Harry Burrell's home at 664 East Main Street | Present-day Verizon Telephone Co.

This day in Mohawk Valley history: January 13

Built at a cost of over $100,000, the fully equipped building is dedicated for the benefit of men and women of Little Falls irrespective of creed.

This day in Mohawk Valley history: December 31

Dutch explorer Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert left Fort Orange (Albany), and passed around the little falls, possibly south of Fall Hill, while visiting Iroquois villages on his way to Oneida Lake. Most likely, he was the first white person to have visited this area.

This day in history: December 19 in Herkimer, NY

On December 19, 1888, it was announced another knitting mill would be in the Herkimer Manufacturing Company brick building.

US submarine chasers stop in Little Falls

From the Cooney Archives: On December 17, 1917, A good number of recently built US submarine chasers, moving down the canal, stopped in Little Falls on their way to New York City.

This day in history: December 16 in Utica, NY

On December 16, 1886, the Utica Daily Observer reported on a rail Belt opening as well as a rail road Holiday Excursion to New York City.

First train passes over the railroad to Dolgeville

On December 14, 1892, the first train passed over the railroad to Dolgeville, and there were many excursions to High Falls Park the following summer.

This day in history: December 14

On December 14, 1774, several hundred men overpowered the small British garrison at Castle William & Mary in New Hampshire gaining possession of about 100 barrels of gunpowder from the crown.

This day in history: December 12

On December 12, 1894, it was reported that D.H. Burrell of Little Falls has received a patent for making cheese.

This day in history: December 7

Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

This day in history: December 5

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment (Amendment XXI) to the United States Constitution is ratified repealing the 18th Amendment.