The OCHS Journals

The Oswego County Historical Society has a number of journals containing articles written by members of the historical society as well as the community.

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Journal Publications

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Index of Oswego County Historical Society Journal Articles

1899 First publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) An Historical Sketch (by George Tisdale Clark) Pages 7-24

2) Old Fort Oswego Tablet Pages 25- 26

3) Constitution and By-Laws of the Oswego Historical Society Pages 27-33

 

1939 Third Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The French Regime in Northern New York (Presented by H. F. Landon) Pages 1-4

2) Col. Marinus Willett’s Expedition against Oswego in 1783 (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury) Pages 5-25

3) How Local Militia Defended the Lake Ports (Presented by Major Wheeler Chapin Case) Pages 26-38

4) The Battle of Oswego in 1756 (Presented by John M. Gill) Pages 39-51

5) The Story of an Odd Shop (Presented by Frederick W. Barnes) 5 Pages 2-66

6) National Figures Behind the Early Purchase of Oswego Lands (Presented by Ralph M. Faust) Pages 67-70

7) History of the Old French Fort at Liverpool and Its Relation to the Oswego River Valley (Presented by William J. Gallipeau) Pages 71-72

8) Early Jesuits in Central New York (Presented by the Rev. Earle F. Anable) Pages 73-81

1940 Fourth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Activities of the Underground Railroad in Oswego County (Presented by Miss Frieda Schuelke) Pages 1-14

2) Pioneer Oswego County Preachers and Their Churches (Presented by Leon N. Brown) Pages 15-27

3) Old Homes of Oswego (Presented by Mrs. Karl Kellogg) Pages 28-39

4) Oswego Harbor—Past and Present (Presented by George H. Campbell) Pages 40-54

5) Battle of Oswego in 1814 (Presented by Francis T. Riley) Pages 55-66

6) Fort Ontario Historically Distinguished Among Forts Yet Garrisoned (Presented by Ralph M. Faust) Pages 67-70

7) Early Pulaski History (Presented by Mrs. F. Earle McChesney) Pages 71-74

8) Land Titles of Oswego County from Sovereign to Settlers (Presented by Merritt A. Switzer) Pages 75-80

9) Two Famous Abolitionists of Oswego County (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson) Pages 81-91

10) Early Van Buren Residents of Oswego County (Presented by John E. Horrocks) Pages 92-100

11) The New J. Fenimore Cooper (Presented by Dr. Edward P. Alexander) Pages 100-106

1941 Fifth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Three Generations of Coopers in Oswego (Presented by Dr. Lida S. Penfield) Pages 1-7

2) Up to Ontario, “Diary of Stephen Cross of Newburyport, Mass., Compiled in 1756 (Presented by Robert Macdonald) Pages 8-18

3) The Rise of “The Fourth Estate” in Oswego County (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury) Pages 19-98

4) The “Vandalia,” The First Screw-Propelled Vessel on the Great Lakes (Presented by Herbert R. Lyons) Pages 99-110

5) Old Homes of Oswego – Part II (Presented by Miss Anna Post) Pages 111-118

6) Travel in Earlier Days (Presented by Joseph T. McCaffrey) Pages 119-140

7) Commodore Melancthon Taylor Woolsey, Lake Ontario Hero of the War of 1812 (Presented by Leon N. Brown) Pages 141-152

1942 Sixth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Album of Old New York (Presented by Dr. Arthur Pound, New York State Historian) Pages 1-5

2) History of the First Fresh Water Port in the United States (Presented by Dr. John W. O’Connor, Deputy Collector United States Customs, Oswego) Pages 6-20

3) Morgan Robertson and His Sea Stories (Presented by Dr. Lida S. Penfield, former head of the English Department, Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 21-26

4) The Rise of the “Fourth Estate” in Oswego County, Part II (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury of the Oswego Palladium-Times) Pages 27-114

5) Eleazar Williams (Presented by Dr. T. Wood Clarke of the Utica Historical Society) Pages 115-130

6) Highlights of The Courts, Bench and Bar of Oswego County (Presented by Harry C. Mizen, former President of the Oswego County Bar Association) Pages 131-140

7) Oswego County – A Research Project (Presented by Dr. W. F. Galpin, Professor of American History in the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University) Pages 141-147

1943 Seventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The Oswego State Normal and Training School, An Interpretation (Presented by Dr. Richard K. Piez, former head of the Department of Psychology, Oswego State Normal School) Pages 1-10

2) Oswego County Glass (Presented by Miss Frances Eggleston of Oswego) Pages 11-17

3) Ned Lee – His Life and Times (Presented by Dr. Lida S. Penfield, former head of the English Department of Oswego State Teachers’ College), Third of a Series of Papers on Oswego County writers Pages 18-26

4) Oswego County Painters (Presented by Mr. Daniel A. Williams, of Oswego) Pages 27-39

5) Falley Seminary’s Contribution to Education in Oswego County (Presented by Dr. Henry P. de Forest of New York City, member of last class to be graduated from Falley) Pages 40-51

6) Musical Life in Oswego County (Presented by James Lally, organist and director Choir St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Oswego), First Installment of a Series of Papers Upon This Theme Pages 52-60

7) Oswego’s First City Hall (Presented by Miss Marion Mahar, of the History Department of Oswego State Teachers’ College) Pages 61-79

1944 Eighth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Colonel Bradstreet in the Colonial Wars (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury of the Faculty of the Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 1-10

2) Oswego County during The Patriot War (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President of Oswego Historical Society) Pages 11-242

3) Henry Cuyler Bunner (Presented by Dr. Lida S. Penfield, former Director English Department, Oswego State Normal School) Pages 243-250

4) The City of Mexico, “George Scriba’s Dream of a Lake Ontario Metropolis (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson, Historian of the Town of Mexico) Pages 251-263

1945 Ninth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) There are Many Avenues that may be followed in the Pursuit of Local History (Presented by Albert B. Corey, New York State Historian) Pages 1-3

2) Part I: A Century of Entertainment in Oswego (Presented by Dr. Charles F. Wells of the faculty of the Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 4-42

3) Blair Parker, Actor, Author, Playwright (Presented by Dr. Lida S. Penfield, former Director English Department, Oswego State Teachers’ College) Pages 43-51

4) The Smiths of Peterboro (Presented by Dr. W. Freeman Galpin of the Department of Social Studies, Syracuse University, Author of History of Central New York) Pages 52-58

5) Significance of the Oswego Movement in Education (Presented by Dr. Donald Snygg, director Department of Psychology, Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 59-65

6) Shipbuilding Days in Old Oswego (Presented by Dr. Harold D. Alford, director of Department of Education, Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 66-79

7) Dixon Ryan Fox Publication Fund Announced (Address of Dr. Arthur C. Parker, President of New York State Historical Association as communicated to Regional Meeting of Association Held at Oswego October 20, 1945 Through Dr. A. B. Corey, State Historian) Pages 80-81

8) An Oswego Man Opens the Door of China (Presented by Miss Mary E. Cunningham, acting editor “New York History”) Pages 82-91

9) Spiritualism and Mormonism, Products of New York State (by Dr. Clayton Mau head of the Department of Social Studies Geneseo State Teachers College, author of The Development of Central and Western New York) Pages 92-93

10) St. Leger’s Expedition From Oswego Against Ft. Stanwix and The Mohawk Valley (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President of Oswego County Historical Society, Reprinted From Oswego Palladium-Times of November 20, 1945) Pages 94-119

1946 Tenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Part II: A Century of Public Entertainment in Oswego, the Academy Of Music Period (Presented by Dr. Charles F. Wells of the English Faculty of the Oswego State Teachers’ College) Pages 1-37

2) A Century of Fire Fighting in Oswego (Presented by Alderman James R. Jackson of the City of Oswego) Pages 38-53

3) William Goodell, Reformer (Presented by Dr. Wesley Frost, former United States Ambassador to Paraguay and present member of the Faculty of Oswego State Teachers’ College Pages 54-65

4) The Contributions and Sacrifices of the Students and Faculty of the Oswego State Teachers College to the Military Services in World War II (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury of the Social Studies Faculty of Oswego State Teachers’ College) Pages 66-79

5) Society Observes Two Anniversaries at Van Buren Inn, July 15, 1946 Pages 80-81

6) Whence and Whither Oswego? (Presented by Dr. Arthur C. Parker, President of New York State Historical Association) Pages 82-88

7) Historical Sketch of Oswego (By George Tisdale Clark. Read at Fort Ontario July 15, 1896, on the Centennial of the Evacuation of Fort Ontario and Re-read July 15, 1946, by Dr. Charles F. Wells) Pages 89-96

8) The Story of Fort Ontario since 1896 (Presented by Dr. John W. O’Connor, Deputy Collector of the United States Customs at the Port of Oswego) Pages 97-107

9) Story of the John Van Buren Mansion (Presented by Miss Mabel Osborne, Great Granddaughter of John Van Buren) Pages 108-111

10) Oswego Historical Society – Yet Strong after Fifty Active Years (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 112-155

11) Society Launches Moves to Save Fort Ontario (Reprinted from Oswego Palladium-Times, October 8, 1946) Pages 156-160

12) State Association Urges Fort Ontario Cause (Reprinted from Oswego Palladium-Times, October 16, 1946) Pages 161-163

13) Twinshire Days in Oswego County (Presented by Mr. Harold S. Sprague of the Faculty of Pulaski Academy and Central School) Pages 164-169

14) Early Days in Phoenix and Schroeppel (Presented by George Chesbro, local Historian of Village of Phoenix) Pages 170-173

15) George Casper Schroeppel, A First Citizen (Presented by Thad R. Siver, former Supervisor of Schroeppel Town and Former Chairman Oswego County Board of Supervisors) Pages 174-177

1947 Eleventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Part III: A Century of Public Entertainment in Oswego, The Richardson Theatre Period (Presented by Dr. Charles F. Wells, Chairman of the English Department of Oswego State Teachers’ College) Pages 1-56

