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Who were the people that came before us, and how did the lives the led shape the places we live in today? Second Look steps beyond the big picture of history to give listeners a close look at the stories of people who lived, loved and died in New York state's largest yet most sparsely populated region. Join us and learn how the big picture of the past is painted by the strokes of individuals who aren't that different from us today. Second Look is produced by the Watertown Daily Times with ho ...
 
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One hundred twenty five years ago, Watertown and the surrounding communities in Northern New York were terrorized by what would be called "the lunatic" of Coffeen Street. This mysterious stranger attacked passersby with rocks, and as residents searched for him in vain with dogs and guns, the man's aim was improving. Kelly and Christina talk abo ...…
 
Urban renewal. These words alone are enough to strike fear into the hearts of many history lovers. Did this movement erase our important connection to our past? Or allow us to move forward into the future? Did it destroy communities or revitalize them? Maybe both? Kelly and Christina discuss urban renewal in the U.S. and in Northern New York to ...…
 
Fifty years ago, a devastating fire raged through Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church, destroying the meeting place of a 112-year-old religious community. About 100 firefighters finally brought the church fire under control as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees. But the next morning, only smoldering ruins remained. Stone walls had a layer of ice ...…
 
Noah John Rondeau was an interesting character of contradictions. He loved people but even more loved being alone in the wilderness. He had only an eighth-grade education but developed his own secret code that kept his secrets long after his death. Kelly and Christina discuss this interesting north country man, his life in the woods, his strang ...…
 
The Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, celebrating its 50th anniversary today, is one of the largest nature centers in New York’s state park system. It sits on a 600-acre peninsula of Wellesley Island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. It has 8 miles of hiking trails as well as 7 miles of cross-country ski trails during the winter months ...…
 
“They raided the sugar supply as well as the butter. They opened the store’s large cooler and began pulling butter out of it, disregarding the manager’s warning that only a half pound could be sold to each customer.” We're back! Today we’re looking back to December 1944 to find the answer to the question what caused the 1944 food riot in Watert ...…
 
Special guest Dennis O'Brien joins Kelly and Christina to talk about the history of the Northern Brewing Co. in Watertown, including its famous sports owner, who may have also invented the bounce pass. Listen for more. Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is by Podington Bear. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Email us at secondlook@jn ...…
 
Special guest host Dennis O'Brien joins Christina for a look back at north country happenings this week, from renovations of a 100-year-old Civil War monument, a loose local connection to a major murder trial and a stern edict from our favorite past Chief of Police, E.J. Singleton. Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is by Podington Bea ...…
 
Encephalitis lethargica, sleeping sickness or "sleep-death" This often forgotten epidemic remains the largest medical mystery of the 20th century. It struck a million people or more around the world, killing about a third immediately and leaving a third more trapped immobile, alive but imprisoned inside their body. A century later, we still don ...…
 
New drivers are encouraged to advertise their inexperience, near beer is a miss and some domestic disputes hit the newspapers of the past. Kelly and Christina discuss. Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is "Rubber Robot" by Poddinton Bear. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for fun extras and to learn more about Northern New York histo ...…
 
He died 100 years ago, with his obituary promising his works would never be forgotten, but who was John Nill? Learn more about the German immigrant to Watertown, N.Y., who became a baker, caker, ice cream creator and cigar maker. But that's not all; he was also elected mayor of Watertown, and has one of the most interesting grave sites in the r ...…
 
This special episode of History Highlights, we follow the local coverage of the NASA moon landing 50 years ago in 1969. We talk about local reactions, thoughts from foreign visitors in the U.S. that week, controversy and protests and the new frontier of exploration. Contact us at secondlook@jnc.media or follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Episo ...…
 
During the short summer months in the north country, everyone is out to soak up as much sun as possible before the winter returns -- and that's true not just today. A century ago, these games kept families, friends and strangers entertained. Kelly and Christina talk about the interesting history of these outdoor games and how locals here partic ...…
 
Christina and Kelly talk about north country historical events, and we go out of Watertown a bit to talk about the surrounding communities. We talk about Ives Park in Potsdam, a road rage incident in Malone, giant strawberries brought into the Watertown Daily Times, the return of War of 1812 Ale out of Sacketts Harbor, prisoners of war in Pine ...…
 
What was the Fourth of July like in the early 1900s? In a word, raucous. Injuries, destruction and even death were not uncommon. An article in the Watertown Daily Times on July 13, 1903 reported 52 killed and 3,665 injured in 200 cities, including a 10-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy in Kingston, who were shot in the hand with toy pistols and ...…
 
