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Join us as we take a "Second Look" at the pages of history from New York's North Country region. Our weekly podcast digs deeper into the strange, sad and amusing stories from the pages of our more than 150-year-old newspaper in Watertown, New York. Second Look is produced weekly by the Watertown Daily Times with hosts Kelly and Christina. Contact: cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net

Join us as we take a "Second Look" at the pages of history from New York's North Country region. Our weekly podcast digs deeper into the strange, sad and amusing stories from the pages of our more than 150-year-old newspaper in Watertown, New York. Second Look is produced weekly by the Watertown Daily Times with hosts Kelly and Christina. Contact: cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net
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Join us as we take a "Second Look" at the pages of history from New York's North Country region. Our weekly podcast digs deeper into the strange, sad and amusing stories from the pages of our more than 150-year-old newspaper in Watertown, New York. Second Look is produced weekly by the Watertown Daily Times with hosts Kelly and Christina. Contact: cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net

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Ep 21: The Dollmaker of Potsdam, New York

1/16/2019
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Dec. 19, 1968: Approximately 130 children in Potsdam will receive custom dressed dolls, all designed and created by one woman. This is the eighth consecutive year that Mrs. William Burrell has been in the doll rehabilitation business, which she does in her home in the name of the American legion and auxiliary. Contact us: cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net On Instagram: @second_look_history

Duration:00:14:00

Ep 20: ... And Make It Better (A Second Look at 1968 part two)

1/9/2019
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While the year is full of strife, it finally ends on a happier note with the earth rising from space as we take our first look at ourselves. We take a look back 50 years ago at one of the most eventful years in history and how major events impacted our community. Contact us: cknott@wdt.net kburdick@wdt.net On Instagram: @second_look_history

Duration:00:40:05

Ep 19: Take a Sad Song ... (A Second Look at 1968 part one)

1/2/2019
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1968 wasn't a year for the weak: Protests against the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movement, culture wars, assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy and (sadly) even more. As we start out 2019, we take a look back 50 years ago at one of the most eventful years in history and how major events impacted the nation as a whole and eventually (in part two) how it impacted our community. Top songs of 1968: Hey Jude by The Beatles Love is Blue by Paul...

Duration:00:16:44

Ep 18: Doing the Dishes and Changing the World

12/26/2018
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Dec. 13, 1893: The Young People’s Entertaining Society met at Mr. Green’s in Hounsfield Saturday evening. There were about twenty-five present. The ladies especially enjoyed sitting in the parlor while the gentlemen set the tables and washed the dishes. Contact us: cknott@wdt.net kburdick@wdt.net

Duration:00:17:45

Ep 17: Whatever Happened to Mary Conley?

12/19/2018
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Dec. 9, 1893: Mrs. U.C. Walker, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, went to Antwerp yesterday and returned with a girl of 14 years named Mary Conley. Mary was arraigned at that village and sentenced to a term in the State Industrial school, at Rochester. Her mother died eight years ago, and it was by the girl’s request that the action was taken.

Duration:00:10:35

Ep 16: The Mystery of a Murder

12/12/2018
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Dec. 3, 1893: Wm. Knapp, at whose farm Charley Heintzelman was shot, was in the city today to see the boy. He expresses the deepest regret over the misfortune that has befallen the young foreigner, but says he believes it was entirely accidental, and declares that he gave the boy the very best care that was possible under the circumstances

Duration:00:00:01

Ep 15: Flavors of the Past

12/5/2018
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Nov. 29, 1868: The Woodruff House, under the management of Anson Lance, is daily growing in popular favor. Since he erected the new barn, the county custom has more than doubled. The hotel has also been thoroughly repaired and renovated. Yesterday the proprietor gave a Thanksgiving dinner with the following bill of fare, which will rejoice the soul of the daintiest epicure.

Duration:00:00:01

Ep 14: This Is No Humbug (Our November Favorites)

11/28/2018
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We have a selection of several entries for this week's episodes, but don't worry, we read each of them on the show for you to hear. Let us know your favorites, too. Thanks! Links: Show website: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/section/curr21 Instagram: www.instagram.com/second_look_history Contact: cknott@wdt.net kburdick@wdt.net

Duration:00:24:08

Ep 13: To the Folks' Farm

11/21/2018
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Nov. 20, 1918: With weather conditions promising to be the most appropriate for an ideal Thanksgiving day and diverse attractions arranged for by churches, theaters, movie houses, dance halls and athletic organizations, hard to please will be the citizen of Watertown who cannot find some means of enjoying the great American autumn holiday which will be doubly significant this year as a result of the end of the war. Happy Thanksgiving! Links: Show website:...