2) Bates Mansion Gift of Heirs as Society Headquarters Pages 57-63

3) Ballads of Old Oswego (Presented by James Moreland of the English Department of Oswego State Teachers) Pages 64-93

4) Importance of the Oswego Canal in the Early Development of Oswego County (Presented by Charles McCool Snyder of the Social Studies Faculty of Oswego State Teachers’ College) Pages 94-107

5) Bill Johnston – Pirate or Patriot? (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President of Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 108-163

6) Oswego County’s Contribution to the Prehistoric History of New York State (Presented by Charles A. Denman, Archeologist of Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 164-184

7) Unearthing of Prehistoric Indian Skeletons to Lead to Other Discoveries Pages 185-187

8) Headquarters House of Society Opened by House Warming Pages 188-190

9) Oswego Streets – How They Got Their Names (Presented by Frederick W. Barnes, Vice- President Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 191-199

10) Christ Church, And Old Oswego Parish (Presented by Ralph M. Faust, Vice-President of Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 200-206

11) The Perrys of Perry Hill (Presented by Mrs. Richard V. Hobbie, a Descendant of the Perry Family) Pages 207-214

12) Rice Family First to Settle Permanently in Town of Oswego (Presented by Asa C. Pease, a Descendant of Asa Rice) Pages 215-219

13) State Budget Estimates for Preserving Old Fort Ontario Pages 220-221

1948 Eleventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) A Folklorist Joins the Historians (Presented by Louis C. Jones, director of New York State Historical Association) Pages 1-7

2) George Washington Looks at the Present (Presented by Dr. Harvey M. Rice, president Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 8-13

3) The Very Reverend Dean Michael Barry, Beloved Pastor, Great Educator and Splendid Citizen (Presented by Miss Jane McGrath, former member of faculty of Indiana, Pa., State Teachers College) Page 14-18

4) Amherst’s Expedition from Oswego in 1760 Against Montreal (Presented by Fred Winn of the History Department of Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 19-24

5) Dead Man’s Hollow (Presented by Mrs. Arthur V. DeLong of the faculty of the Sandy Creek High School) Pages 25-36

6) Redfield, One of Oswego County’s Oldest Towns (Presented by Mrs. Edwin M. Allen, former member of the faculty of Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 37-49

7) An Old Water Route of New France along the South Shore of Lake Ontario (Presented by the Rev. Alexander M. Stewart of Rochester, author and historian of Central and Western New York State) Pages 50-58

8) The Last of the Coppers of Cooperstown at Oswego Pages 59-64

9) Society Acquires Famed Scriba Patent (Palladium-Times, Nov. 17, 1948) Page 68

1949 Twelfth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego County under Two Flags, 1783-1796 (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 1-44

2) Early Activities of the Jesuits in the Oswego Central New York Area (Presented by William J. Schlaerth, S.J., President, LeMoyne College) Pages 45-57

3) Oswego County’s Contribution to the Silver Grey Movement in New York State (Presented by Robert J. Rayback of the History Department of Syracuse University) Pages 58-69

4) Anthropological Studies Have Rewritten Indian History of New York as Earlier Interpreted (Presented by Dr. William A. Ritchie, curator of Anthropology, Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences) Pages 70-71

5) Sterling’s First Settlers Now Have Standing of Old Friends (Presented by Mrs. Belle Kirk- Rea of Sterling Town) Pages 72-88

6) Dr. Mary Walker, Oswego County Native, was Leader in Feminist Movement (Presented by Edward Knight Junior Historian) Pages 89-90

7) Historic Background of the American Way of Life (Presented by Dr. Albert B. Corey, New York State Historian) Pages 91-96

8) The Battle of Sandy Creek and The Romance of The Great Cable (Presented by Mrs. Arthur V. DeLong of the faculty of the Sandy Creek Central School) Pages 97-103

9) John Bartram, a Visitor in The Oswego River Valley in 1743 (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson of Mexico) Pages 104-119

10) The Spirit Speaks- A Romantic History of the Samuel Burbank Johnson House in Oswego (Presented by Miss Virginia Page of Oswego) Pages 120-145

11) Mexico, Mother of Towns (written by Miss Elizabeth Simpson, Town Historian of Mexico; Reviewed by Professor Charles M. Snyder of the Faculty of Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 146-159

12) Political Cross Currents in Oswego County and New York State during the Civil War (presented by Kermit Kuntz of the History Faculty of Oswego State Teachers College) Pages 160-174

1950 Thirteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Local History and Anthropology (presented by Dr. Carl E. Guthe, Director of New York State Museum) Pages 1-9

2) The Junior Historian at Work (presented by Junior Historians from Oswego High School, Fitzhugh Park and Kingsford Park School) Pages 10-28

3) Hannibal’s Historical Highlights by Gordon Sturge (Presented by Harry C. Mizen) Pages 29-34

4) Oswego County’s Famed Schroeppel Clock (Presented by J. C. Birdlebough, Vice-President of the Society and Owner of the Clock) Pages 35-37

5) The Evolution of the New York State Bill of Rights and its Influence upon Present Day Oswego County (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury) Pages 38-46

6) Oliver Stevens, First Permanent Settler in Oswego County (Presented by J. Elet Milton) Pages 47-61

7) The Story of Lieut. A. Cooper Civil War Veteran, Author and Poet (Presented by Mrs. Charles H. Lane, Daughter of Lt. Cooper) Pages 62-71

8) “In and Out of Federal Prisons” By Lieut. A. Cooper (Presented by Professor Paul Goodwin) Pages 72-74

9) Reminisces of Fulton (Presented by William Schenck) Pages 75-84

10) The Story of Yachting in Oswego (Presented by Frederick W. Barnes) Pages 85-95

11) The History of the Oswego Naval Reserve (Presented by Dr. Charles McC. Snyder) Pages 96-103

1951 Fourteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) T. Kingsford & Son and the Oswego Starch Factory (Presented by Dr. Charles Wells, Oswego State University Teachers College) Pages 1-22

2) The Town of Scriba—Its History and Folklore (Presented by Miss Blanche Krul) Pages 23-42

3) Naval Activities during Montcalm’s Capture of Oswego (Presented by Mr. Edwin M. Waterbury, past president of Oswego County Historical Society) Pages 43-67

4) Alvin Bronson, a First Citizen of Oswego (Presented by Mr. F. Hosmer Culkin of the Oswego County Bar Ass’n) Pages 68-90

5) Historical Tour Covers 150-Mile Swing in County Pages 91-93

6) The Story of Bundyville (Presented by the Misses Gertrude and Alice Miller, and Mrs. R. D. Cady) Pages 94-111

7) Four Civilian Visitors to Early Oswego, 1750-1804 (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson of Mexico, vice-president) Pages 112-124

1952 Fifteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The Business Activities of Gerrit Smith (Presented by Dr. Charles McC. Snyder, Oswego State Teachers College, January 8, 1952) Pages 1-17

2) Jerome Increase Case and His Contribution to Mechanized Farming (Presented by Mrs. Nell DeLong, Sandy Creek, on February 19, 1952) Pages 18-23

3) Politics and Campaigns in the 1840’s (Presented by Charles Groat, Oswego, March 18, 1952) Pages 24-48

4) The Willett Family at Belgium, New York (Presented by Rodney Johnson, Oswego State Teachers College, April 22, 1952) Pages 49-61

5) Old Homes of Fulton (Presented at Presbyterian Church, Fulton, by Mrs. Frank Elliott and Grove Gilbert, May 27, 1952) Pages 62-73

6) Summer Program Includes Tour and Papers at Headquarters House Page 74

7) The Jerry Incident and Underground Railway (Presented as part of Summer Program by Dr. John O’Connor, July 19, 1952) Pages 75-80

8) Unsolved Questions Concerning the War of 1812 (Presented as part of the Summer Program by Major James R. Jacobs, USA Retired of Cazenovia, July 19, 1952) Pages 81-86

9) Clarissa Putnam of Tribes Hill (Presented by John J. Vrooman, Supervisor of Historic Sites, State Department of Education, October 21, 1952) Pages 87-90

10) William Duer of Oswego (Presented by George Joyce, November 18, 1952) Pages 91-102

1953 Sixteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Willard Straight (Presented by Dr. Norman Whitten, Oswego State Teachers College, January 20, 1953) Pages 1-4

2) Sun, Sand and Soldiers (Presented by Mrs. Stanley M. Gifford, Syracuse, N. Y., February 17, 1953) Pages 5-24

3) The Story of American Lighting Devices (Presented by Dr. Adelbert C. Abbott, Syracuse, N. Y., March 17, 1953) Pages 25-29

4) Oneida Lake Navigation (Presented by J. Elet Milton, Brewerton, N. Y., April 21, 1953) Pages 30-45

5) Dr. Mary E. Walker (Presented by Fred P. Wright, Oswego, N. Y., May 19, 1953) Pages 46-53

6) Temperance Movement in Oswego County before the Civil War (Presented at Fulton, by Charles M. Snyder, October 20, 1953) Pages 54-64

7) The Refugees at Fort Ontario (Presented by Carl Palmitesso, Oswego, N. Y., November 17, 1953) Pages 65-71

1954 Seventeenth  Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Future Plans for Old Fort Ontario (Presented by Dr. Albert B. Corey January 12, 1954) Page 1

2) The Pioneer in Oswego County, 1790-1820 (Presented by Anthony Slosek, February 16, 1954) Pages 2-14

3) The Erie Canal (Presented by Dr. David Ennis, Lyons, N. Y., March 16, 1954) Pages 15-16

4) The Story of Constantin Francois Chassebouef, Comte De Volney (Presented by Elizabeth M. Simpson, April 20, 1954) Pages 17-28

5) George W. Wheeler’s Journey to Mexico N.Y. in 1806, edited by Elizabeth M. Simpson Pages 29-34

6) The Aftermath of the Revolution and the Opening of New York State’s Frontiers (Presented by Ralph Faust on May 18, 1954) Page 35

