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Hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott return to the pages of history for stories that still matter today.

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 6, 2020

Host Kelly Burdick discusses the 1889 Potsdam circus train wreck, in which a train carrying Barnum and Bailey’s circus, animals and all, barreled down the tracks toward Montreal before meeting its dreadful demise, derailing just north of Potsdam.

Listen and hear why this train wreck made such a mark on north country...


Aug 22, 2020

Host Kelly Burdick discusses and reads some of her favorite history highlights of Northern New York from the Watertown Daily Times archives.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at


Jun 21, 2020

Host Kelly Burdick talks about Booker T. Washington's influence and impact as he spoke to crowds throughout the U.S., including in Watertown, N.Y.

He actually visited the city twice after the first time didn't go so well. Listen and find out why.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It...