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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 →

Black-Owned Newspapers in Troy (1842-1847)

There were two newspapers in Troy with which Rev. Henry Highland Garnet was involved, the Clarion and the National Watchman. There is not a lot known about either newspaper, not even the years in which they were in operation; different… Continue Reading →

Lansingburgh School District 1 “Colored Department” (1847-1851+)

For a period of time, in compliance with a state law enacted in 1847, there was a “colored department” or “colored school” in School District 1. Here again is a relatively little-explored topic. It seems possible that such a school… Continue Reading →

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