Be Happy When Stuck Behind A Modern Snow Plow – Your Ancestors Would Have Been

By Peter Betz

In an article surveying travel conditions when a heavy gale blanketed the Mohawk Valley on February 14th, 1923, the Gloversville Morning Herald described the storm’s aftermath. “In Gloversville, the Street Department got out its snow-fighting apparatus early and the streets were kept open. The new tractor helped mightily in clearing the streets.” Transportation beyond the city, however, was worse off. Continue reading “Be Happy When Stuck Behind A Modern Snow Plow – Your Ancestors Would Have Been”

Roaring 20s Gloversville Stolen Car Ring Helped People Turn Cars Into Cash (History)

By Peter Betz

During the summer and fall of 1924, more than a few automobiles began disappearing from the streets of Gloversville, NY. In all, before a local car theft ring was broken, fourteen cars went missing, some with the connivance and blessing of their owners. The Gloversville car thieves were wrong, however, in thinking neither the insurance companies nor the police would notice the increase of auto thefts and the insurance claims that rapidly followed. Continue reading “Roaring 20s Gloversville Stolen Car Ring Helped People Turn Cars Into Cash (History)”

The KKK Has Returned From North Carolina To Gloversville (News)

Some of the half dozen members of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klu Klan who are from the Gloversville, New York area have returned to upstate New York after being away nearly a year and a half. The group which leafleted the area in 2017 and were the subject of a three part series by the Gloversville Leader-Herald moved to North Carolina in 2018 so they could live closer to FBI informant and Imperial Wizard, Chris Barker. Continue reading “The KKK Has Returned From North Carolina To Gloversville (News)”

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