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A History of Herkimer County By Nathaniel Benton
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Published originally in 1856, Nathaniel Benton’s history of Herkimer County is centered on the stirring events of the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and provides vivid descriptions... More > of the Palatine Germans and their Mohawk neighbors. Writing in a colorful Victorian style, Judge Benton does not hide his own strong views. Abridged version.< Less
A History of Herkimer County By Nathaniel Benton
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Published originally in 1856, Nathaniel Benton’s history of Herkimer County is centered on the stirring events of the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and provides vivid descriptions... More > of the Palatine Germans and their Mohawk neighbors. Writing in a colorful Victorian style, Judge Benton does not hide his own strong views. Abridged version.< Less
Roxy Druse and The Murders of Herkimer County By Michael Cooney
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In the winter of 1884 Herkimer County was shaken by a horrifying murder that took place on an isolated farm, and the story soon drew national attention. Roxy Druse and her daughter Mary were charged... More > with killing and dismembering her husband. A young journalist, W.H. Tippetts, was among the many who flocked to the county seat for the trial. Tippetts interviewed the accused murderesses and quickly produced a short book about Roxy and other many other homicides in the county’s history. After Roxy’s execution, his book was forgotten, surviving in only a few copies. A hundred and twenty years later, Michael Cooney discovered, or claimed to discover, an unpublished manuscript in which Tippetts reveals the intertwining of his own life with that of the two women. This volume contains both works and reveals the true story of long ago murder.< Less
Herkimer County, New York Guide for Genealogists and Family Historians By NYG&B
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Guide to Herkimer County, New York for genealogists and family historians produced by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Tales from the Rock City By Helen Schloss
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Writing for The New York Call in 1913, the pubic health nurse and activist, Helen Schloss describes the horrendous conditions then existing in the working class slums of Little Falls, New York. ... More > The Russian-born Schloss came to Little Falls in April of 1912, hired by a group of wealthy women to address the ongoing tuberculosis epidemic among the poor. By the time a strike spontaneously broke out in the town's textile factories, she was isolated from both her wealthy employers and the poor whom she was so desperate to help. Shocked by the police chief's observation that all of the strikers “ought to be shot,” she helps to organize a soup kitchen, only to be jailed for inciting to riot. After two weeks in the Herkimer County lock-up, she returns to the battle which finally ended in January, 1913 with modest pay increases for the strikers.< Less
Microphones, Moon Rocks, & Memories By Steve Newvine
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Author/columnist Steve Newvine has selected thirty-five popular essays on a variety of topics for this compilation. This is a collection of essays that have appeared in newspapers across the... More > country, excerpts from several of Steve's books, and new material previously unpublished. Steve grew up in Port Leyden, New York. He graduated from Herkimer County Community College and Syracuse University before embarking on a fifteen-year career in television news, followed by thirteen years as a chamber of commerce President and CEO. He lives and works in Merced, California. Included in this compilation: -tributes to Andy Rooney, Steve Jobs, Johnny Carson, and others -reflections on growing up, early jobs, and life lessons -and a look back on the American space program, broadcasting, and the holiday season< Less
Tales from the Rock City By Helen Schloss
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Writing this series of articles for "The New York Call" in 1913, Schloss describes the horrendous conditions then existing in the working class slums of Little Falls, NY. The Russian-born... More > Schloss came to Little Falls, hired by a group of wealthy women to address the ongoing tuberculosis epidemic among the poor. She describes her discouragement as she realizes that the workers simply cannot follow her advice on how to avoid disease., and felt that she had become only “a fad for the ladies.” By the time a strike spontaneously broke out in the town's textile mills, she was isolated from both her wealthy employers and the poor whom she was so desperate to help. Shocked by the police chief's observation that all of the strikers “ought to be shot,” she helps to organize a soup kitchen, only to be jailed for inciting to riot. After two weeks in the Herkimer County lock-up, she returns to the battle which finally ended in January, 1913 with modest pay increases for the strikers.< Less