The early days of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties in the State of New York, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 53 Page Booklet reprinted from two hard to find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and the 1940 edition of New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: CLINTON COUNTY: Au Sable, Clintonville, Beekman, Black Brook, Champlain, Chazy, Ellenburg, Mooers, Peru, Plattsburg, and Saranac. ESSEX COUNTY: Chesterfield, Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Essex, Jay, Keene, Lewis, Minerva, Moriah, Newcomb, Schroon, Ticonderoga, Westport, Willsborough, and Wilmington. FRANKLIN COUNTY: Bango, Belmont, Bombay, Brandon, Chateaugua, Constable, Dickenson, Duane, Ft. Covington, Franklin, Malone, Moira, and Westville. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Early Victory on St. Regis River and other conflicts in the War of 1812, the St. Regis Indians, the Au Sable River, Fort Frederick, a Minister's Daughter who Married an Indian, Lake Champlain, stories of Ft. Ticonderoga, the Giant of the Mountain, the Adirondack Mountains, the Peru Iron company, the Burning of the Steamer Phoenix, a Big Baby Gift, Tombstone Inscriptions, etc. Surnames mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include: Allen, Aiken, Anderson, Bailey, Beman, Burke, Cuyler, Cochran, Crane, Elmore, Everett, Fautfreyde, Ferris, Garlick, Goslin, Hoffnagle, Keese, Lezotte, Lynde, McAuley, Moore, Mooers, Newcomb, Ostrander, Platt, Pettit, Pomeroy, Paul, Payn, Rogers, Reeve, Roberts, Ransom, Sherman, Stevenson, Smith, Shelden, Saily, Soper, Vredenburg, Webb, Wood, Williams, and Young. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Plattsburg, the Grave of Commodore Downie, the Adirondack Mountains, the Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga, and Malone. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Some of the names mentioned in the 1940 section include: Jacob Smith Moody, Dr. Trudeau, John Brown, Henry Van Hoevenberg, Josephine Schofield, John Fitch, Rosewell Morse Shurleff, A. F. Tait, A. H. Wyant, Noah Porter, William James, Willard Fiske, Charles Dudley Warner, Felix Adler, the Rev. Joseph Twichell, the Rev. Horace Bushnell, Thomas Davidson, Charles Corning, Gersham Cook, William Stillman, Ralph Waldo Memerson, James Russell Lowell, Lewis Agassiz, Ebenezer R. Hoar, Jeffries Wyman, John Hurd, William Constable, William Almon Wheeler, Sir John Johnson, Gen. James Wilkinson, Brigadier General Leonard Covington, John Francis Regis, Ethan Allen, Chancellor James Kent, Henry DeLord, Henry Van Dyke, and others. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company.