. Continue reading