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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Aug 4, 2019

It's been quite a(n almost) year, and we have loved bringing our interesting history finds to you since our humble podcast began last August. We've talked about hidden beer caves, the first supermodel (who hailed from Northern New York), unusual medical mysteries and more.

We are so thankful to our listeners who have...


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...


Jun 26, 2019

In the 19th century, most north country residents had never seen a tall “skyscraper” building. The few that had were likely to have seen it in New York City, where the first skyscraper reached seven stories in 1870 with the Equitable Life Building, considered by many to be the first skyscraper.

For residents in...


May 22, 2019

Kelly and Christina are getting spring fever and are excited to talk about victory gardens to celebrate the season and honor the WW2 effort to support the war.

We talk about the local efforts by Minna Anthony Common and others to help promote home gardens, as well as talk tips and advice on how to start your...