Feb. 20th


Those who advocate the extending to women the right of suffrage will hold their first area meeting in Little Falls. Mrs. E. L. Calkins, vice-president of the Indiana state W.C.T.U. will deliver a lecture on the subject. Susan B. Anthony, one of the prominent workers in this cause, will speak at some area meetings.


Patent Attorney C. J. Lundstrom is completing arrangements to start a factory in Little Falls to manufacture his patent filing cases. Hitherto, Mr. Lundstrom has had them manufactured for him, together with his patent bookcases, at the P. W. Casler plant.


D. H. Burrell & Co., of Little Falls, is among the firms which believe a measure of their prosperity belongs to the workmen. On the last pay day, each employee found an envelope with a check for a nice sum in addition his to regular wages.


The City of Little Falls was awarded a national first place in a “register to vote” competition for cities 9,000 to 10,000 population sponsored by the American Heritage Foundation. Of 5,325 people eligible to vote, 5,297 voted.


The South William Street bridge (Seeley Island bridge,) deemed as being unsafe, was closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The foundation was built about January 22, 1886 and the steel bridge was erected about May 1, 1886 at a cost of $7,500.


Little Falls native Richard Buckley, has released his latest book “Unique Place, Diverse People” through the Little Falls Historical Society. Buckley’s major work recounts 300 years of the social and political history of Little Falls. His main topics were the story of the black community, women’s contributions, and the accounts of the immigrant workers.

Feb. 21st


Little Falls Earns First Prize From Heritage Foundation
(Special to the Evening Times)

Little Falls, N.Y. today was awarded a national first prize in the National Non-Partisan Register and Vote Competition sponsored by the American Heritage Foundation for “the most intensive and most effective non-partisan register and vote effort by a city with a population between 9,000 and 10,000.” Thomas D’Arcy Brophy, president of the Foundation said, in announcing the award:

“We extend our congratulations to the people of Little Falls. They won this award only because so many of them worked tirelessly together in helping to bring out a record vote last November – the largest demonstration of active citizenship in our history.”

NOTE: During October-November 2022 the museum closely followed this entire campaign based on the scrapbook the Little Falls committee submitted for entering the aforementioned competition.

Feb. 22nd


Severe snow storms over the past week nearly buried the train coming to Little Falls from Dolgeville. Near Crum Creek the train was stalled in a big drift about ten feet deep. All that was visible of the engine was the smoke stack. Shovelers had great difficulty in freeing the iron horse from its position. Passengers on the train amused themselves by playing cards.


Roller skating has returned this week to the Redman Hall at 569 East Main Street.


The P&K Dress Corporation will begin operation on the fifth floor of the building at 560 East Mill Street. The proprietors, Eugene Pawluk and Erich Kupfer, will manufacture bathrobes, and dresses. The firm is expected to start operations with 50 employees and gradually increase production.

Feb. 23rd


The home talent, three act farce “Henry’s Wedding,” sponsored by the Junior Welfare League, pleased a large audience at the High school auditorium. In all there were 125 prominent local people in the show including Wilbur Crisp as “O’Flaherty, Chief of Detectives.” The production also tickled a gathering of school kiddies at a matinee yesterday afternoon.


Voters, in a special election, defeated a proposal to build a municipal swimming pool in Little Falls, 1452 to 4761. A similar referendum had passed in 1952.

Feb. 25th


The Little Falls Paper Company plant on East Mill Street was consumed by flames resulting in damages estimated at $75,000. It is believed the fire was started by an explosion of an oil stove. The conflagration got a big start when firemen went in the wrong direction in response to a telephone alarm.

Feb. 26th


“Yourself and your lady are respectfully invited to be present at a Social Party to be given at Indian Castle Hall” said the invitation from Shall & Snell proprietors. Music is by Crumwell in person with his full orchestra. Tickets, including supper, are $1.25.

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