Type of Work: Conservation

Running Underwood Herbs in Plattsburgh

Jane Desotelle owns Underwood Herbs, where she sells herbs at local farmers’ markets. She actually helped get those farmers markets started, and now she’s the Executive Director of the Adirondack Farmers Market Cooperative.  She lives in the same property where she grew up in Plattsburgh, where her mother first taught her to pick herbs and […]

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Unidentified fire warden poses with what was known colloquially as an “Indian pump”. The tank was carried on the firefighters back and the hand pump was used to direct water at the fire. Circa 1930s. North Hudson area, NY.

Going over materials for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Going over materials for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Two members of the Wanakena Historical Association sort photos and materials to prepare for the creation of the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour, which opened on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wanakena. July 2002. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Selecting photos for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Selecting photos for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Members of the Wanakena Historical Association look at photos and materials for the two kiosks for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour, which opened on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wanakena. July 2002. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Sorting photos for the Wanakena Historical Association

Sorting photos for the Wanakena Historical Association

Bill Gleason, founder and first president of the Wanakena Historical Association, sorting photos in preparation for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour. The walking tour officially opened on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wanakena. July 2002. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Repairing the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

Repairing the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

Two unidentified workers mask windows in preparation for painting the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church. The renovation was funded by church and community donations totaling about $35,000. 2004. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.