Remembering New York's North Country: Tales of Times Gone By

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With vast wilderness, rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, New York's North Country is not for the faint of heart. In Remembering New York's North Country, local columnist Dave Shampine celebrates the enduring strength, heroism and intrepidness of the souls who have called this territory home. With over thirty years of writing for the Watertown Daily Times, Shampine expertly weaves historical facts and tales of the human condition. This collection of his best columns- including the story of a Titanic survivor, a dentist who gave his life rescuing others from a fiery inferno and the mysterious case of a John Doe found hanging in a tree- is sure to rivet visitors and longtime residents alike.
ISBN: 9781596297906
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 51
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
As Dave Shampine completes his forty-first year as crime reporter and history writer with the Watertown Daily Times in Northern New York, he provides his fourth offering to The History Press in this collection of Civil War stories. He made his debut with The History Press in 2009 with Remembering New York's North Country: Tales from Times Gone By and then followed in 2010 with two publications: Colorful Characters of Northern New York: Northern Lights and the work to which he was dedicated for more than a decade, The North Country Murder of Irene Izak: Stained by Her Blood. A native of Carthage, New York, and a lifetime resident of Jefferson County, New York, Mr. Shampine takes pride in his education at Carthage Augustinian Academy, Jefferson Community College, where in 2007 he was honored with a professional achievement award, Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire and the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has also been a contributor to the Jefferson County Historical Society's Bulletin and to Inland Seas, the quarterly journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermillion, Ohio.
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