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Lansingburgh Entertainment 1830s-1840s

From our second edition of yesterday. ANOTHER FIRE IN LANSINGBURGH. This unfortunate village was visited by another destructive fire on Sunday evening, about 10 o’clock. […] Among the buildings destroyed are the following: […] Mr. Jacocks, Harness shop—Bowling Alley in… Continue Reading →

James I. Hall (abt 1822-1892) first African-American to be called as a juror in Rensselaer County?

James I. Hall (abt 1822-1892) of Lansingburgh signed a resolution in 1846 advocating for African-Americans to have the right to serve on a jury. In 1870 he was called as a potential juror for a trial. In between 1846 and… Continue Reading →

“A Suffrage Meeting” (1846)

A SUFFRAGE MEETING. A large and spirited meeting was held by the coloured citizens of Lansingburgh and Troy, March 10, in the Methodist church on Pitt street. Frisby Way was called to preside, and Daniel A. Oliver was appointed Secretary…. Continue Reading →

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