7) Benedict Arnold and the Saratoga Mural (Presented on October 12, 1954) Pages 36-38

8) Elmina Spencer, Heroine of the Civil War (Presented by Fred P. Wright, November 23, 1954) Pages 39-46

9) History of the Elmina Spencer Tent (Presented by Mrs. Anna Middleton) Pages 47-48

1955 Eighteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego Folklore (Presented by Mrs. Ethel Shepard, January 18, 1955) Page 1

2) Antislavery in the Oswego Area (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, February 15, 1955) Pages 2-12

3) Francis Lewis, Prisoner of War (1756); Signer of the Declaration of Independence (1776) (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson, March 15, 1955) Pages 13-21

4) Oswego, From Indian Pathway through the French and Indian War (Presented by Mr. Louis Gimelli, April 19, 1955) Pages 22-34

5) Sir William Johnson’s Five Visits to Oswego (Presented by Dr. Milton W. Hamilton, May 17, 1955) Pages 35-44

6) Summer Tour August 13, 1955 Pages 45-46

7) Oswego’s Religious Resources (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury, November 22, 1955) Pages 47-54

8) Documents: Dr. Sheldon’s Quarterly Report to the Orphan and Free School Association Pages 55-57

1956 Nineteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Two Expeditions To Fort Ontario in 1783; Colonel Willett For War; Captain Thompson, For Peace (Presented by Mr. Anthony Slosek, January 17, 1956) Pages 1-16

2) The Olivers and the Civil War; the Impact of the War upon An Oswego Family (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, February 21, 1956) Pages 17-43

3) The Port of Oswego – Today and Tomorrow (Presented by Arthur Mengel, March 20, 1956) Pages 44-46

4) History of the Oswego City Library (Presented by Mr. Johnson Cooper, April 17, 1956) Pages 47-64

5) E.M. Waterbury Memorial Program, May 15, 1956 Pages 65-69

6) Folklore of the North Road and Lake Road, Town of Scriba (Presented by Mrs. Lyla Elen, October 16, 1956) Pages 70-76

1957 Twentieth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Dewitt C. Littlejohn: A Study in Leadership in the Nineteenth Century. Businessman and Politician, Part I (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, January 15, 1957) Pages 1-11

2) Prelude to Controversy between Sir William Johnson and Major General William Shirley in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns (Presented by Mr. Johnson Cooper, February 19, 1957) Pages 12-25

3) Early Roads in Oswego County (Presented by Mrs. C. Fred Peckham, March 19, 1957) Pages 26-33

4) Old Cemeteries in Oswego (Presented by Mr. Anthony Slosek, April 16, 1957) Pages 34-40

5) Oswego at the Turn of the Century (Presented by Mr. Alfred G. Tucker, May 21, 1957) Pages 41-42

6) County Historical Society Tour (August 17, 1957) Page 43

7) Remarks of Dr. W. Seward Salisbury at Annual Tour of the Society (August 17, 1957) Pages 44-45

8) History of Baldwinsville (Presented by Mr. A. J. Christopher, October 15, 1957) Pages 46- 47

1958 Twenty-First Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Village Of Minetto, Illustrated with Slides (Presented by Mrs. Helen M. Hall, January 21, 1958) Pages 1-6

2) Early Days in Volney and Mt. Pleasant (Presented by Mrs. Wilbur [Janice] Rowlee) Fay, March 18, 1958) Pages 7-20

3) The William Shirley-William Johnson Conflict in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns of 1755-1756. Part II. The Recall of General Shirley (Presented by Mr. Johnson G. Cooper, April 15, 1958) Pages 21-35

4) Oswego 1786-1828, Fragments of Local History, Part I (Presented by Mr. Anthony M. Slosek, May 20, 1958) Pages 36-47

5) The American Woolen Mills at Fulton, New York (Presented by Mrs. Gladys E. Morley, November 18, 1958) Pages 48-52

6) John W. Stevenson, Mayor of the City of Fulton (1920-1928) (Presented by John P. Zizzi, Local and Regional History) Pages 53-57

1959 Twenty-Second Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The William Shirley-William Johnson Conflict in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns of 1755-1756. Part III. The Recall of General Shirley (Presented by Mr. Johnson G. Cooper, January 20, 1959) Pages 1-14

2) The One Hundred Forty-Seventh Regiment, New York Volunteers (Presented by Mr. H. Edward Oram)

3) Walter Stewart and the 184th Regiment, New York Volunteers (Presented by Mr. Joseph Nero, March 17, 1959) Pages 15-27

4) “This Is God’s War: An Oswego County Boy Interprets the Civil War” (Presented by Mr. John Demos, May 19, 1959) Pages 28-37

5) Arms, a Fort, and a Frontier, (Presented by Dr. Albert B Corey, July 19, 1959) Pages 38-42

6) “Uncle Dave” Hamer, Gold Digger, Filibuster and Story Teller, (Presented by Nannette Hamer, October 20, 1959) Pages 43-54

7) History of the Seventh Day Adventists in Oswego County (Presented by Rev. Roger H. Ferris, November 17, 1959) Pages 55-63

1960 Twenty-Third Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego 1796-1828, Fragments of Local History, Part II (Presented by Mr. Anthony Slosek, January 19, 1960) Pages 1-12

2) The Valley and Southwest Oswego (Presented by Mr. George Demass, Jr., February 16, 1960) Pages 13-29

3) Francis J. Sullivan Collection of World War II Materials (Presented by Francis T. Riley, March 15, 1960) Pages 30-33

4) John Henry Comstock (Presented by Mr. Thomas Turner of Scriba, March 15, 1960) Pages 34-38

5) Formal Opening of the Fulton Room (Presented by Mr. Grove A. Gilbert, Chairman, April 19, 1960) Page 39

6) The William Shirley-William Johnson Conflict in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns of 1755-1756. Part IV Oswego’s Fall to Montcalm and the French in August 1756 (Presented by Mr. Johnson G. Cooper, April 19, 1960) Pages 40-59

7) Oswego Harbor (presented by Mr. Leo Finn, May 17, 1960) Pages 60-62

8) Annual Pilgrimage (July 13, 1960) Pages 63-65

9) Canal Society of New York State Tour (August 27, 28, 1960) and New York State Historical Association Convention (September 7, 8, 9, 1960) Page 66

10) Illustrated Lecture on the Battle of Gettysburg (Presented by Mr. Ralph H. Mason, of Wolcott, October 18, 1960) Page 67

11) DeWitt C. Littlejohn: A Study of Leadership in Oswego in the Nineteenth Century (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, November 15, 1960) Pages 68-84

1961 Twenty-Fourth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego 1796-1828, Fragments of Local History, Part III (Presented by Mr. Anthony M. Slosek, January 17, 1961) Pages 1-15

2) History of the Congregational Church of Oswego (Presented by Miss Margaret Wales, February 21, 1961) Pages 16-27

3) John C. Churchill: The Puritan as Politician (Presented by Mr. H. Fred Bartle, March 21, 1961) Pages 28-43

4) A Century of Culture in Oswego County (April 24, 1961) Pages 44-47

5) Gilbert Crocker’s Civil War, 24th Regt., N. Y. V. (Presented by Mr. Rodney E. Johnson, May 16, 1961) Pages 48-75

6) Silver Tea Featured Costumes of a Century Ago (May 21, 1961) Page 76

7) Eighty-First Regiment, New York Volunteers (Presented by Mr. Joseph C. Dewine, November 21, 1961) Pages 77-84

1962 Twenty-Fifth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society and

The Oswego County Civil War Centennial Committee

Oswego County, New York in the Civil War by Charles McCool Snyder

Chapter I What Oswego County Did in the Civil War (Maj. H. H. Lyman) Page 1

Chapter II Oswego County’s Response to the War Page 5

Chapter III The Twenty-Fourth Infantry; First to Answer the Call Page 20

Chapter IV The Eighty-First Infantry; First to Enter Richmond Page 32

Chapter V The One Hundred-Tenth Infantry; From Bayous to the Dry Tortugas Page 41

Chapter VI The One Hundred Forty-Seventh Infantry: Immortality at Gettysburg Page 54

Illustrations Pages 68-76

Chapter VII The One Hundred Eighty-Fourth Infantry; At the End of Sheridan’s Ride Page 77

Chapter VIII The Twelfth Cavalry (And Their Wives); Beach-Heads In North Carolina Page 85

Chapter IX The Twenty-Fourth Cavalry; Horsemen without Horses Page 95

Chapter X The First Light Artillery, Battery G; Four Years with the Army of the Potomac Page 101

Chapter XI The Twenty-First Independent Battery; Action at Port Hudson Page 106

Chapter XII They Also Fought Page 108

1963 Twenty-Sixth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Before the Society in 1962: The Oswego River in its Natural State (Presented by Albert P. McCarthy, January 16, 1962) Page 10

2) Avon Calling (Presented by George DeMaas, Jr., February 20, 1962) Page 17

3) Times Have Changed, Life in Oswego Town at the Close of the 19th CENTURY (Presented by Ellen Sivers, February 20, 1962) Page 23

4) The War of 1812 and the Lake Ontario Theater (Presented by Wallace F. Workmaster, May 15, 1962) Page 28

5) The 110th Oswego County Infantry in the Civil War (Presented by Rev. Mr. James Nicolson, October 16, 1962) Page 40

6) Civil War Essay Contest (Presented by Oswego County Civil War Centennial Committee, April 16, 1963) Page 52

7) Oswego Fires (Presented by Anthony M. Slosek, March 8, 1963) Page 53

8) Historic Sites in New York State (Presented by Anna K. Cunningham, May 21, 1963) (Article missing)

9) History of St. Mary’s Church of Oswego (Presented by the Rev. Mr. Robert Hall, October 15, 1963) Page 73

10) Hannibal’s Historic Highlights (Presented by Gordon Sturge, November 19, 1963) Page 81

1964-65 Twenty-Seventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Early Clockmakers of New England and New York (Presented by John C. Birdlebough, April 21, 1964) Page 1

