An Ode To Rugged Individualism And The War Of Grindstone Island

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What You May Not Know About ‘Dogs at Cards’

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The U.S. Invasions of Canada

The Battle of the Windmill was a battle fought in November 1838 in the aftermath of the Upper Canada Rebellion.

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The House That Wouldn’t Be

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How the Dewey Decimal System Got Its Name

Melvil Dewey

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How ‘Vacationland’ Got Its Name

HISTORICAL ARCHIVE WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES NEWS CLIPPING

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It’s a Pirate’s Life For Me!

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Alex Mosher throws “pirate treasure” into the crowd during the pirate invasion for Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days in Alexandria Bay.

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Navigating The Rumor and Fable of Thousand Islands Dressing

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Sackets Harbor played pivotal roles in fighting War of 1812

STEPHEN SWOFFORD n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES British troops advance on the American troops during a reenactment of the war of 1812 Saturday afternoon in Sackets Harbor.

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British troops advance on the American troops during a reenactment of the war of 1812 Saturday afternoon in Sackets Harbor.

Apparently, I am not alone in this as I’ve read that the majority of the British populace doesn’t much remember the War of 1812 either. The British history books tend to only mention it briefly, and even then in the context of the Napoleanic Wars instead of a war of its own right.

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Waxing nostalgic for a past we love

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Longtime north country residents herald days gone by as region continues to grow.

For many, nostalgia is more than just reminiscing about the past, it’s an emotion or feeling they have when thinking about certain memories — whether it’s a particular place, experience or time.

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