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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Jul 21, 2019

New drivers are encouraged to advertise their inexperience, near beer is a miss and some domestic disputes hit the newspapers of the past. Kelly and Christina discuss.

Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is "Rubber Robot" by Poddinton Bear. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for fun extras and to learn more...


Jul 17, 2019

He died 100 years ago, with his obituary promising his works would never be forgotten, but who was John Nill?

Learn more about the German immigrant to Watertown, N.Y., who became a baker, caker, ice cream creator and cigar maker. But that's not all; he was also elected mayor of Watertown, and has one of the most...


Jul 14, 2019

This special episode of History Highlights, we follow the local coverage of the NASA moon landing 50 years ago in 1969. We talk about local reactions, thoughts from foreign visitors in the U.S. that week, controversy and protests and the new frontier of exploration.

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Jul 10, 2019

During the short summer months in the north country, everyone is out to soak up as much sun as possible before the winter returns -- and that's true not just today. A century ago, these games kept families, friends and strangers entertained. 

Kelly and Christina talk about the interesting history of these outdoor games...


Jul 7, 2019

Christina and Kelly talk about north country historical events, and we go out of Watertown a bit to talk about the surrounding communities.

We talk about Ives Park in Potsdam, a road rage incident in Malone, giant strawberries brought into the Watertown Daily Times, the return of War of 1812 Ale out of Sacketts Harbor,...