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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Feb 12, 2019

Feb. 14, 1944: Lipstick, “the scourge of V-mail,” will be tolerated until Valentine’s day, but after that letters to soldier sweethearts with the scarlet imprints will be sent by cargo mail only. Lipstick smears as it passes through the delicate V-mail photographic equipment, and ruins not only the letter on which...


Nov 14, 2018

Oct. 28, 1943: League bowling in Watertown today faces its first threat of curtailment or dissolution in years as police moved to end employment of pin boys under 16 years of age. Police visited the four local alleys Thursday night to warn proprietors that the hiring of boys under 16 was a violation of the penal...


Sep 10, 2018

During World War II, people in the north country were doing their part on the home front to boost the moral of the troops — mailing as much tobacco as they could to those serving overseas. Join us as we discuss why cigarettes were so important to service members during World War II and how that compares to...


Sep 3, 2018

A teenage girl is on the verge of death and the only thing that can save her is a rare drug that's never been used locally and isn't available. Meanwhile, doctors struggle to get her treatment in time.

75 years ago
Aug. 21, 1943: After days of determined efforts to obtain the release of the rare drug, announcement...