Oct 18, 2020
Host and local history fan Kelly Burdick talks about Dogs for Defense, a military program in which pet owners -- including those in the north country -- were asked to donate their pet dogs to help fight in World War II.
This episode is edited by Christina...
Oct 11, 2020
Kelly Burdick talks about a tragic event from 1970 when a ship near Massena went down, claiming the lives of nine people, including two children. The Eastcliff Hall ship is still visited by underwater divers today, but many are unaware of its sad history.
This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody...
Sep 25, 2020
"The sun today is still obscured by smoke and ashes. ... The heat is so intense and the smoke so dense, that the fighters cannot approach with two miles of the fires." ~ June 5, 1903, Watertown Daily Times
Kelly Burdick talks about the 1903 Adirondack fire that burned through 600,000 acres of the north country more...
Sep 20, 2020
Carry A. Nation was one of the most famous anti-alcohol protesters in American history. She made her mark across the country and even to Watertown, swinging her hatchet at bars and warning of the fires of hell to those who mocked her.
Kelly Burdick talks about the American protest leader, what drove her to smash bottles...
Sep 13, 2020
Host Kelly Burdick is joined by two special guests to share some of your listener feedback, as well as this history highlight for the week and a preview of what's ahead for her weekly newspaper column.
This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is