This day in Mohawk Valley history: January 17

The Herkimer Democrat, January 17, 1894, Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York

Map of Fulton County, New York : from actual surveys, 1856

This day in Mohawk Valley history: January 14

Local Record, Locals In Brief, column from the January 14, 1897, Fulton County Republican, Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.

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 1

On this day, December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black passengers to relinquish seats to white passengers when the bus was full.

This day in history: November 18

On this day in history, November 18, 1945, Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born and is honored as the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She was a remarkable leader that worked tirelessly for Native American rights.

This day in history: November 17

On this day in history, November 17, 1878, Immigration activist, Grace Abbott, is born in Grand Island, Nebraska.

A letter of thanks to Veterans

I didn’t know what I was in for when I said, “I do” to my husband who was serving in the United States Air Force.

Area code handbook issued by many telephone companies in 1962 to promote the newly introduced direct distance dialing

This day in history: November 10

On November 10, 1951, the first direct dial phone call was made from NJ to CA using a newly developed area code system.