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Tradition and Sociability at Grindstone Island Square Dance

Grindstone Island is a place where the past is quite present. Grindstone is just opposite the St. Lawrence River village of Clayton. It's several miles long, one of the largest of the Thousand Islands. There are no official roads. Folks get around in old jalopies or ATVs. Only 11 people live on Grindstone all winter, but when the weather changes, families who've spent generations of summers there return, and a larger community reassembles. On Saturday nights, the place to be is the big dance at Dodge Hall. Usually it's DJs or rock 'n' roll bands who supply the music. But every once in a while, some fiddlers and callers get together for an old-fashioned square dance. David Sommerstein joined in a couple of weekends ago, and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Eileen Slate is North Country Public Radio

Eileen Slate of Clayton on what people who winter over on Grindstone Island find to do.  Go to full article

Ken Deedy is North Country Public Radio

Ken Deedy of Grindstone Island talks about island families with deep roots in the North Country, and American History.  Go to full article

Ken Deedy is North Country Public Radio

Ken Deedy of Grindstone Island talks about the trials of being an island schoolkid, riding the school boat to Clayton.  Go to full article

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