Kelly and Christina discuss take a second look at history highlights from the Watertown Daily Times for the week of June 30 to July 6. 50 years ago July 2, 1969: The Watertown City Council Monday threw out all bids for the projected Children’s Zoo in Thompson park which, among other things would remove the stone pavilion from public use in favo ...…
 
In the 19th century, most north country residents had never seen a tall “skyscraper” building. The few that had were likely to have seen it in New York City, where the first skyscraper reached seven stories in 1870 with the Equitable Life Building, considered by many to be the first skyscraper. For residents in Watertown, plans would soon be in ...…
 
Kelly and Christina take a look back at this week in north country history for June 23-29. Follow along online or in print. Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is "Boop" by Podington Bear. Contact us at secondlook@jnc.media and follow us on Facebook or Instagram. And check out our new website, NNY360.com as well for the latest Northern ...…
 
Christina and Kelly discuss Northern New York's own astronomy expert, Dr. Brainard, and how his observations reflected increased interest with the space at the turn of the 20th century. The discovery of Neptune, the secrets of Saturn's rings and the massive chasms of sun spots fascinated the public, who would decades later would visit the moon, ...…
 
Kelly and Christina discuss education, dairy month, the 25th anniversary of the trial of the century and more. Listen in and follow along in the Watertown Daily Times this week or online here. Contact us at secondlook@jnc.media or follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is "Starday" by Poddington Bear.…
 
Kelly and Christina talk about the last one room school house in the north country, referenced in this Looking Backward entry from the Watertown Daily Times, that closed its doors in 1989. This island schoolhouse rang its last bell in 1989, but during its time, this small school educated an isolated group of children who called Grindstone Islan ...…
 
This week in history, we talk about the Watertown library's surveillance system, Boldt Castle renovations, a "Flower" expected to bloom in the city for the next two years and more. Episode edited by Christina Knott. Music is "Smooth Actor" by Podington Bear. Contact us at secondlook@jnc.media or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.…
 
This week in history, we talk about an attempted murder by rain, D-Day, a talented Watertown cartography artists and more. Episode edited by Christina Knott. Music is "Rubber Robot" by Podington Bear. References: Chris Brock's article: Echoes of D-Day in the north countryBy Watertown.
 
Scott Mattraw left Northern New York for a career in film, just as the industry was on the cusp of a boom, and he quickly boomed to stardom himself. Perhaps his most famous role today is as Bashful in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," but he was in more than 600 other films, according to some reports. His story doesn't start there, though. Mr. ...…
 
After reading in a historical newspaper entry about a man who disappeared after the Civil War, leaving his family destitute, Christina and Kelly decided to look into the mental trauma that affected soldiers returning home and how our understanding of this has changed. Military and medical officials in the 1860s had little grasp of how war can s ...…
 
Kelly and Christina discuss the happenings in New York's north country for the week of May 19-26. Episode is edited by Olivia Belanger. Music is from Podington Bear.By Watertown Daily Times.
 
Kelly and Christina are getting spring fever and are excited to talk about victory gardens to celebrate the season and honor the WW2 effort to support the war. We talk about the local efforts by Minna Anthony Common and others to help promote home gardens, as well as talk tips and advice on how to start your own. Episode is edited by Christina ...…
 
Kelly and Christina discuss the happenings in New York's north country for the week of May 12-18. Episode is edited by Olivia Belanger. Music is from Podington Bear.By Watertown Daily Times.
 
May 18, 1894 "Mrs. Luise Furness is a tall, stout woman who resides with her husband and little step-daughter on a farm near Alexandria Bay. She alleges that William Merrill, a neighbor, called her vile name on different occasions, attacking her chastity, and now she is in court making her case." Kelly and Christina discuss this case that broug ...…
 
Kelly and Christina discuss local history happenings from the week of May 5-11. Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Music is by Podington Bear. Contact us at cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.By Watertown Daily Time.
 
A run down, "shabby" house takes stage on Watertown's Public Square during a renovation project in 1934. The city watched it change as local contractors pitched in to give the pre-Depression era home a new look. Kelly and Christina talk about the renovation, what happened to the house and how its beautification sought to improve the city as a w ...…
 
A health store closes its doors, unusual animal rescued from a fire and common sense shoes are just part of this week's discussion. Listen in as Kelly and Christina go over this week in north country history. Edited by Christina Knott. If you have a comment of an idea to share, contact us at cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net or find us on Face ...…
 
More than a century ago, Watertown City planners sought the help of a man to help make the gift of beautiful park land into a perfect treasure. We talk about the park, the movement and influences that helped shape its creator and the impact of the land today. Edited by Christina Knott. If you have a comment of an idea to share, contact us at ck ...…
 
