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.

The Darkest Day in Mohawk History By Darren Bonaparte

The Darkest Day in Mohawk History

This week’s Wampum Chronicles continues featuring, “The Darkest Day in Mohawk History” by Darren Bonaparte.
Harry Burrell's home at 664 East Main Street | Present-day Verizon Telephone Co.

Home Of The First U.S. Open Air Cheese Market

Jonathan Burrell and his family were influential in making Little Falls the cheese capital of the United States and beyond.
Hill Side Farm | Eatonville, NY | Present -day 173 Dise Road, with the property owned by Barbara Pelzer. He purchased the farm on June 1, 1858, for the sum of $1,220. His grandparents, Honorable Evans and Phebe Belknap Wharry, bought this land near Little Falls, NY in 1785.

Home Of The First U.S. Open Air Cheese Market

DID YOU KNOW…Xerxes Willard wrote articles on the activities of the cheese industry at Little Falls, for the Utica Morning Herald & Daily Gazette, which were read by cheese producers, buying agents and merchants, eventually leading to Little Falls becoming the hub for the Cheese Market?

The Lost Dauphin

The Wampum Chronicles, “Land Where The Partridge Drums” by Darren Bonaparte continues with “The Lost Dauphin.”
Local Happenings About Johnstown and Vicinity

This day in Mohawk Valley History: September 26, 1899

The September 26, 1899 Johnstown Daily Republican reports on a Street Fair where Fort Plain Merchants Emulate a Western Custom.
Wampum Chronicles Williams in Oneida

Williams in Oneida

The Wampum Chronicles, “Land Where The Partridge Drums” by Darren Bonaparte continues with “Williams in Oneida.”
The Cobleskill Index September 19, 1929

This day in Mohawk Valley History: September 19, 1929

The Cobleskill Index from September 19, 1929 headline reads “Plan New System For Marking The State Highways.”

Eleazer Williams

The Wampum Chronicles, “Land Where The Partridge Drums” by Darren Bonaparte continues with “Eleazer Williams.”