Category: Queensbury

topo map of French Mountain

French Mountain in 1875

Maury Thompson recently shared with me a link to a short newspaper article about the photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.  On the same page I noticed a letter from a reader, which decried the lack of coverage for French Mountain, at that time a hamlet in the Town of Queensbury.  Now the site of the Factory…
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stone wall with red tenant house

A Legacy of the Land – Stone Walls continued…

Our last blog covered the remarkable story of 19th century stone builder and preacher, Reverend George Brown.  But what about the many stone walls around the area whose builders remain anonymous and whose histories are unknown?  Is it possible to learn anything about those walls, or from them?  The answer is “yes”.  Though we may…
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