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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Oct 29, 2018

Oct. 18, 1868: This evening Laura Keene, whose name has become a household word, appears in her favorite part in “The American Cousin,” the play that was on the stage of Ford’s theater when President Lincoln was assassinated. Laura Keene was on the stage when Booth jumped onto it, and she held the head of the...


Oct 24, 2018

Watertown Daily Times Writer Chris Brock sits down for an interview to discuss his recent article on "A Fan's Notes" by Frederick Exley.

Read Chris Brock's article, "A Fan's Note at 50" at the Watertown Daily Times website, as well as here and here for


Oct 22, 2018

Oct. 12, 1918: Thirty-nine flu-stricken men were being cared for in the Elk’s emergency hospital at noon today and only two beds were vacant. All the women being treated at the hospital were removed to the Masonic Lodge emergency hospital Friday afternoon and all men who were taken ill with influenza during the...


Oct 15, 2018

What happened in Massena, N.Y., in 2008 to garner international attention?  Find out as we discuss the controversy of -- and the peaceful conclusion to -- the yoga debate at Massena High School.

Oct. 7, 2008: Debate over the Massena High School’s suspended classroom yoga program is putting the town on the map. The...


Oct 8, 2018

He's been called the Stephen Colbert of the Civil War. He's also been compared to an awkward ox (by a friend) and "abominably nasty" by others. He was admired by President Lincoln and friends with Mark Twain. 

When a friend claimed that he had never met a man drunker than Locke, the inebriated comedian replied, “Get...