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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Apr 26, 2019

Kelly and Christina talk about the important of the Grange, why it's a good idea to think of others, the barber with the shortest career in Three Mile Bay, the anniversary of the first ship through the St. Lawrence Seaway and -- oh yeah! -- we were guests on another podcast. (Plus more.)

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Apr 25, 2019

Windows of homes were blasted out, a bicycle rider was thrown to his knees and people miles away felt the shock as a massive pile of gunpowder exploded on the eastern side of town. Join us as we discuss this horrific disaster and how the city remains impacted.

Hosted by Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick. Intro/Outro...


Apr 19, 2019

Kelly and Christina talk about several tragic historical events on her friend's birthday this week, as well as a stories about how colors helped save some feathery lives and how color-blindness led to an uncertain moment for the fate of a family's weekly food supply.

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Apr 17, 2019

April 22, 1869: Black River looses one bridge and one saw mill by the freshet. In Dexter, we hear the village is afloat, and that some people can’t get out of their houses, on account of the freshet.

The Great Flood of 1869 roared through communities in the north country 150 years ago, destroying bridges, business and...


Apr 15, 2019

Charles “Huckleberry Charlie” Sherman, born on Feb. 15, 1842, in Watertown was a conspicuous figure of the north country, with a reputation that continues to intrigue local historians.

Join Christina Knott and special guest host Dennis O'Brien as we discuss this colorful character.

 Intro/Outro music from Lithics....