2) Fulton at the Turn of the Century (Presented by Miss Grace E. Lynch, May 19, 1964) Page 12

3) Pulaskiana (Presented by Miss Helen Elizabeth Bentley, October 20, 1964) Page 21

4) Society Unveils Portrait of Dr. Albert B. Corey (November 17, 1964) Page 34

5) The Life and Career of Louis Lavonier, Woodcarver Extraordinary (Presented by Dr. Helen Moore Breitbeck, February 16, 1965) Page 36

6) Life along the Hall Road (Presented by Mrs. Mildred Boigeol, April 20, 1965) Page 42

7) St. Paul’s Church, Oswego (Presented by Miss Catherine Rowe, May 18, 1965) Page 61

8) General Albert Lindley Lee (Presented by Miss Grace E. Lynch and Mrs. Martha Jean Broadbent, October 19, 1965) Page 66

9) APPENDIX I The Columbian Dolls and Marietta Adams Page 78

10) APPENDIX II Orrin Stone’s Diary (A Scriba Pioneer and the War of 1812) Page 82

11) APPENDIX III Reminiscence of Benjamin Burt During The War Of 1812 Page 95

1966-67 Twenty-Eighth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Orwell as a Health Center (Presented by Mrs. Alice B. Clark, November 16, 1965) Page 1

2) The Forts on the Site of Fort Ontario (Presented by Wallace F. Workmaster, January 18, 1966) Page 5

3) Public Amusement in Oswego: The Early Years (Presented by Dr. Alfred E. Rickert, February 15, 1966) Page 32

4) The Immigrant in Oswego’s History (Presented by Dr. Luciano Iorizzo, April 19, 1966) Page 42

5) German Immigration in the City of Oswego (Presented by Miss Carol Fenske, May 17, 1966) Page 54

6) The Oswego Hospital (Presented by Mrs. Charles F. Wells, November 15, 1966) Page 62

7) Oswego’s Citizen Soldiers: A History of the Local National Guard (Presented by John Michael Sullivan, January 17, 1967) Page 87

8) The Shepard Family of New Haven and Their Home (La Bergerie) (Presented by Grant Lindsley, February 21, 1967) Page 109

9) Music and Musicians in Oswego (Presented by Weldon M. Grose, April 18, 1967) Page 123

1967-68 Twenty-Ninth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Morality and the Drama, a Nineteenth Century Oswego Controversy (Presented by Dr. Alfred E. Rickert, October 17, 1967) Page 1

2) Music in the Fulton Area since 1900 (Presented by Harold R. Palmer, November 21, 1967) Page 14

3) The Nineteenth Century Struggle to Control Oswego’s Water (Presented by H. Fred Bartle, January 16, 1968) Page 27

4) The Pioneer in Oswego (Presented by Mary Kay Stone, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968) Page 60

5) David Van Buren of Fulton (Presented by Kevin Murphy, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968) Page 71

6) The History of Glassmaking in Oswego County (Presented by Mary Bucher, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968) Page 75

7) The Story of the St. Francis Home (Presented by Patricia Cullinan, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968) Page 80

8) The History of Italians in Oswego (Part I) (Presented by Dr. Luciano Iorizzo April 16, 1968) Page 88

9) The Sandy Creek Fair, from Horse and Buggy Days to the Jet Age (Presented by Alice L. Carnrite May 14, 1968) Page 113

10) DOCUMENTS: Old Private Schools of Oswego (Presented by Society by Mrs. Homan F. Hallock, April 30, 1937) Page 129

1969 Thirtieth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The First Days of Farragut’s Hartford (Presented by Dr. Sanford Sternlicht, January 21, 1969) Page 1

2) The Polish Immigrant in Oswego (Presented by Mark Slosek, February 18, 1969) Page 11

3) Fort Ontario: A New Look at the Past (Presented by Wallace F. Workmaster, March 18, 1969) Page 34

4) The Genealogy of The Gray-Hort Family (Presented by Mary Ann Timon, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School April 15, 1969) Page 46

5) The Rome-Oswego Plank Road (Presented by Anne Derousie, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School April 15, 1969) Page 52

6) Some Historical Remarks on Meteorology and Miscellaneous Comments Regarding the Weather in the Oswego Area (Presented by Robert B. Sykes, Jr., May 20, 1969) Page 58

7) Railroads in Oswego County (Presented by Richard F. Palmer, October 21, 1969) Page 88

8) Thirtieth Anniversary of Society Page 112

1970 Thirty-First Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Pontiac: His Life, His War, and How It Ended in Oswego (Presented by Anthony Scardella, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High, April 15, 1969) Page 1

2) William Duer of Oswego: Whig Promise and the Union, 1848-1850 (Presented by Joan Workmaster, November 18, 1969) Page 8

3) Old Post Offices in Oswego County (Presented by Nicholas Todaro, January 20, 1970) Page 21

4) The New York, Ontario and Western: A Noble but Fleeting Chapter in Railroading (Presented by Kenneth Hojnacki, April 21, 1970) Page 31

5) Blacks in Oswego: Few in Number, They Have Remained Briefly (Presented by Colonel H. Edmund Bullis, U. S. Army Retired, Oswego High School, class of 1905, June 9, 1970) Page 38

6) Pioneer Families of Oswego, by Frederick O. Clarke (Read before the Fort Oswego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the home of Mrs. Luther Mott, Sr., May 22, 1908. It was prepared largely from memoranda of his father, Edwin W. Clarke, a resident of Oswego from 1806 to 1886.) Page 43

7) Country Cooking (Presented by Alice L. Carnrite, October 20, 1970) Page 60

1971 Thirty-Second Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Blow the Man Down (Presented by Dr. Sanford Sternlicht) Page 1

2) Recollections of Dr. Ralph W. Swetman (Presented by Beulah Counts Rudolph assisted by Esther Hibbard) Page 12

3) Oswego’s Old Varick Canal (Presented by Frank Sayer) Page 30

4) 1776 and All That (Presented by Frederick L. Rath) Page 39

5) Barzillai Pease: Pioneer Navigator on Lake Ontario (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder) Page 46

6) Seven Hundred Years on the Beach (Presented by Gordon De Angelo assisted by Mrs. Vicki Jayne and Miss Barbara L. Harris) Page 62

1972 OSWEGO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Thirty-third Annual Publication

1) On Stage Tonight: A Study of the Amateur Theatre in Oswego, 1868 to 1875 (Presented by Alfred E. Rickert) Page 9

2) Glimpses at Early American Photography (Presented by John C. Fuller) Page 19

3) Oswego’s Heritage: Past and Present (Presented by Charles M. Snyder) Page 26

4) George B. Sloan: A Man and His Era (Presented by Charles E. Moore) Page 33

5) The Black 369th in Oswego (1941) (Presented by James J. Cummings) Page 55

6) The Columbian Doll Story (Presented by Esther Ruttan Doyle) Page 71

7) Colonel Thomas Standish Meacham: Portrait of an American Folk Hero (Presented by Rosemary S. Nesbitt) Page 75

1973 Thirty-Fourth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Bound by Duty: Abolitionists in Mexico New York, 1830-1842 (Presented by Judith Wellman) Page 1

2) Some Glass Bottles of Oswego County and Their Contents (Presented by Leigh A. Simpson) Page 31

3) The Richardson-Bates House (Presented by Linda A. Wesner) Page 40

4) Constantia Industries: The Williams-Southwell Sawmill and the Constantia Iron Foundry (Presented by Leonard J. Cooper, Sr.) Page 51

5) Prohibition and the Corruption of Civil Authority in Oswego (Presented by R. Bruce McBride, Jr.) Page 62

1974-1975 Thirty-Fifth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The History of Italians in Oswego, Part II: Origins of Italian-American Criminality from New Orleans through Prohibition (Presented by Luciano J. Iorizzo) Page 1

2) The Evolution of the Common School (Presented by Richard Sivers) Page 15

3) Transition to Suburbia (Presented by Evelyn L. Sauers) Page 30

4) T.J. Green, M.D., A Country Doctor (Presented by Tobias J. Collins) Page 43

5) A History of Fort Brewerton (Presented by Ray O. Denman) Page 51

6) The Conde Family and “Mon Repos” (Presented by Shirley Jones) Page 55

7) The Oswego Market House (Presented by Carol Green and Ilene Magram) Page 67

1976-1977 Bicentennial Issue The Journal Oswego County Historical Society, W. Seward Salisbury, Editor

Chapter I Strategic Oswego Valley Page 1

Chapter II Pioneering and Farming Page 20

Chapter III Transportation Page 38

Chapter IV Industry Page 55

Chapter V Politics Page 76

Chapter VI Abolition and the Civil War Page 88

Chapter VII Towns Page 107

Chapter VIII Fulton Page 127

Chapter IX Homes and People Page 136

Chapter X Entertainment, Theatre, Writers Page 157

Chapter XI Religion Page 176

Chapter XII Education Page 192

Chapter XIII The Ethnics Page 207

Chapter XIV The Professions Page 218

Chapter XV Fires and Other Things Page 225

1899

1899 – The Oswego Historical Society was founded in 1896 after a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the evacuation of the British Army from Fort Ontario. In this year, they started to publish what was to be a yearly yearbook report of the society and of research papers presented before it.

1899 First publication of the Oswego Historical Society

1) An Historical Sketch (by George Tisdale Clark), p. 7-24

2) Old Fort Oswego Tablet, p. 25- 26

3) Constitution and By-Laws of the Oswego Historical Society, p. 27-33

1939

1939 – Oswego County was in the middle of the Great Depression, but Oswego agriculture, manufacturing and business kept Oswego from feeling the same effects as larger cities. The OCHS yearbook was revived with the publication of three articles and organizational information on the Historical Society.

