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Main Street, Herkimer, NY 1905

Mohawk Valley history: January 26, 1887, Herkimer, NY

This day in Mohawk Valley history from The Herkimer Democrat, January 26, 1887, Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York

Eagle Down by John Frazier

Donnie Coffin was somewhat of an enigma. Those who remember him recall him as an easygoing guy, but not many people have vivid memories of him.

This day in Mohawk Valley history: January 17

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

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.

Little Falls Philanthropy by Louis W. Baum

What did wealthy people do with their money? Some spent lavishly on themselves and their families caring little for their fellow man; others were philanthropic. Over the years, the citizens of Little Falls have greatly benefited in many different ways from the philanthropy of several of its leading residents who lived here in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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.

Bygone Little Falls winters of skiing and sledding by Jeffrey Gressler

Decades before there was a Pine Ridge ski center in Salisbury or a Shu-maker Mountain ski area outside Little Falls, generations of Little Falls winter sports enthusiasts skied and sledded down the vertical drops that typify our steep, narrow Mohawk Valley topography. Others enjoyed skating on the frozen canal and ice rinks. Times were different in the age before television and computers provided time diversions and snowmobiles proved to be so popular.

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.

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.