Feb 07

100 years ago in The Saratogian: February 7 From the George S. Bolster Collection of the Saratoga Springs History Museum Posted: 02/07/16, 1:00 AM EST MONDAY, FEB. 7, 1916 Saratoga Lake is being overfished in the winter to the detriment of summer fishing and should have a longer closed season to preserve the fish stock, […]

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Sep 29

During the Snake Indian War, Pvt. Charles A. Fonda was mortally wounded at the skirmish of Otseo’s Lodge on April 28, 1868 against hostile Northern Paiute and Shoshone Indians near Warner Lakes, Oregon. Private Fonda was shot in the knee and since his wound was serious, it was decided to amputate his leg in the […]

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Aug 31

At The Railyard: Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Review Post by trmania on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:13 pm …when the sewing machine came into popularity in the middle of the 19th century, it caused a boom in textile production. In Gloversville, New York, the main product of the textile industries was fine leather gloves. 20 […]

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Jan 21

Passions Grow Over First Native American Saint By Sebastian Smith (AFP) – January 17, 2012 FONDA, New York — Gazing down a frozen New York field, the statue of a Mohawk girl about to become the first Native American saint exudes calm. Yet the real Kateri Tekakwitha had a brutal existence — and ghosts from […]

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Sep 17

Here are some photos of the family of James Robert Fonda (1816-1891), born in West Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY in 1816, who settled in Wyoming, Lee Co., IL prior to 1870.  He was reportedly an orphan at 9 years old, although the burial record of father is in 1837, so he could have been adopted.  […]

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