1939 Third Publication of the Oswego Historical Society

1) The French Regime in Northern New York (by H. F. Landon), p. 1-4

2) Col. Marinus Willett’s Expedition Against Oswego in 1783 (by Edwin M. Waterbury), p. 5-25

3) How Local Militia Defended the Lake Ports (by Major Wheeler Chapin Case), p. 26-38

4) The Battle of Oswego in 1756 (by John M. Gill), p. 39-51

5) The Story of An Odd Shop (by Frederick W. Barnes), p. 52-66

6) National Figures Behind the Early Purchase of Oswego Lands (by Ralph M. Faust), p. 67-70

7) History of the Old French Fort at Liverpool and Its Relation to the Oswego River Valley (by William J. Gallipeau), p. 71-72

8) Early Jesuits in Central New York (by the Rev. Earle F. Anable), p. 73-81

1940's

1940’s –  This was a tumultuous decade for Oswego County as the United States was engaged in  World War II and sent many of its young citizens into the service. After Fort Ontario was decommissioned as an army base in 1944, almost 1000 European refugees from the Holocaust were housed at the fort for about 18 months. In the late 1940’s, through the efforts of the Oswego County Historical Society, the State of NY was persuaded to preserve Fort Ontario as a Historic Site. In 1946, the heirs of the Richardson and Bates families, gifted their historic home and its contents to the Historical Society to serve as the Society’s headquarters. In 1947, the Society opened it as a museum.

1940 Fourth Publication of the Oswego Historical Society

1)  Activities of the Underground Railroad in Oswego County (by Miss Frieda Schuelke), p. 1-14

2) Pioneer Oswego County Preachers and Their Churches (by Leon N. Brown), p. 15-27

3) Old Homes of Oswego (by Mrs. Karl Kellogg), p. 28-39

4) Oswego Harbor – Past and Present (by George H. Campbell), p. 40-54

5) Battle of Oswego in 1814 (by Francis T. Riley), p. 55-66

6) Fort Ontario Historically Distinguished Among Forts Yet Garrisoned (by Ralph M. Faust), p. 67- 70

7) Early Pulaski History (by Mrs. F. Earle McChesney), p.  71-74

8) Land Titles of Oswego County from Sovereign to Settlers (by Merritt A. Switzer), p. 75-80

9) Two Famous Abolitionists of Oswego County (by Miss Elizabeth Simpson), p. 81-91

10) Early Van Buren Residents of Oswego County (by John E. Horrocks), p. 92-100

11) The New J. Fenimore Cooper (by Dr. Edward P. Alexander), p. 100-106

1941 Fifth Publication of the Oswego Historical Society

1) Three Generations of Coopers in Oswego (by Dr. Lida S. Penfield), p.  1-7

2) Up to Ontario, “Diary of Stephen Cross of Newburyport, Mass., Compiled in 1756 (by Robert Macdonald), p. 8-18

3) The Rise of “The Fourth Estate” in Oswego County (by Edwin M. Waterbury), p.  19-98

4) The “Vandalia”, The First Screw-Propelled Vessel on The Great Lakes (by Herbert R. Lyons), p. 99-110

5) Old Homes of Oswego- Part II (by Miss Anna Post), p. 111-118

6) Travel in Earlier Days (by Joseph T. McCaffrey), p. 119-140

7) Commodore Melancthon Taylor Woolsey, Lake Ontario Hero of The War of 1812 (by Leon N. Brown) 141-152

1942 Sixth Publication of the Oswego Historical Society

1) Album of Old New York (by Dr. Arthur Pound, New York State Historian), p. 1-5

2) History of The First Fresh Water Port in the United States (by Dr. John W. O’Connor, Deputy Collector, United States Customs, Oswego), p. 6-20

3) Morgan Robertson and His Sea Stories (by Dr. Lida S. Penfleld, former head of the English Department, Oswego State Teachers College), p. 21-26

4) The Rise of the “Fourth Estate” in Oswego County, Part II (by Edwin M. Waterbury of the Oswego Palladium-Times), p. 27-114

5) Eleazar Williams (by Dr. T. Wood Clarke of the Utica Historical Society), p. 115-130

6) Highlights of The Courts, Bench and Bar of Oswego County (by Harry C. Mizen, former President of the Oswego County Bar Association), p. 131-140

7) Oswego County-A Research Project (by Dr. W. F. Galpin, Professor of American History in the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University), p. 141-147

1943 Seventh Publication of the Oswego Historical Society

1) The Oswego State Normal and Training School, An Interpretation (by Dr. Richard K. Piez, former head of the Department of Psychology, Oswego State Normal School), p. 1-10

2) Oswego County Glass (by Miss Frances Eggleston of Oswego), p. 11-17

3) Ned Lee- His Life and Times (by Dr. Lida S. Penfleld, former head of the English Department of Oswego State Teachers’ College), Third of a Series of Papers on Oswego County writers, p. 18- 26

4) Oswego County Painters (by Mr. Daniel A. Williams, of Oswego), p. 27-39

5) Falley Seminary’s Contribution to Education in Oswego County (by Dr. Henry P. de Forest of New York City, member of last class to be graduated from Falley), p.  40-51

6) Musical Life in Oswego County (by James Lally, organist and director Choir St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Oswego), First Installment of a Series of Papers Upon This Theme, p.  52-60

7)Oswego’s First City Hall (by Miss Marion Mahar, of the History Department of Oswego State Teachers’ College) 61-79

1) Colonel Bradstreet in The Colonial Wars (by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury of the Faculty of the Oswego State Teachers College), p. 1-10

2) Oswego County During The Patriot War (by Edwin M. Waterbury, President of Oswego Historical Society), p. 11-242

3) Henry Cuyler Bunner (by Dr. Lida S. Penfield, former Director English Department, Oswego State Normal School), p. 243-250

4) The City of Mexico, “George Scriba’s Dream of a Lake Ontario Metropolis” (by Miss Elizabeth Simpson, Historian of the Town of Mexico), p. 251-263

1945 Ninth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) There are Many Avenues that may be followed in the Pursuit of Local History (Presented by Albert B. Corey, New York State Historian), p. 1-3

2) Part I: A Century of Entertainment in Oswego (Presented by Dr. Charles F. Wells of the faculty of the Oswego State Teachers College), p. 4-42

3) Blair Parker, Actor, Author, Playwright (Presented by Dr. Lida S. Penfield, former Director English Department, Oswego State Teachers’ College), p. 43-51

4) The Smiths of Peterboro (Presented by Dr. W. Freeman Galpin of the Department of Social Studies, Syracuse University, Author of History of Central New York), p. 52-58

5) Significance of the Oswego Movement in Education (Presented by Dr. Donald Snygg, director Department of Psychology, Oswego State Teachers College), p. 59-65

6) Shipbuilding Days in Old Oswego (Presented by Dr. Harold D. Alford, director of Department of Education, Oswego State Teachers College), p. 66-79

7) Dixon Ryan Fox Publication Fund Announced (Address of Dr. Arthur C. Parker, President of New York State Historical Association as communicated to Regional Meeting of Association Held at Oswego October 20, 1945 Through Dr. A. B. Corey, State Historian), p. 80-81

8) An Oswego Man Opens the Door of China (Presented by Miss Mary E. Cunningham, acting editor “New York History”), p. 82-91

9) Spiritualism and Mormonism, Products of New York State (by Dr. Clayton Mau head of the Department of Social Studies Geneseo State Teachers College, author of The Development of Central and Western New York), p. 92-93

10) St. Leger’s Expedition From Oswego Against Ft. Stanwix and The Mohawk Valley (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President of Oswego County Historical Society, Reprinted From Oswego Palladium-Times of November 20, 1945), p. 94-119

1946 Tenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Part II: A Century of Public Entertainment in Oswego, the Academy Of Music Period (Presented by Dr. Charles F. Wells of the English Faculty of the Oswego State Teachers’ College), p. 1-37

2) A Century of Fire Fighting in Oswego (Presented by Alderman James R. Jackson of the City of Oswego), p. 38-53

3) William Goodell, Reformer (Presented by Dr. Wesley Frost, former United States Ambassador to Paraguay and present member of the Faculty of Oswego State Teachers’ College, p. 54-65

4) The Contributions and Sacrifices of the Students and Faculty of the Oswego State Teachers College to the Military Services in World War II (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury of the Social Studies Faculty of Oswego State Teachers’ College), p. 66-79

5) Society Observes Two Anniversaries at Van Buren Inn, July 15, 1946, p. 80-81

6) Whence and Whither Oswego? (Presented by Dr. Arthur C. Parker, President of New York State Historical Association), p. 82-88

7) Historical Sketch of Oswego (By George Tisdale Clark. Read at Fort Ontario July 15, 1896, on the Centennial of the Evacuation of Fort Ontario and Re-read July 15, 1946, by Dr. Charles F. Wells), p. 89-96

8) The Story of Fort Ontario since 1896 (Presented by Dr. John W. O’Connor, Deputy Collector of the United States Customs at the Port of Oswego), p. 97-107

9) Story of the John Van Buren Mansion (Presented by Miss Mabel Osborne, Great Granddaughter of John Van Buren), p. 108-111

10) Oswego Historical Society – Yet Strong after Fifty Active Years (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President Oswego County Historical Society), p.  112-155

11) Society Launches Moves to Save Fort Ontario (Reprinted from Oswego Palladium-Times, October 8, 1946), p. 156-160

12) State Association Urges Fort Ontario Cause (Reprinted from Oswego Palladium-Times, October 16, 1946), p. 161-163

13) Twinshire Days in Oswego County (Presented by Mr. Harold S. Sprague of the Faculty of Pulaski Academy and Central School), p. 164-169

14) Early Days in Phoenix and Schroeppel (Presented by George Chesbro, local Historian of Village of Phoenix), p. 170-173

15) George Casper Schroeppel, A First Citizen (Presented by Thad R. Siver, former Supervisor of Schroeppel Town and Former Chairman Oswego County Board of Supervisors), p. 174-177

1947 Eleventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Part III: A Century of Public Entertainment in Oswego, The Richardson Theatre Period (Presented by Dr. Charles F. Wells, Chairman of the English Department of Oswego State Teachers’ College), p. 1-56

