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Workers on the packaging line at Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories in Rouses Point

Inside and outside Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories in Rouses Point

Inside and outside Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories in Rouses Points, a factory that made a number of different medicines and pills. The factory was later bought by Pfizer, and the Rouses Point plant closed for good in 2017. Photos courtesy of the Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society.

Aerial Farm Shots

From haying to planting seeds to milking, most farm work is hands-on and on the ground. Change it up and check out the view from above with these aerial photos of farms & homesteads from around the North Country.

Tending Bar in the North Country

Industries vary wildly in the North Country, from logging to to mining to farming. But whether it’s a tourist town or a port, there’s a good chance it has at least one bar. Here’s a collection of bartenders throughout the region, whether they’re serving up the hard stuff or some soda pop.

The photography of Seneca Ray Stoddard

Seneca Ray Stoddard was a famous photographer in the Adirondacks active during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He published an Adirondack guidebook and tourist map, and took many landscape photos. He also took work photos, some of which are gathered here along with images of the artist himself at work in the studio with his […]

Treating tuberculosis in Saranac Lake

In the late 1800s and 1900s, Saranac Lake became a haven for people seeking a cure for tuberculosis. The largest and most famous sanatorium was established by Dr. E.L. Trudeau. Other patients attended other nearby sanatoria, like the one at Ray Brook. The Trudeau Sanatorium also had a school of nursing and a tuberculosis training […]

Reshingling the roof and steeple of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

2000s construction work in Wanakena

These photos, donated by Allen Ditch, give us a look at different construction jobs in Wanakena in the early 2000s. From restoring the Presbyterian church to constructing local businesses and building the town’s footbridge, here’s a look at some modern construction work.

NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco runs the switchboard in Canton

Inside the offices of North Country Public Radio

North Country Public Radio, the home of North Country at Work, signed on for the first time on March 7, 1968, broadcasting from WSLU in Canton. From fundraisers to the control room to messy offices, here’s a peek inside the station offices through the years.