This Week in History – Week of January 25th
William Alexander started a new grist mill today at the little falls.
Several years ago a group of prominent Little Falls citizens formed the “Eastern Improvement Company” to develop the Burnt Rocks area of Little Falls, and lay out streets, building lots, and a route for the trolley. The lots did not sell, the trolley never materialized, and the lands were sold today under foreclosure to Mr. D. H. Burrell for $8,009.
Little Falls Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program officer Richard Congdon was selected as the state representative for Region Seven at the annual D.A.R.E. convention at West Point. The area includes Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.
“Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde” is playing tonight at the Cronkhite Opera House.
The question was raised as to why the number of establishments in Little Falls employing men have decreased while the factories employing large quantities of women and girls have increased. Yet the town is quite prosperous! Officials asked if the town could continue to prosper unless more employment is furnished for men.
Night air mail service was started over Little Falls.
The Central Railroad Night Express train met with an accident a few miles east of Little Falls. A broken rail threw three of the passenger coaches from the track. All the passengers escaped without injury.
Miss Petrie’s class in physical culture played a basketball game against Herkimer with Little Falls winning 24 to 14. Seventy-five Ladies were present for the game, after which Gentlemen were admitted for dancing. Susan B. Anthony’s and Dr. Anna Shaw’s speeches were not falling on deaf ears.
In what is normally the coldest part of the winter, the mercury in Little Falls reached 71F. Doors and windows were open, people sat out on porches, overcoats were on men’s arms, and the sprinkler wagon was out to water down the dusty streets.
The West Shore Railroad will have an excursion to Washington, D.C. at a cost only for the $10 round trip. The train will leave Little Falls at 12:19 pm.
A half mile horse racing track was laid out on the ice on the Mohawk River west of the suspension bridge.
The first basketball game was held in the new high school gym.
Little Falls industries added $3, 418,052 to the value of their products by the process of manufacture in 1933 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey included 22 establishments employing 1,744 workers earning $1,372,882 in wages.
Most of the 1,500 motorists stranded at the Iroquois service area at Indian Castle, because of a major snow emergency, formed a motorcade to Schenectady this afternoon. Many went under protest as they were headed west on the Thruway. Most of the travelers were obliged to stand up through the long hours as there was insufficient space for all to sit down.
The Hardscrabble Wind Farm was put into service with 37 windmills stretching from Little Falls to the Town of Norway. The southernmost windmill is visible from the Little Falls High School. The windfarm consists of 37 Gamesa turbines on 328 foot towers with an total output capacity of 74 megawatts.
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