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Tom Comstock; from Wells Island to History’s Pages

Recounting the memoirs of Thomas Comstock, known as Tom, a well-known oarsman from Alexandria Bay.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Linda Twichell

Early Families of Westminster Park... The Twichell's

Funny thing about personal histories… the story belongs to the teller. Have you heard someone proclaim, “My great-grandfather was the best fishing guide...

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Linda Twichell

Early Families of Westminster Park: The J. D. Huntington Family.

Dr. J. D. Huntington, a well-known engraver, publisher, and dentist. Huntington was a deeply religious man and a passionate Prohibitionist who lived in Westminster Park, Thousand islands.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Linda Twichell

Early Westminster Park Families: The Hanford Family

The cottage of George R. Hanford of Watertown was in a category of its own. It was more a house than a cottage, holding a place of prominence over Poplar Bay.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Linda Twichell

Early Westminster Park Families: The Goss Family

Rosa Houghton Goss (1854- 1922) descended from a highly esteemed New England family, the Houghton’s. Her father, Reverend Daniel Clay Houghton, was the editor of the “Genesee Evangelist” and of the “American Presbyterian”,

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Linda Twichell

Books galore

Linda and I thought you might like to have our list as a reference. Several books are long out of print, but you may be lucky and find them in a used bookshop, or on sale on the web.

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Linda Twichell

Early Westminster Park Families: Gallup and Bronson

We all know the adage: “Don’t believe everything you read in newspapers.” Nevertheless, the nineteenth century upstate newspapers make for e

Volume 13, Issue 11, November 2018
Linda Twichell

Early Westminster Park Families: The Tavenders

From its inception, the Westminster Park Community was spurred along by the astute cultivation of a relationship with the media. In the 1870’s and the 1880’s, “media” meant connections in the newspaper and the publishing worlds.

Volume 13, Issue 10, October 2018
Linda Twichell