Mohawk Valley History

Writing Series

Read articles written by historians from throughout the Mohawk Valley region. Contact us if you have a story idea or local historian that you would like to see published in our writing series.

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographers by Boucher, Jack E, Jet Lowe, and David Sharpe. Brooklyn Bridge, Spanning East River between Park Row, Manhattan and Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York County, NY. trans by Jandoli, Lizmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographers by Boucher, Jack E, Jet Lowe, and David Sharpe. Brooklyn Bridge, Spanning East River between Park Row, Manhattan and Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York County, NY. trans by Jandoli, Lizmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .

This Day in History: John A. Roebling was born on June 12, 1806

On June 12, 1806, John A. Roebling, civil engineer and builder of bridges, was born. His last achievement was the Brooklyn Bridge.
Coach Young during his playing days in 1939 at the University of Iowa.

Charlie Young: From Undefeated Football Team to Wrestler Revolt–And Beyond

Known as "Chub" by his family and close friends, Charlie taught and coached at LFHS for over two decades, and left an indelible mark.
Detroit Publishing Co., Publisher. Erie Canal, Utica, N.Y. [Between 1900 and 1915] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .Detroit Publishing Co., Publisher. Erie Canal, Utica, N.Y. [Between 1900 and 1915] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .

Mohawk Valley History: June 10

On June 10, 1902, The Utica Observer reports on mud in the canal, along with reports from other locales in the Mohawk Valley.

The Unredeemed Captives.

The Wampum Chronicles continue with Unredeemed Captives and The Founding of the St. Regis Mission from Darren Bonaparte’s, “From the Land of Flint to the Land Where the Partridge Drums.”
The Pride of Little Falls, Milan Mosny

The Pride of Little Falls by John Frazier

Every high school class has its outstanding students – the class valedictorian, the star athlete, the most likely to succeed…

Kahnawake and Blood Among Brothers

The Wampum Chronicles continue with Kahnawake and Blood Among Brothers from Darren Bonaparte’s, “From the Land of Flint to the Land Where the Partridge Drums.”

The Mohawk Migration to the Village of Prayer

The Wampum Chronicles Writing Series continues with The Mohawk Migration to the Village of Prayer and Kateri Tekakwitha.

From the Land of Flint to the Land Where the Partridge Drums

The Wampum Chronicles continue with the first part of the Migration from the Mohawk Valley to Kahnawake and Akwesasne. The Mohawks used this area in ancient times for both permanent and seasonal occupation.

This day in Mohawk Valley History