Warren Allen and Steve Zehr boil maple sap into syrup at the Allen sugarhouse.

Watertown at Work Audio Exhibit

Collected here are all of the audio stories on exhibit for the Watertown at Work photo and audio exhibit. They include dairy farming, dental hygiene, maple sugaring, and radio announcing, among others!

Running Logs in North Country Rivers

In the heyday of logging in the Adirondacks, logs were transported en mass on the waterways of the Adirondacks in log drives. Collected here are photos of log drives from 1890-1940.

Mohawk ironworkers look out over the NYC skyline

Ironworking with Darryl Lazore

Iron working is often death-defying work. Many Mohawk residents of the North Country spent their careers perched on iron beams high in the sky, bolting, cutting and connecting massive iron beams for high rises, bridges and buildings across the country. Akwesasne resident Darryl Lazore, who worked as an ironworker for 35 years, donated these photos, […]

North Country Music

Orchestras, rock bands, quartets, folk groups, choruses, and high school bands- all sorts of different music groups have played in the North Country. Collected here are some favorite photos of music groups in our region.

Cows of the North Country

Driving through the North Country, you’re bound to pass by at least a few cows at pasture. They’re an integral part of the economy and people’s daily lives in our region. Collected here are photos of cows from the 1890s to the 2010s

Ranger searches for missing hikers on Algonquin Peak

Search and Rescue in the North Country

In the North Country, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and local fire and rescue teams work together to assemble search and rescue teams. These teams are called on for all types of rescues, and are especially busy in the high peaks region. Here’s a look at some of those teams during training and rescues.

Moving the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam

Moving the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam

The Potsdam Depot had been scheduled for demolition when the partial bypass of downtown Potsdam was constructed. Public pressure resulted in a successful effort to move and preserve the Spanish Revival Style structure, which is now the home of an Italian restaurant, Mama Lucia’s, a few hundred feet from its original location. 1980. Potsdam, NY.