2) Bates Mansion Gift of Heirs as Society Headquarters, p. 57-63

3) Ballads of Old Oswego (Presented by James Moreland of the English Department of Oswego State Teachers), p. 64-93

4) Importance of the Oswego Canal in the Early Development of Oswego County (Presented by Charles McCool Snyder of the Social Studies Faculty of Oswego State Teachers’ College), p. 94-107

5) Bill Johnston – Pirate or Patriot? (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President of Oswego County Historical Society), p. 108-163

6) Oswego County’s Contribution to the Prehistoric History of New York State (Presented by Charles A. Denman, Archeologist of Oswego County Historical Society), p. 164-184

7) Unearthing of Prehistoric Indian Skeletons to Lead to Other Discoveries, p. 185-187

8) Headquarters House of Society Opened by House Warming, p. 188-190

9) Oswego Streets – How They Got Their Names (Presented by Frederick W. Barnes, Vice- President Oswego County Historical Society), p. 191-199

10) Christ Church, And Old Oswego Parish (Presented by Ralph M. Faust, Vice-President of Oswego County Historical Society), p. 200-206

11) The Perrys of Perry Hill (Presented by Mrs. Richard V. Hobbie, a Descendant of the Perry Family), p. 207-214

12) Rice Family First to Settle Permanently in Town of Oswego (Presented by Asa C. Pease, a Descendant of Asa Rice), p. 215-219

13) State Budget Estimates for Preserving Old Fort Ontario, p. 220-221

1948 Eleventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) A Folklorist Joins the Historians (Presented by Louis C. Jones, director of New York State Historical Association), p. 1-7

2) George Washington Looks at the Present (Presented by Dr. Harvey M. Rice, president Oswego State Teachers College), p. 8-13

3) The Very Reverend Dean Michael Barry, Beloved Pastor, Great Educator and Splendid Citizen (Presented by Miss Jane McGrath, former member of faculty of Indiana, Pa., State Teachers College), p. 14-18

4) Amherst’s Expedition from Oswego in 1760 Against Montreal (Presented by Fred Winn of the History Department of Oswego State Teachers College), p. 19-24

5) Dead Man’s Hollow (Presented by Mrs. Arthur V. DeLong of the faculty of the Sandy Creek High School), p. 25-36

6) Redfield, One of Oswego County’s Oldest Towns (Presented by Mrs. Edwin M. Allen, former member of the faculty of Oswego State Teachers College), p. 37-49

7) An Old Water Route of New France along the South Shore of Lake Ontario (Presented by the Rev. Alexander M. Stewart of Rochester, author and historian of Central and Western New York State), p. 50-58

8) The Last of the Coppers of Cooperstown at Oswego, p. 59-64

9) Society Acquires Famed Scriba Patent (Palladium-Times, Nov. 17, 1948), p. 68

1949 Twelfth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego County under Two Flags, 1783-1796 (Presented by Edwin M. Waterbury, President Oswego County Historical Society), p. 1-44

2) Early Activities of the Jesuits in the Oswego Central New York Area (Presented by William J. Schlaerth, S.J., President, LeMoyne College), p. 45-57

3) Oswego County’s Contribution to the Silver Grey Movement in New York State (Presented by Robert J. Rayback of the History Department of Syracuse University), p. 58-69

4) Anthropological Studies Have Rewritten Indian History of New York as Earlier Interpreted (Presented by Dr. William A. Ritchie, curator of Anthropology, Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences), p. 70-71

5) Sterling’s First Settlers Now Have Standing of Old Friends (Presented by Mrs. Belle Kirk- Rea of Sterling Town), p. 72-88

6) Dr. Mary Walker, Oswego County Native, was Leader in Feminist Movement (Presented by Edward Knight Junior Historian), p. 89-90

7) Historic Background of the American Way of Life (Presented by Dr. Albert B. Corey, New York State Historian), p. 91-96

8) The Battle of Sandy Creek and The Romance of The Great Cable (Presented by Mrs. Arthur V. DeLong of the faculty of the Sandy Creek Central School), p. 97-103

9) John Bartram, a Visitor in The Oswego River Valley in 1743 (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson of Mexico), p. 104-119

10) The Spirit Speaks- A Romantic History of the Samuel Burbank Johnson House in Oswego (Presented by Miss Virginia Page of Oswego), p. 120-145

11) Mexico, Mother of Towns (written by Miss Elizabeth Simpson, Town Historian of Mexico; Reviewed by Professor Charles M. Snyder of the Faculty of Oswego State Teachers College), p. 146-159

12) Political Cross Currents in Oswego County and New York State during the Civil War (presented by Kermit Kuntz of the History Faculty of Oswego State Teachers College), p. 160-174

1950's

1950’s – Oswego County recovered from the War, and thrived, though some large factories continued to close. The opening of the St Lawrence Seaway in 1959 insured the Port of Oswego would stay active in world shipping. With the economic support of the County and State, The Historical Society was able to add professional staff to maintain the museum, create exhibits and develop educational programs.

1950 Thirteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Local History and Anthropology (presented by Dr. Carl E. Guthe, Director of New York State Museum), p. 1-9

2) The Junior Historian at Work (presented by Junior Historians from Oswego High School, Fitzhugh Park and Kingsford Park School), p. 10-28

3) Hannibal’s Historical Highlights by Gordon Sturge (Presented by Harry C. Mizen), p. 29-34

4) Oswego County’s Famed Schroeppel Clock (Presented by J. C. Birdlebough, Vice-President of the Society and Owner of the Clock), p. 35-37

5) The Evolution of the New York State Bill of Rights and its Influence upon Present Day Oswego County (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury), p. 38-46

6) Oliver Stevens, First Permanent Settler in Oswego County (Presented by J. Elet Milton), p. 47-61

7) The Story of Lieut. A. Cooper Civil War Veteran, Author and Poet (Presented by Mrs. Charles H. Lane, Daughter of Lt. Cooper), p. 62-71

8) “In and Out of Federal Prisons” By Lieut. A. Cooper (Presented by Professor Paul Goodwin), p. 72-74

9) Reminisces of Fulton (Presented by William Schenck), p. 75-84

10) The Story of Yachting in Oswego (Presented by Frederick W. Barnes), p. 85-95

11) The History of the Oswego Naval Reserve (Presented by Dr. Charles McC. Snyder), p. 96-103

1951 Fourteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) T. Kingsford & Son and the Oswego Starch Factory (Presented by Dr. Charles Wells, Oswego State University Teachers College), p. 1-22

2) The Town of Scriba—Its History and Folklore (Presented by Miss Blanche Krul), p. 23-42

3) Naval Activities during Montcalm’s Capture of Oswego (Presented by Mr. Edwin M. Waterbury, past president of Oswego County Historical Society), p. 43-67

4) Alvin Bronson, a First Citizen of Oswego (Presented by Mr. F. Hosmer Culkin of the Oswego County Bar Ass’n), p. 68-90

5) Historical Tour Covers 150-Mile Swing in County, p. 91-93

6) The Story of Bundyville (Presented by the Misses Gertrude and Alice Miller, and Mrs. R. D. Cady), p. 94-111

7) Four Civilian Visitors to Early Oswego, 1750-1804 (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson of Mexico, vice-president), p.112-124

1952 Fifteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The Business Activities of Gerrit Smith (Presented by Dr. Charles McC. Snyder, Oswego State Teachers College, January 8, 1952), p. 1-17

2) Jerome Increase Case and His Contribution to Mechanized Farming (Presented by Mrs. Nell DeLong, Sandy Creek, on February 19, 1952), p. 18-23

3) Politics and Campaigns in the 1840’s (Presented by Charles Groat, Oswego, March 18, 1952), p. 24-48

4) The Willett Family at Belgium, New York (Presented by Rodney Johnson, Oswego State Teachers College, April 22, 1952), p. 49-61

5) Old Homes of Fulton (Presented at Presbyterian Church, Fulton, by Mrs. Frank Elliott and Grove Gilbert, May 27, 1952), p. 62-73

6) Summer Program Includes Tour and Papers at Headquarters House, p.  74

7) The Jerry Incident and Underground Railway (Presented as part of Summer Program by Dr. John O’Connor, July 19, 1952), p. 75-80

8) Unsolved Questions Concerning the War of 1812 (Presented as part of the Summer Program by Major James R. Jacobs, USA Retired of Cazenovia, July 19, 1952), p. 81-86

9) Clarissa Putnam of Tribes Hill (Presented by John J. Vrooman, Supervisor of Historic Sites, State Department of Education, October 21, 1952), p. 87-90

10) William Duer of Oswego (Presented by George Joyce, November 18, 1952), p. 91-102

1953 Sixteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Willard Straight (Presented by Dr. Norman Whitten, Oswego State Teachers College, January 20, 1953), p. 1-4

2) Sun, Sand and Soldiers (Presented by Mrs. Stanley M. Gifford, Syracuse, N. Y., February 17, 1953), p. 5-24

3) The Story of American Lighting Devices (Presented by Dr. Adelbert C. Abbott, Syracuse, N. Y., March 17, 1953), p. 25-29

4) Oneida Lake Navigation (Presented by J. Elet Milton, Brewerton, N. Y., April 21, 1953), p. 30-45

5) Dr. Mary E. Walker (Presented by Fred P. Wright, Oswego, N. Y., May 19, 1953), p. 46-53

6) Temperance Movement in Oswego County before the Civil War (Presented at Fulton, by Charles M. Snyder, October 20, 1953), p. 54-64

7) The Refugees at Fort Ontario (Presented by Carl Palmitesso, Oswego, N. Y., November 17, 1953), p. 65-71

1954 Seventeenth  Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Future Plans for Old Fort Ontario (Presented by Dr. Albert B. Corey January 12, 1954), p. 1

2) The Pioneer in Oswego County, 1790-1820 (Presented by Anthony Slosek, February 16, 1954), p. 2-14

