May 24th


The verdict was against the 18th amendment as the anti-prohibitionists carried the city by a 2003 to 188 vote for repeal of the Dry Law.


In a letter read at Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Church, it was made known that the high school department of St. Mary’s Academy will be closed at the end of the current school year.

May 26th


LABOR WANTED – some people who are in want of both work and money, will be interested to know that Mr. Buxton is at the hotel to hire two hundred teams to draw material on the line of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, and for 500 laborers to prepare stone etc.


Several boys were brought before Police Justice Dasey for violating one of the village by-laws by playing baseball on Sunday. Four pleaded guilty and were fined two dollars each, while the remainder preferred to stand trial. The examination was frequently interrupted by the disorderly conduct of some of the spectators.


Work on the big lock has been completed, and it is in working order, as several fleets in addition to a large number of pleasure craft have successfully passed through it. Currently, it takes one-half hour for passage.


The Mack Fire Truck arrived in Little Falls. It was “a complete fire department on wheels,” weighing eight tons, with a four cylinder, seventy horse power motor. It was first used to fight a fire on June 3rd.

May 27th


Mr. and Mrs. General Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren, who have attracted attention throughout the world, will give two entertainments at Keller Hall. It is a rare opportunity for the citizens of Little Falls to see these little people. Admission 25 cents, children 10.


The new Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church on Petrie Street was dedicated today.


The salaries of rural mail carriers in Little Falls and around the country may be slashed 10%, and many would be terminated if the proposed measure is approved by President Herbert Hoover. 


Linda Vincent, president of Canal Place Development Association and Mayor Roger Stock presided over the opening of the walkway over the hydroelectric plant which leads to Moss Island and Lock 17.

May 28th


The Little Falls Volunteer Corps, through partnerships with local nonprofits and businesses, has spent more than 120 hours on coordinating and delivering meals to hundreds of residents, providing summer meals for kids, and distributing more than 2,000 masks during the Corona virus outbreak.

May 29th


An attempt by Judge Sanders Lansing, who represented the Ellice Estate, to write a second charter in 1826 was aborted. Judge Nathaniel Benton drew up a new, less restrictive third charter, in which a majority of trustees must be freeholders. This was adopted, and at an election on this date at the stone school, Benton was chosen as the first village president. The total to be raised by taxes was limited to $300.


All of the members of the Little Falls police department, except for Chief Long, have resigned with several finding other employment. The blue suits were replaced by the gray suits of the state police with six troopers assigned to patrol the city where they are doing splendid work.


By a 1,284 to 421 tally, Little Falls area voters approved school centralization. The new district included city districts and 15 districts from surrounding towns. A seven member school board was created.

May 30th


A patent issued by King George II of England, bestowed to John Jost Schnell and Jacob Zimmerman 3,600 acres of land north of the Mohawk River across from the General Herkimer home. Much of the land today is still being farmed by descendants of the patentees.

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