Three Centuries in Champlain Valley; A Collection of Historical Facts and Incidents

Three Centuries in Champlain Valley; A Collection of Historical Facts and Incidents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Hi freight house and Dock Company's warehouse at Plattsburgh burned. Saranac Chapter, D. A. R. sent 55 hospital shirts, 75 cholera bands, writing paper, stamped envelopes and miscellaneous articles to Washington. The Burlington Traction Co. extended its line to Queen City Park. AUGUST 2 All about us the air was a-swoon With the brimming wine of midsummer noon, And the August pipers clear and shrill Sang chirr, chirr, chirr like a shepherd's tune On his oaten pipe, from the greenwood hill.-----james Buckham. Marquis Montcalm, with the 9,000 French and Indians he had collected during the summer at Carillon, captured Fort William Henry from Col. Monroe. This was the zenith of French power in America. " Had I to besiege Fort Carillon," said Montcalm, in 17 58 while wondering at the retreat of Abercrombie, " I would ask but six mortars and two pieces of artillery." Beginning of the first term of the Academy after its incorporation with Alexander H. Prescott, who had previously taught in Chazy, as principal. Mr. Prescott married a daughter of Dr. Herrick (whose home was opposite the Freleigh house on Peru street) and built and occupied the stone house, now 5 Broad street Death came suddenly to Judge Matthew Saxe while at work in the hay field and the spot where he fell was, for many years, marked by a post painted red. Matthew Saxe with two of his brothers, came ta Chazy in 1808 from Highgate. He built a wharf a few rods south of the rude wharf of William Lawrence, and a stone store-house, still standing. Soon a thriving business sprang up at Saxe's Landing and continued for many years until the building of railroads diverted the shipping interests from the lake and all the lake ports fell into a state of...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803698
  • 9781236803696