3) The Erie Canal (Presented by Dr. David Ennis, Lyons, N. Y., March 16, 1954), p. 15-16

4) The Story of Constantin Francois Chassebouef, Comte De Volney (Presented by Elizabeth M. Simpson, April 20, 1954), p. 17-28

5) George W. Wheeler’s Journey to Mexico N.Y. in 1806, edited by Elizabeth M. Simpson, p. 29-34

6) The Aftermath of the Revolution and the Opening of New York State’s Frontiers (Presented by Ralph Faust on May 18, 1954), p. 35

7) Benedict Arnold and the Saratoga Mural (Presented on October 12, 1954), p. 36-38

8) Elmina Spencer, Heroine of the Civil War (Presented by Fred P. Wright, November 23, 1954), p. 39-46

9) History of the Elmina Spencer Tent (Presented by Mrs. Anna Middleton), p. 47-48

1955 Eighteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego Folklore (Presented by Mrs. Ethel Shepard, January 18, 1955), p. 1

2) Antislavery in the Oswego Area (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, February 15, 1955), p. 2-12

3) Francis Lewis, Prisoner of War (1756); Signer of the Declaration of Independence (1776) (Presented by Miss Elizabeth Simpson, March 15, 1955), p. 13-21

4) Oswego, From Indian Pathway through the French and Indian War (Presented by Mr. Louis Gimelli, April 19, 1955), p. 22-34

5) Sir William Johnson’s Five Visits to Oswego (Presented by Dr. Milton W. Hamilton, May 17, 1955), p. 35-44

6) Summer Tour August 13, 1955, p. 45-46

7) Oswego’s Religious Resources (Presented by Dr. W. Seward Salisbury, November 22, 1955), p. 47-54

8) Documents: Dr. Sheldon’s Quarterly Report to the Orphan and Free School Association, p. 55-57

1956 Nineteenth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Two Expeditions To Fort Ontario in 1783; Colonel Willett For War; Captain Thompson, For Peace (Presented by Mr. Anthony Slosek, January 17, 1956), p. 1-16

2) The Olivers and the Civil War; the Impact of the War upon An Oswego Family (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, February 21, 1956), p. 17-43

3) The Port of Oswego – Today and Tomorrow (Presented by Arthur Mengel, March 20, 1956), p. 44-46

4) History of the Oswego City Library (Presented by Mr. Johnson Cooper, April 17, 1956), p. 47-64

5) E.M. Waterbury Memorial Program, May 15, 1956, p. 65-69

6) Folklore of the North Road and Lake Road, Town of Scriba (Presented by Mrs. Lyla Elen, October 16, 1956), p. 70-76

1957 Twentieth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Dewitt C. Littlejohn: A Study in Leadership in the Nineteenth Century. Businessman and Politician, Part I (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, January 15, 1957), p. 1-11

2) Prelude to Controversy between Sir William Johnson and Major General William Shirley in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns (Presented by Mr. Johnson Cooper, February 19, 1957), p. 12-25

3) Early Roads in Oswego County (Presented by Mrs. C. Fred Peckham, March 19, 1957), p. 26-33

4) Old Cemeteries in Oswego (Presented by Mr. Anthony Slosek, April 16, 1957), p. 34-40

5) Oswego at the Turn of the Century (Presented by Mr. Alfred G. Tucker, May 21, 1957), p. 41-42

6) County Historical Society Tour (August 17, 1957), p. 43

7) Remarks of Dr. W. Seward Salisbury at Annual Tour of the Society (August 17, 1957), p.  44-45

8) History of Baldwinsville (Presented by Mr. A. J. Christopher, October 15, 1957), p. 46- 47

1958 Twenty-First Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Village Of Minetto, Illustrated with Slides (Presented by Mrs. Helen M. Hall, January 21, 1958), p. 1-6

2) Early Days in Volney and Mt. Pleasant (Presented by Mrs. Wilbur [Janice] Rowlee) Fay, March 18, 1958), p. 7-20

3) The William Shirley-William Johnson Conflict in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns of 1755-1756. Part II. The Recall of General Shirley (Presented by Mr. Johnson G. Cooper, April 15, 1958), p. 21-35

4) Oswego 1786-1828, Fragments of Local History, Part I (Presented by Mr. Anthony M. Slosek, May 20, 1958), p. 36-47

5) The American Woolen Mills at Fulton, New York (Presented by Mrs. Gladys E. Morley, November 18, 1958), p. 48-52

6) John W. Stevenson, Mayor of the City of Fulton (1920-1928) (Presented by John P. Zizzi, Local and Regional History), p. 53-57

1959 Twenty-Second Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The William Shirley-William Johnson Conflict in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns of 1755-1756. Part III. The Recall of General Shirley (Presented by Mr. Johnson G. Cooper, January 20, 1959), p. 1-14

2) The One Hundred Forty-Seventh Regiment, New York Volunteers (Presented by Mr. H. Edward Oram)

3) Walter Stewart and the 184th Regiment, New York Volunteers (Presented by Mr. Joseph Nero, March 17, 1959), p. 15-27

4) “This Is God’s War: An Oswego County Boy Interprets the Civil War” (Presented by Mr. John Demos, May 19, 1959), p. 28-37

5) Arms, a Fort, and a Frontier, (Presented by Dr. Albert B Corey, July 19, 1959), p. 38-42

6) “Uncle Dave” Hamer, Gold Digger, Filibuster and Story Teller, (Presented by Nannette Hamer, October 20, 1959), p. 43-54

7) History of the Seventh Day Adventists in Oswego County (Presented by Rev. Roger H. Ferris, November 17, 1959), p. 55-63

1960's

1960’s – The 1960’s brought about much change in Oswego County.

1960 Twenty-Third Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego 1796-1828, Fragments of Local History, Part II (Presented by Mr. Anthony Slosek, January 19, 1960), p. 1-12

2) The Valley and Southwest Oswego (Presented by Mr. George Demass, Jr., February 16, 1960), p. 13-29

3) Francis J. Sullivan Collection of World War II Materials (Presented by Francis T. Riley, March 15, 1960), p. 30-33

4) John Henry Comstock (Presented by Mr. Thomas Turner of Scriba, March 15, 1960), p. 34-38

5) Formal Opening of the Fulton Room (Presented by Mr. Grove A. Gilbert, Chairman, April 19, 1960), p. 39

6) The William Shirley-William Johnson Conflict in the Niagara and Crown Point Campaigns of 1755-1756. Part IV Oswego’s Fall to Montcalm and the French in August 1756 (Presented by Mr. Johnson G. Cooper, April 19, 1960), p. 40-59

7) Oswego Harbor (presented by Mr. Leo Finn, May 17, 1960), p. 60-62

8) Annual Pilgrimage (July 13, 1960), p. 63-65

9) Canal Society of New York State Tour (August 27, 28, 1960) and New York State Historical Association Convention (September 7, 8, 9, 1960), p. 66

10) Illustrated Lecture on the Battle of Gettysburg (Presented by Mr. Ralph H. Mason, of Wolcott, October 18, 1960), p. 67

11) DeWitt C. Littlejohn: A Study of Leadership in Oswego in the Nineteenth Century (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder, November 15, 1960), p. 68-84

1961 Twenty-Fourth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Oswego 1796-1828, Fragments of Local History, Part III (Presented by Mr. Anthony M. Slosek, January 17, 1961), p. 1-15

2) History of the Congregational Church of Oswego (Presented by Miss Margaret Wales, February 21, 1961), p. 16-27

3) John C. Churchill: The Puritan as Politician (Presented by Mr. H. Fred Bartle, March 21, 1961), p. 28-43

4) A Century of Culture in Oswego County (April 24, 1961), p. 44-47

5) Gilbert Crocker’s Civil War, 24th Regt., N. Y. V. (Presented by Mr. Rodney E. Johnson, May 16, 1961), p. 48-75

6) Silver Tea Featured Costumes of a Century Ago (May 21, 1961), p. 76

7) Eighty-First Regiment, New York Volunteers (Presented by Mr. Joseph C. Dewine, November 21, 1961), p. 77-84

1962 Twenty-Fifth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society and

The Oswego County Civil War Centennial Committee

Oswego County, New York in the Civil War by Charles McCool Snyder

Chapter I What Oswego County Did in the Civil War (Maj. H. H. Lyman), p. 1

Chapter II Oswego County’s Response to the War, p. 5

Chapter III The Twenty-Fourth Infantry; First to Answer the Call, p. 20

Chapter IV The Eighty-First Infantry; First to Enter Richmond, p. 32

Chapter V The One Hundred-Tenth Infantry; From Bayous to the Dry Tortugas, p. 41

Chapter VI The One Hundred Forty-Seventh Infantry: Immortality at Gettysburg, p. 54

Illustrations, p. 68-76

Chapter VII The One Hundred Eighty-Fourth Infantry; At the End of Sheridan’s Ride, p.  77

Chapter VIII The Twelfth Cavalry (And Their Wives); Beach-Heads In North Carolina, p. 85

Chapter IX The Twenty-Fourth Cavalry; Horsemen without Horses, p. 95

Chapter X The First Light Artillery, Battery G; Four Years with the Army of the Potomac, p. 101

Chapter XI The Twenty-First Independent Battery; Action at Port Hudson, p. 106

Chapter XII They Also Fought, p. 108

1963 Twenty-Sixth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Before the Society in 1962: The Oswego River in its Natural State (Presented by Albert P. McCarthy, January 16, 1962), p. 10

2) Avon Calling (Presented by George DeMaas, Jr., February 20, 1962), p. 17

3) Times Have Changed, Life in Oswego Town at the Close of the 19th CENTURY (Presented by Ellen Sivers, February 20, 1962), p. 23

4) The War of 1812 and the Lake Ontario Theater (Presented by Wallace F. Workmaster, May 15, 1962), p. 28

5) The 110th Oswego County Infantry in the Civil War (Presented by Rev. Mr. James Nicolson, October 16, 1962), p. 40