Kelly and Christina talk about the important of the Grange, why it's a good idea to think of others, the barber with the shortest career in Three Mile Bay, the anniversary of the first ship through the St. Lawrence Seaway and -- oh yeah! -- we were guests on another podcast. (Plus more.) Music is "All Hot Lights" by Podington Bear. Episoded is ...…
 
Windows of homes were blasted out, a bicycle rider was thrown to his knees and people miles away felt the shock as a massive pile of gunpowder exploded on the eastern side of town. Join us as we discuss this horrific disaster and how the city remains impacted. Hosted by Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick. Intro/Outro music from Lithics. Editing ...…
 
Kelly and Christina talk about several tragic historical events on her friend's birthday this week, as well as a stories about how colors helped save some feathery lives and how color-blindness led to an uncertain moment for the fate of a family's weekly food supply. Read the full Sue Mende's full story about the colorfully-collared cats on our ...…
 
April 22, 1869: Black River looses one bridge and one saw mill by the freshet. In Dexter, we hear the village is afloat, and that some people can’t get out of their houses, on account of the freshet. The Great Flood of 1869 roared through communities in the north country 150 years ago, destroying bridges, business and anything else in its path. ...…
 
Charles “Huckleberry Charlie” Sherman, born on Feb. 15, 1842, in Watertown was a conspicuous figure of the north country, with a reputation that continues to intrigue local historians. Join Christina Knott and special guest host Dennis O'Brien as we discuss this colorful character. Intro/Outro music from Lithics. Editing is by Olivia Belanger. ...…
 
It's easy to romanticize the past, but not everyone had gilded storybook lives. Today we talk about Nellie Thompson, who appears in several crime stories in the Watertown Daily Times starting around April 6, 1894. We don't know much about her, but we reading between the lines, Kelly and Christina take a second look at this woman to try to under ...…
 
This week we have several highlights in local and national history, a (short) discussion on Civil Rights and Kelly remembers a murder in her hometown that still troubles some today. Reach out to Kelly and Christina at kburdick@wdt.net or cknott@wdt.net. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. Music is "Let That Sink In" by Lee Rosevere.…
 
Our first "Did you know" episodes takes a look at Watertown businessman Frank Olean, the man who implemented set prices for local clothing stores and helped build the fraternal spirit of Public Square that exists today. Music is "Curious" thanks to the talents of Podington Bear. Contact us at cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net or find us on Fac ...…
 
Our first history highlights episode is a quick look at the headlines in this week in history from the New York north country and around the world. This week we talk about the opening of trout season, the return of Charlie Chaplin, a president's final train ride and someone's clever (?) April Fool's Day trick that made it into the newspaper and ...…
 
Second Look examines the history of the largest, yet most sparsely populated region of New York state to uncover the interesting, surprising and unusual stories of the north country. If you've ever been through Watertown, N.Y., you're likely to have noticed the name Henry Keep. How did he make such a mark on the north country? We talk about tha ...…
 
The sound isn't great in this episode. Like a lot of our earlier shows, it was recorded as we were still figuring out our sound setup. Hopefully, you are used to our improved audio at this point, but we decided to go ahead and release this show a bonus episode because I thought it might be interesting for listeners to hear more about what goes ...…
 
Second Look examines the history of the largest, yet most sparsely populated region of New York state to uncover the interesting, surprising and unusual stories of the north country. If you've ever been through Watertown, N.Y., you're likely to have noticed the name Henry Keep. How did he make such a mark on the north country? We talk about tha ...…
 
If you've ever been through Watertown, N.Y., you're likely to have noticed the name Henry Keep. How did he make such a mark on the north country? We talk about that and how his story reflects his time in history in this first part of a series on Henry Keep. Links: www.instagram.com/second_look_history/ www.facebook.com/SecondLookHistory Contact ...…
 
March 20, 1894: A number of small boys, while playing on Willow street Saturday afternoon, unearthed 6 boxes of Limburger cheese. It is believed that this cheese was stolen from the R.W.&O. railroad company May 20, 1893, when Thomas Riley was arrested for burglarizing a car at the junction. The stolen property was not recovered and Riley was ac ...…
 
March 1, 1919: The community of Watertown is briefly terrorized by a ghost-like figure described as "The Woman in Black." We talk about this mysterious figure, how she was spotted and whatever became of this local myth. Links: www.instagram.com/second_look_history/ www.facebook.com/SecondLookHistory Article by Olivia Belanger Contact us: cknott ...…
 
What would you do if you were left at the alter? What would you do if you were left waiting for your future spouse to even set a date? And what if you were left waiting for eight years? For many unwed brides, the solution 125 years ago was to take it to court. We take a second look at the history of lawsuits for breach of promise to marry throu ...…
 
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