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Temperence in Schaghticoke – by C. Kelley

Last week I gave a brief history of the beginnings of the temperance movement in the U.S. It began in the churches, first urging people to moderate alcohol intake, then…

Possessions of an 1840 Family Farm – by C. Kelley

Let’s look at the probate file of John Baucus, who died in 1832 at 59. He was a farmer who lived near the current town hall. He and his family…

Schaghticoke Point: 19th Century Boom Town – by C. Kelley

   I have been working on the contents of this and the many following articles for several months. It has been hard to make the decision to publish, as I…