6) Civil War Essay Contest (Presented by Oswego County Civil War Centennial Committee, April 16, 1963), p. 52

7) Oswego Fires (Presented by Anthony M. Slosek, March 8, 1963), p. 53

8) Historic Sites in New York State (Presented by Anna K. Cunningham, May 21, 1963) (Article missing)

9) History of St. Mary’s Church of Oswego (Presented by the Rev. Mr. Robert Hall, October 15, 1963), p. 73

10) Hannibal’s Historic Highlights (Presented by Gordon Sturge, November 19, 1963), p. 81

1964-65 Twenty-Seventh Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Early Clockmakers of New England and New York (Presented by John C. Birdlebough, April 21, 1964), p. 1

2) Fulton at the Turn of the Century (Presented by Miss Grace E. Lynch, May 19, 1964), p. 12

3) Pulaskiana (Presented by Miss Helen Elizabeth Bentley, October 20, 1964), p. 21

4) Society Unveils Portrait of Dr. Albert B. Corey (November 17, 1964), p. 34

5) The Life and Career of Louis Lavonier, Woodcarver Extraordinary (Presented by Dr. Helen Moore Breitbeck, February 16, 1965), p. 36

6) Life along the Hall Road (Presented by Mrs. Mildred Boigeol, April 20, 1965), p. 42

7) St. Paul’s Church, Oswego (Presented by Miss Catherine Rowe, May 18, 1965), p. 61

8) General Albert Lindley Lee (Presented by Miss Grace E. Lynch and Mrs. Martha Jean Broadbent, October 19, 1965), p. 66

9) APPENDIX I The Columbian Dolls and Marietta Adams, p. 78

10) APPENDIX II Orrin Stone’s Diary (A Scriba Pioneer and the War of 1812), p. 82

11) APPENDIX III Reminiscence of Benjamin Burt During The War Of 1812, p. 95

1966-67 Twenty-Eighth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Orwell as a Health Center (Presented by Mrs. Alice B. Clark, November 16, 1965), p. 1

2) The Forts on the Site of Fort Ontario (Presented by Wallace F. Workmaster, January 18, 1966), p. 5

3) Public Amusement in Oswego: The Early Years (Presented by Dr. Alfred E. Rickert, February 15, 1966), p. 32

4) The Immigrant in Oswego’s History (Presented by Dr. Luciano Iorizzo, April 19, 1966), p. 42

5) German Immigration in the City of Oswego (Presented by Miss Carol Fenske, May 17, 1966), p. 54

6) The Oswego Hospital (Presented by Mrs. Charles F. Wells, November 15, 1966), p. 62

7) Oswego’s Citizen Soldiers: A History of the Local National Guard (Presented by John Michael Sullivan, January 17, 1967), p. 87

8) The Shepard Family of New Haven and Their Home (La Bergerie) (Presented by Grant Lindsley, February 21, 1967), p. 109

9) Music and Musicians in Oswego (Presented by Weldon M. Grose, April 18, 1967), p. 123

1967-68 Twenty-Ninth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Morality and the Drama, a Nineteenth Century Oswego Controversy (Presented by Dr. Alfred E. Rickert, October 17, 1967), p. 1

2) Music in the Fulton Area since 1900 (Presented by Harold R. Palmer, November 21, 1967), p. 14

3) The Nineteenth Century Struggle to Control Oswego’s Water (Presented by H. Fred Bartle, January 16, 1968), p. 27

4) The Pioneer in Oswego (Presented by Mary Kay Stone, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968), p. 60

5) David Van Buren of Fulton (Presented by Kevin Murphy, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968), p. 71

6) The History of Glassmaking in Oswego County (Presented by Mary Bucher, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968), p. 75

7) The Story of the St. Francis Home (Presented by Patricia Cullinan, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School, February 20, 1968), p. 80

8) The History of Italians in Oswego (Part I) (Presented by Dr. Luciano Iorizzo April 16, 1968), p. 88

9) The Sandy Creek Fair, from Horse and Buggy Days to the Jet Age (Presented by Alice L. Carnrite May 14, 1968), p. 113

10) DOCUMENTS: Old Private Schools of Oswego (Presented by Society by Mrs. Homan F. Hallock, April 30, 1937), p. 129

1969 Thirtieth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The First Days of Farragut’s Hartford (Presented by Dr. Sanford Sternlicht, January 21, 1969), p. 1

2) The Polish Immigrant in Oswego (Presented by Mark Slosek, February 18, 1969), p. 11

3) Fort Ontario: A New Look at the Past (Presented by Wallace F. Workmaster, March 18, 1969), p. 34

4) The Genealogy of The Gray-Hort Family (Presented by Mary Ann Timon, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School April 15, 1969), p. 46

5) The Rome-Oswego Plank Road (Presented by Anne Derousie, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High School April 15, 1969), p. 52

6) Some Historical Remarks on Meteorology and Miscellaneous Comments Regarding the Weather in the Oswego Area (Presented by Robert B. Sykes, Jr., May 20, 1969), p. 58

7) Railroads in Oswego County (Presented by Richard F. Palmer, October 21, 1969), p. 88

8) Thirtieth Anniversary of Society, p. 112

1970's

1970’s

1970 Thirty-First Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Pontiac: His Life, His War, and How It Ended in Oswego (Presented by Anthony Scardella, a member of the Port City Yorkers of Oswego Catholic High, April 15, 1969), p. 1

2) William Duer of Oswego: Whig Promise and the Union, 1848-1850 (Presented by Joan Workmaster, November 18, 1969), p. 8

3) Old Post Offices in Oswego County (Presented by Nicholas Todaro, January 20, 1970), p. 21

4) The New York, Ontario and Western: A Noble but Fleeting Chapter in Railroading (Presented by Kenneth Hojnacki, April 21, 1970), p. 31

5) Blacks in Oswego: Few in Number, They Have Remained Briefly (Presented by Colonel H. Edmund Bullis, U. S. Army Retired, Oswego High School, class of 1905, June 9, 1970), p. 38

6) Pioneer Families of Oswego, by Frederick O. Clarke (Read before the Fort Oswego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the home of Mrs. Luther Mott, Sr., May 22, 1908. It was prepared largely from memoranda of his father, Edwin W. Clarke, a resident of Oswego from 1806 to 1886.), p. 43

7) Country Cooking (Presented by Alice L. Carnrite, October 20, 1970), p. 60

1971 Thirty-Second Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Blow the Man Down (Presented by Dr. Sanford Sternlicht), p. 1

2) Recollections of Dr. Ralph W. Swetman (Presented by Beulah Counts Rudolph assisted by Esther Hibbard), p. 12

3) Oswego’s Old Varick Canal (Presented by Frank Sayer), p. 30

4) 1776 and All That (Presented by Frederick L. Rath), p. 39

5) Barzillai Pease: Pioneer Navigator on Lake Ontario (Presented by Dr. Charles M. Snyder), p. 46

6) Seven Hundred Years on the Beach (Presented by Gordon De Angelo assisted by Mrs. Vicki Jayne and Miss Barbara L. Harris), p. 62

1972 OSWEGO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Thirty-third Annual Publication

1) On Stage Tonight: A Study of the Amateur Theatre in Oswego, 1868 to 1875 (Presented by Alfred E. Rickert), p. 9

2) Glimpses at Early American Photography (Presented by John C. Fuller), p. 19

3) Oswego’s Heritage: Past and Present (Presented by Charles M. Snyder), p. 26

4) George B. Sloan: A Man and His Era (Presented by Charles E. Moore), p. 33

5) The Black 369th in Oswego (1941) (Presented by James J. Cummings), p. 55

6) The Columbian Doll Story (Presented by Esther Ruttan Doyle), p. 71

7) Colonel Thomas Standish Meacham: Portrait of an American Folk Hero (Presented by Rosemary S. Nesbitt), p. 75

1973 Thirty-Fourth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) Bound by Duty: Abolitionists in Mexico New York, 1830-1842 (Presented by Judith Wellman), p. 1

2) Some Glass Bottles of Oswego County and Their Contents (Presented by Leigh A. Simpson), p. 31

3) The Richardson-Bates House (Presented by Linda A. Wesner), p. 40

4) Constantia Industries: The Williams-Southwell Sawmill and the Constantia Iron Foundry (Presented by Leonard J. Cooper, Sr.), p. 51

5) Prohibition and the Corruption of Civil Authority in Oswego (Presented by R. Bruce McBride, Jr.), p. 62

1974-1975 Thirty-Fifth Publication of the Oswego County Historical Society

1) The History of Italians in Oswego, Part II: Origins of Italian-American Criminality from New Orleans through Prohibition (Presented by Luciano J. Iorizzo), p.  1

2) The Evolution of the Common School (Presented by Richard Sivers), p.  15

3) Transition to Suburbia (Presented by Evelyn L. Sauers), p. 30

4) T.J. Green, M.D., A Country Doctor (Presented by Tobias J. Collins), p. 43

5) A History of Fort Brewerton (Presented by Ray O. Denman), p. 51

6) The Conde Family and “Mon Repos” (Presented by Shirley Jones), p. 55

7) The Oswego Market House (Presented by Carol Green and Ilene Magram), p. 67

1976-1977 Bicentennial Issue The Journal Oswego County Historical Society, W. Seward Salisbury, Editor

Chapter I Strategic Oswego Valley, p. 1

Chapter II Pioneering and Farming, p. 20

Chapter III Transportation, p. 38

Chapter IV Industry, p. 55

Chapter V Politics, p.  76

Chapter VI Abolition and the Civil War, p. 88

Chapter VII Towns, p. 107

Chapter VIII Fulton, p. 127

Chapter IX Homes and People, p. 136

Chapter X Entertainment, Theatre, Writers, p. 157

Chapter XI Religion, p. 176

Chapter XII Education, p. 192

Chapter XIII The Ethnics, p. 207

Chapter XIV The Professions, p. 218

Chapter XV Fires and Other Things, p. 225