Labor Day parade
TO THE EDITOR: Sitting around watching TV. So what do we want to talk about? I know, Labor Day in Port Henry.
Uh oh, here it comes. Yes, here it comes. Did you like the bands in the parade? No wait, there weren’t any bands in the parade. Well, watching the fire trucks was fun because I like fire trucks. Having a hot dog to watch the parade. No wait, there weren’t any hot-dog stands. Well, watching the kids on the rides. No, wait. There weren’t any rides.
Some friends of mine from out of town stopped by and asked, “No Labor Day Celebration this year?”
I said, “There’s a yard sale down at the beach.”
They said, “Oh.”
And that sums up Labor Day in Port Henry.
TO THE EDITOR: As a collector of local area history, photographs, documents, memorabilia, I have a few times come across a few that need a connection to a document, object or person.
Many times it is to return an item to a descendant or to just possibly make them aware of a connection to the past.
The first is: R. E. Winnie, who was an express messenger on the Chateaugay railroad in the late 1800s. He was also connected to the forming of the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge in 1901.
Also, I am seeking any relatives of the late Francis Danis, who married Anna Palmer in Plattsburgh in 1873. There was also a pharmacy in Plattsburgh around Charlotte Street that was owned by a Danis.
Also, Henry Witte who resided in the Dannemora area back in 1881. He likely had been connected to Dannemora prison in some capacity or just a resident of the vicinity.
If any reader of this request for information has knowledge of any relatives or connection to these past early names, I would appreciate it if you would pass on this quest. Contact 561-3383.
PHILIP J. GORDON