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TICONDEROGA | Fifty years ago, 400,000 young people descended on a 600-acre dairy farm in rural New York for “three days of peace and music.” It was, depending on who you talk to, one of the greatest successes or greatest disasters in the history... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Roughly 170 years ago, the North Country was home to a railroad that had nothing to do with steam engines and depots. The Underground Railroad was a clandestine network of safe houses for runaway slaves heading to Canada and freedom. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS) has expanded the offerings of its annual Summer A’Fair, which will take place at the Hancock House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The story of World War I hero Alvin York reads like one of those entertaining but highly improbable movie scenes where a single good guy battling amidst a hail of bullets kills a multitude of bad guys. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host award-winning scientist Bill Ardren on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. to speak on efforts to restore a once-thriving salmon fishery to Lake Champlain. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Women’s right to vote at a national level is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and next. But the fight for suffrage began 70 years before that, and swept along a fascinatingly complex coalition of interests and issues. Read more

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will hold their Annual Meeting on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Benjamin Hall might have wanted to quit while he was ahead. Born in Elizabethtown, he watched the growing storm clouds at the onset of the American Civil War, and when fighting broke out in 1861, he was among the first in line to serve. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | In some ways, Inez Milholland was the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of her day: An attractive, flamboyant, unabashed New Yorker — she would have been aces with a Twitter account. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Perhaps no peace has led to so much war. Read more

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TICONDEROGA |  The Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS) has received a $7,500 grant for the conservation of a battlefield mural depicting the significant historic battlefields from Plattsburgh to Saratoga. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) December & Holiday After Networking Event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga from 5:30–7 p.m. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Historical Society had been considering a program featuring Jewish people who had left their mark on the Adirondacks, but the shooting in a Squirrel Hill synagogue in Pittsburgh added a sense of urgency. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Architect Joseph Vilardo has designed some stunning homes up and down the Adirondack Coast, and there are few building materials in which he does not have fluency. But gingerbread was a stretch. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Community Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony were held late last month at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | There’s a good argument to be made that the first world war didn’t happen at the beginning of the 20th century, it in fact occurred more than 150 years earlier. Read more

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TICONDEROGA |The Victorians, who figured most prominently in the second half of the 1800s, were obsessed with death, perhaps because they were surrounded by so much of it. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free program entitled, “The Other Milhollands” on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | A musical adaption of a classic children’s book will land at the Hancock House later this month. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | So much of early American history comes down to a shallow choke point in Lake Champlain where travelers with everything on their minds from commerce to mayhem found it possible to cross from one shore to the other, saving valuable... Read more

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