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Burt Loescher Collection on Rogers' Rangers in the French and Indian War

Ticonderoga Historical Society

Burt Garfield Loescher (1917-2006) was a significant researcher on Roger’s Rangers. Robert Rogers (1731-1795) was an American-born soldier and adventurer who served in the British Army during both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.
During the French and Indian War, Rogers raised companies of soldiers, dubbed “rangers” and known for their bold exploits in the Lake Champlain and Lake George regions of Northern New York. His military strategies were the inspiration for the formation of the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger Corps and he continues to capture the public’s... Read more

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Ulster County Fair Collection

Ellenville Public Library & Museum

The first official Ulster County Fair was held in 1886, in Ellenville, organized by the Southern Ulster Agricultural Society. The Fair was a boon to the community, bringing visitors from around the county and beyond. Beginning in 1903, the O & W Railroad carried passengers from Kingston and Port Jervis to the Ellenville station, greatly increasing attendance.

From the earliest days of the driving park, a small harvest fair was an annual feature. As the fair grew, agricultural exhibits remained a mainstay of the event. Local farmers brought cattle, pigs and poultry to compete... Read more

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Union College Elizabeth Taylor Postcard Collection

Union College

Dates of Original: c. 1900 - 1950

Union College, located in Schenectady, New York, is a private liberal arts college. It was founded in 1795 and was originally an all-men’s college. In 1970, Union College became co-educational. The college offers a variety of undergraduate programs for its students and offers a substantial amount of extracurricular activities as well, including sports, clubs, fraternities and sororities for students to join. One of the prominent faculty members was Warren Crosby Taylor, a Civil Engineering Professor, who wrote books regarding the topic of elementary surveying.

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Town of Henrietta Collection

Town of Henrietta

Dates of Original: 1855 - 1870; 1890 - 1920

The Town of Henrietta was founded in 1818. Early settlers named the community for Henrietta Laura Pluteney, Coutness of Bath, England, whose father was an important land investor in the area.  Located in Township XII, Range VII of the original Phelps and Gorham Purchase, Henrietta soon became and continues to be the crossroads for Monroe County.

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