Duration:00:38:52

Ep 12: Bowling without Pin Boys

11/14/2018
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Oct. 28, 1943: League bowling in Watertown today faces its first threat of curtailment or dissolution in years as police moved to end employment of pin boys under 16 years of age. Police visited the four local alleys Thursday night to warn proprietors that the hiring of boys under 16 was a violation of the penal law. Links: Show website: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/section/curr21 Instagram: www.instagram.com/second_look_history Contact: cknott@wdt.net kburdick@wdt.net

Duration:00:15:28

Bonus 3: Interview with Perry White, retiring managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times

11/12/2018
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We sit down with the former Watertown Daily Times managing editor, Perry White, during his last week of work before retirement to ask him what he thought of his career, journalism in general, the north country and more. Links: Show website: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/section/curr21 Instagram: www.instagram.com/second_look_history Contact: cknott@wdt.net kburdick@wdt.net

Duration:01:42:11

Ep11: During a Dry Spell

11/5/2018
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Oct. 31, 1918: Shortly after Watertown entered the dry column, those who believed that they could not get along without their usual stimulants turned their eyes toward Carthage, and night after night, Watertown consumers took on their load at that village. However, when the board of health ordered the saloons closed because of the influenza epidemic, the thirsty ones have wended their way toward Depauville and Clayton. Links: Show website:...

Duration:00:18:14

Ep10: The Stain of Lincoln’s Assassination

10/29/2018
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Oct. 18, 1868: This evening Laura Keene, whose name has become a household word, appears in her favorite part in “The American Cousin,” the play that was on the stage of Ford’s theater when President Lincoln was assassinated. Laura Keene was on the stage when Booth jumped onto it, and she held the head of the murdered President in her lap. Links: Show website: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/section/curr21 Instagram:...

Duration:00:13:48

Bonus 2: Interview with Chris Brock on Frederick Exley's 'A Fan's Notes'

10/24/2018
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Watertown Daily Times Writer Chris Brock sits down for an interview to discuss his recent article on "A Fan's Notes" by Frederick Exley. Read Chris Brock's article, "A Fan's Note at 50" at the Watertown Daily Times website, as well as here and here for more.

Duration:00:16:08

Ep 9: The Spanish Flu Epidemic Hits Hard

10/22/2018
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Oct. 12, 1918: Thirty-nine flu-stricken men were being cared for in the Elk’s emergency hospital at noon today and only two beds were vacant. All the women being treated at the hospital were removed to the Masonic Lodge emergency hospital Friday afternoon and all men who were taken ill with influenza during the epidemic and have no home in which they may be treated, will be cared for in the Masonic hospital.

Duration:00:14:33

Ep 8: Yoga Battle Goes Global

10/15/2018
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What happened in Massena, N.Y., in 2008 to garner international attention? Find out as we discuss the controversy of -- and the peaceful conclusion to -- the yoga debate at Massena High School. Oct. 7, 2008: Debate over the Massena High School’s suspended classroom yoga program is putting the town on the map. The story has gained attention across the globe, from Syracuse to New Delhi, India. After the program was presented last month at a Massena Central School District Board of Education...

Duration:00:08:53

Ep7: Who was Petroleum V. Nasby?

10/8/2018
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He's been called the Stephen Colbert of the Civil War. He's also been compared to an awkward ox (by a friend) and "abominably nasty" by others. He was admired by President Lincoln and friends with Mark Twain. When a friend claimed that he had never met a man drunker than Locke, the inebriated comedian replied, “Get somebody to introduce you to me in an hour.” David R. Locke was quite a character in and out of his "Petroleum V. Nasby" character. Join us as we discuss. Sept. 29, 1868: Our...

Duration:00:14:24

Ep6: Beer Cave

10/1/2018
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Sept. 20, 1893: The cave on River street used by S. R. Ryan for a beer cellar was entered Saturday night. The front of the cave was boarded up. The entrance was effected by tearing the boards away. A barrel of beer was taken. The burglars, however, did not go far with it, for it was found in the road near the Baron block corner. Further references ... Craig Fox story: For 16 years, local man’s wallet was buried in one of Watertown’s caves NNY Living magazine: Shining some light...

Duration:00:15:02

Bonus 1: Interview with Kelly

9/26/2018
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Interview with the Watertown Daily Times’ archivist: Learn more about Kelly Burdick, one of the hosts of Second Look. Also, visit the Watertown Daily Times website to read our story about our new podcast. http://wdt.me/u3uHWp

Duration:00:11:22

Ep5: Grand Theft Auto in 1918

9/24/2018
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We think of “carjacking” as a fairly new crime but it’s been around since cars have. Sept. 5, 1918: A 1917 model Ford touring car, the property of Frank Nemier of Lacona, was stolen from its parking place in front of the Flower Library in Washington Street this morning. The theft was reported to Chief Singleton, but the fact that Nemier was unable to give the number of his machine makes it difficult to effect a capture of the thief or thieves. Nemier said that he left his registration card...

Duration:00:11:01