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In 1852, the United States Senate published the findings of Captain Howard Stansbury’s 1849-1850 expedition to the Great Salt Lake.

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BETHLEHEM — To raise funds to preserve the town’s historical records and artifacts, the Bethlehem Historical Association is holding its second Antiques Appraisal Day at Bethlehem Town Hall on Saturday, April 18, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Locals don't know  their ancestors' freedoms were defended in part by black patriots, says Aaron Mair, speaking of Albany County's only Revolutionary War battle.

The LeVie-Hilton barn is just the latest in cherished places that have been lost; identifying what we value now will help preserve our remaining heritage for the future.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Collar Laundry Union of Troy, organized in early 1864 by Kate Mullany, a 19-year-old Irish immigrant, was to become the nation’s first truly all-women labor union.

Archivist James Corsaro is cataloguing one-of-a-kind records from Voorheesville and listing them in an online state system so they are widely accessible.

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Police knocked on doors in the Rensselaerville hamlet last month after a councilman called and complained about cars parked on the street. The response from residents was called a "small uproar" by the sheriff.

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Sinterklaas visited with guests at the annual Greens Show put on by the Guilderland Garden Club last weekend at the historic Mynderse-Frederick House.

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Great thanks must be extended to the memory and spirits of Emma Treadwell and John Boyd Thacher. Their initial philanthropic gift of the place known as “Indian Ladder; inspired many other succeeding individuals and groups to dedicate their time and efforts to the growth of our John Boyd Thacher State Park.

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By the mid-19th Century, the famous Indian Ladder Region of the Helderberg had become a vacation-seeker’s paradise. Escaping the summer heat of the city for the elevated cool mountain breezes and fresh air of forest and field became a habit for many travelers in search of rest and recreation.

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