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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Jul 24, 2019

Encephalitis lethargica, sleeping sickness or "sleep-death" This often forgotten epidemic remains the largest medical mystery of the 20th century. It struck a million people or more around the world, killing about a third immediately and leaving a third more trapped immobile, alive but imprisoned inside their body.


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 3, 2019

What was the Fourth of July like in the early 1900s? In a word, raucous. Injuries, destruction and even death were not uncommon. 

An article in the Watertown Daily Times on July 13, 1903 reported 52 killed and 3,665 injured in 200 cities, including a 10-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy in Kingston, who were shot in the...

Mar 6, 2019

March 1, 1919:
The community of Watertown is briefly terrorized by a ghost-like figure described as "The Woman in Black." We talk about this mysterious figure, how she was spotted and whatever became of this local myth.

Article by Olivia...

Nov 21, 2018

Nov. 20, 1918: With weather conditions promising to be the most appropriate for an ideal Thanksgiving day and diverse attractions arranged for by churches, theaters, movie houses, dance halls and athletic organizations, hard to please will be the citizen of Watertown who cannot find some means of enjoying the great...