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Chenango on the Seas, Part IV: The USS Chenango, her final days

Proceeding in time after she was overhauled again, the Chenango sailed west and arrived once more on March 4, 1945 at Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. After conducting training,... read more...


Chenango on the Seas, Part III: The second USS Chenango

After the close of the Civil War, the United States Navy went into a stage of decline and by the time of President Garfield’s administration in 1881 it had deteriorated so far... read more...


Chenango on the Seas, Part II: The First USS Chenango

With the advent of the Civil War, the United States hastened the end of the sailing Navy and April 20,1861 the Union set fire to all ships in dock at the Norfolk Navy Yard to ... read more...


Chenango on the Seas, Part I: The Navy starting line

We, as citizens of the greatest nation on this earth, pause again this forthcoming Memorial Day to honor, not only the veterans of World War II, but all veterans of all wars w... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus District 3 – Columbus Center

At times all historians have been known to “jump up and down with joy” and at times even become hysterical when the never ending search for history gives up facts or photos of... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus – Districts 1 and 2

The why, when, cost, who built it, was lumber donated, all these facts are unknown at this time to both this writer and the Columbus historian. These records have not surfaced... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus – In the beginning

For a change of the many beautiful hills and valleys of Chenango County we will travel for the next several weeks to the Township of Columbus for a look at what history has be... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge

When the New York State Legislature in 1786 set apart certain lands in the Township No. 2 or Clinton for the so-called Vermont Sufferers, Simeon Metcalf (surveyor general) was... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge Join Dist. #13 Newton/Doolittle and Dist. #14 (15/11) Bainbridge Village

Returning once again to the Township of Bainbridge we take a brief look at the small district located in the southwest corner of the town. This small district, for which we ha... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge: District 12 – West Bainbridge

Again we visit the township of Bainbridge for another look at the remaining one of the two remaining district schools that comprised the twelve common and one Union Free schoo... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge District 10 – Scott and District 11 – Bush’s Corners

In the preparation of this article it will be duly documented that even though this is appearing in The Evening Sun on April Fool’s Day the below short article is not intended... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge: District #8 and #9l

Once again we return to the Town of Bainbridge for a rather brief look at two more of the district schools. However, it is admitted that the information relevant to these two ... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge: District #6 and #7 – Searles Hill

There are times in the documentation of history that the lack of historical information is extremely frustrating. The subjects of this week’s article are a prime example! Wit... read more...


Bainbridge District #5 – Newton Hollow

Once again we travel the approximately twenty-two miles from the county seat to the southeastern section to the Town of Bainbridge for another district school. This week the f... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge District #3 – Bennettsville and District #4 – Dyer or Shaffer

It is regrettable for historians in their never ending research, that such an important role that the one-room schools had is only partially documented. Over the course of the... read more...



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