Our Old Times

‘Crooked work’ at the sheriff’s office in 1888

‘Crooked work’ at the sheriff’s office in 1888

Since Fulton County was created, many sheriffs have faithfully served our populace — all except one. When whispers of “irregularities” in the sheriff’s office began circulating in late 1889, an investigation began. The Dec. 26, 1889 Richfield Springs Courier printed an early account of alleged administrative funny business, as orchestrated by none other than Sheriff Daniel E. Sutliff and accomplices. “Crooked work has been going on in the adjoining county of Fulton in which Sheriff…
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Old Gloversville airport once a hotbed of activity

Old Gloversville airport once a hotbed of activity

An October 1928 Morning Herald pictorial spread featured a special event at the newly-opened Gloversville Airport to demonstrate that our early local airfield was large enough to safety land what was then America’s largest commercial airliner. Picturing a Ford ‘tri-motor’ airplane, the advertisement stated, “Be Sure To See The Texaco No. 1! It is one of the largest passenger airplanes in use. It has THREE Wright ‘Whirlwind’ motors of 200 H.P. each! It has a…
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