Reflections, Volume 1, Number 3; a magazine of Folklore Recollection History and Wisdom

Chris Hansen (Cover photograph) Port Henry, NY: The MCS Journalism Class, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 36 pages (including covers). Illustrations (photographs and drawings). Publication date is an estimate. Port Henry is in a tract of land set aside by the British Crown for veterans of the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War). Although a mill was built in 1765, no other European-American settlers arrived until 1785, after the American Revolutionary War. The Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk and Oswegatchie, members of the Seven Nations of Canada, were still living in the town until after 1800. In the early years, timber harvesting was a major industry and 20 mills were located in the area. The first dock was built on Lake Champlain by 1820 for shipping lumber to other ports. Early settlers discovered iron ore a few miles inland. Its extraction and processing became an important industry in the township for about one hundred and fifty years. A blast furnace constructed in 1822 in Port Henry was one of the first in the United States, and Republic Steel established major operations in the county. The village residents used Lake Champlain and the Hudson River to transport its ore and products to major markets such as Albany and New York City. Later a railroad connected the village to markets. The Delaware & Hudson Railroad Depot, Moriah Town Office Building, Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church, Port Henry Fire Department Building, Sherman Free Library, and Van Ornam & Murdock Block are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a rare surviving copy of this forklore magazine focused on the Lake Champlain area of upstate New York. From a statement in the Introduction, this appears to be the final issue. MCS may stand for Moriah Central School. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Port Henry, New York, Magazine, Lake Champlain, Sea Serpent, Eric Zimmerman, Valorie Rosenquist, Warren Lee, Edna Hillman, Rex Wasserman, DeForest Bishop, Karl Thelen, Mineville, Roger Antwaler, James Glavin, Dan Lee, Iron Hill, Poems, Republic Steel

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