Thorp & Sprague’s Mohawk Valley Stage Line offered reliable transportation, not dramatic stage coach chases like in the movies.
The celibate Shakers took in children who were orphaned or whose parents could no longer care for them—all seeking security within the Shaker world.
Ballston Spa was one of many small communities that reevaluated their approach to firefighting in the early twentieth century after a devastating fire.
The Second Best
Buffalo’s blizzard in 1977 paralyzed the city and killed twenty-nine people. President Jimmy Carter issued the first emergency declaration for snowfall and snow removal.
We Won’t Move
In the 1960s, Manhattan’s Chinatown suffered from both racism and a housing shortage. In the 1970s, Chinese Americans undertook the first Chinese tenants’ struggle in the city’s history.