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The Flood of 1871
One Friday afternoon in May, word reached Potsdam that a reservoir dam had broken near Tupper Lake, and Fall Island was evacuated. It took 36 hours for the water to reach Potsdam. On Saturday, the water began to rise rapidly ca…
Kellas HallEliza Kellas class of 1899, 1864-1943 Katherine Kellas class of 1892, 1869-1941 Elixa became first President of Russel Sage College. Katherine became Preceptress at Potsdam Normal School and later first Dean at Russell Sage College.
Pulp grinding Limestone wheels from the paper mill in Pyrites, NY; a gift to the Village of Potsdam by Greg & Kendra Walsh, May 2000.
(above) These turn-of-the-century boaters are using oared craft resembling Adirondack guideboats. Note that couples usually face each other. (right) Canoeing had two surges in popularity: once in the 1900s, as shown here and again in the 1950s. Co…
Satterlee Hall Dr. O. Ward Satterlee 1907-1970 Director of Education 1947-1969 First Dean of Education at State University College at Potsdam
In honor of the students and alumni of Potsdam State Teachers College who served their country in World War II and in reverent memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Nelson Brownell, Donald …
Raymond Hall Benjamin Raymond 1774-1824 Founder of St. Lawrence Academy - Land Agent-Surveyor-Administrator- Community Leader-First Citizen of Potsdam
Thatcher Hall Dr. Hervey Dexter Thatcher 1835-1925. Physician - Pharmacist Inventor-Manufacturer Owned first pasteurization plant. Invented first glass milk bottle.
In loving memory of George W. Bonney, Frank G. Barclay, Harvey Clark, Oliver O. Emery, Howard E. Foote, Harold F. Gale, Roy D. Graves, Harold W. Griffiths, Ralph O. Hill, Charles E. McCarthy, Lawrence E. Perkins, Earl J. Santimaw, who died in the …
David Parish, a wealthy European merchant, purchased a 200,000 acre tract of wilderness here on speculation in 1808. A town would soon be formed here to take advantage of the power of the St. Regis, and eventually given the name of "Parishville." …