9781596298217

Colorful Characters of Northern New York : Northern Lights

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596298217

  • ISBN10:

    1596298219

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-16
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Anyone who hails from New York's North Country, especially St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, knows that the region is full of fun, fascinating people. But who were the most famous, the most influential or the most intriguing of this motley crew? Perhaps it was President Eisenhower's secretary of state; the man who fought for his life during a dangerous balloon ride; the football coach who continually led his team to victory; or the family of seven brothers who defended the United States in World War II. You be the judge, as the Watertown Daily Times's Dave Shampine brings to life the stories of these and many other captivating, colorful characters.

Table of Contents

Vaudeville's May Irwin Sang Praises of Thousand Islandsp. 7
Difficulties Never Subdued Hard-Luck Hasslerp. 15
Henry Keep's Hard Journey from Poorhouse to Mansionp. 23
Ambassador to Duck Islandp. 29
A Wise Leaderp. 37
An Army of Armstrongsp. 45
Dogged Entrepreneurp. 55
"The Grandest Discovery in Medicine the World Ever Saw"p. 61
Barney Family Witnessed History, and Made Itp. 69
Championship Seasons Under Coach Bill Grafp. 79
Everybody's Best Friend: Thomas Clarksonp. 89
The "Florence Nightingale of America" Hailed from Potsdamp. 99
Rhoda Fox Graves: Political Pioneer of Northern New Yorkp. 109
Huckleberry Charlie: The "Sage of Pine Plains"p. 117
The Mad Fiddler of the North Countryp. 123
La Petite Bessiep. 131
Merritt Cleveland: Building Canals and Railroadsp. 139
"My Greatest Hobby is the Railroad"p. 145
Haddock's Balloon Ride Becomes a Fight for Lifep. 151
About the Authorp. 159
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