Warren County, NY History
|We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and
local history from Warren
County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.
|Now Available for Download
The Warren County chapter
in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York
(1848). Relative to many upstate counties, Warren County was
generously treated by the authors. There are five pages specific
to Warren County, including a county map, more than many upstate
counties received in these early years. In addition to those five
pages, we have also included the section of Mather & Brockett about land
grants and patents -- underlying the counties -- in the state.
This summary is an important part of Warren County's historical record.
5++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.
The Warren County chapter
from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look
at arren County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's
treatment of the subject. The localities mentioned in boldface
type in this
chapter are: Bolton,
Caldwell, Chester, Chestertown, Pottersville, Hague, Wardboro, Horicon,
Mill Brook, Johnsburgh, Nobles Corners, North Creek, The Glen, Luzerne,
Queensbury, Glens Falls, West Glens Falls, French Mountain, Stony Creek,
Stony Creek Center, Thurman, Athol, and Warrensburgh. 7+
pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.
Red and Black for 1936 -- The Yearbook of Glens Falls High School,
Glens Falls, New York. High
school yearbooks capture moments in time – or at least the best of them
do. This one, soft cover and limited size included, give us a glimpse
of Glens Falls at around the midpoint of the Great Depression,
reflecting a way of life unlike that of a decade earlier, and quite
unlike the decades that would follow. There seems to be a theme
recurring in the book that suggests the value of material success, and
under the economic circumstances of those years we can find no fault
with that. Against this background, the length of the advertising
section of this yearbook is noteworthy. One would suspect that among
the advertisers, reasonably few were still extant in another ten years.
By contemporary standards, there are relatively few activities and these
fall generally into the athletic (almost entirely for boys) and academic
(relatively gender neutral). The Glens Falls High School Hockey Team
played only a three game schedule, and given the locale, that they had a
hockey team is not surprising. Interestingly, Glens Falls High School
also fielded a swim team. The seniors are listed, with most having
a smallish photo. Several seniors did not have photographs. For the
juniors, three photographs, each including roughly a third of the class,
along with a full list of class members, appears, while the sophomores
got no pictures at all, but did get a full list of class members. No
freshman class is evident. 104+ pages, in PDF format, download now
|Warren County was separated from
County in 1813. You may also want to consult our
Washington County page for
locations that may have been affected by this transaction.
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