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1894

 

Tuesday, January 11, 1894
P
leasure seekers skated across the bay to Cumberland Head and the next day the ice in the entire bay was broken by wind.

Thursday, May 24, 1894
Chief-engineer John W. Moore, U .S .N. retired with the rank of rear-admiral, having reached the age of 62, after 42 years of active service. He  was in the first Atlantic-cable expedition, and with Farragut, and has been a member of the Society of the Cincinnati 33 years, having taken the place of his maternal grandfather, Gen. Benj. Mooers. 

Friday, June 1, 1894
New Barracks of Plattsburgh Military Post occupied for the first time by Companies D, F and G 21st Infantry.

Tuesday, June 5, 1894|
 Plattsburgh Public Library chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

I love vast libraries; yet there is a doubt
If one be better with them or without,-
Unless he use them wisely, and, indeed,
Knows the high art of what and how to read.
                                                    Saxe

Thursday, June 14, 1894
Near Fredenburgh Falls, workmen found a skeleton, supposed from its location to be that of Count de Fredenburgh from whom the Falls received its name.  De Fredenburgh, coming here during the Revolution to look after his property, mysteriously disappeared while his house and mill were destroyed by fire.

Saturday, September 22, 1894
Dedication at Culver Hill of the first monument erected as a memorial of the British invasion of 1814. After the removal of the U.S. Flag which the shaft was draped by Miss Helen D. Woodward of Plattsburgh and Miss Julia G. Howe of Beekmantown, both descendants of men who fought in the battle of Plattsburgh, Dr. D.S. Kellogg, President if the Plattsburgh Institute, the society erecting the memorial, introduced the Hon. G.C. Benedict of Burlington, the orator of the day.

"As Culver Hill skirmish was only a forerunner of the great and decisive battle five days later, so Culver Hill monument is only an outline if the grand shaft which this great and rich Government will surely raise in due time at Plattsburgh, on the shore of Lake Champlain, less than two miles from the Battle of Valcour, Oct. 11, 1776. and less than two miles from the Battle of Plattsburgh, Sept 11, 1814 - the first and last battles of the United States with the "Mother Country." -Speech of Mr. Benedict on that occasion.

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