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Joe Wiegand, as Teddy Roosevelt, at the North Creek Depot Museum earlier this month.  Photo: Andy Flynn
Joe Wiegand, as Teddy Roosevelt, at the North Creek Depot Museum earlier this month. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Teddy Roosevelt returns to North Creek

As part of the Adirondack Attic series, Andy Flynn catches up with Joe Wiegand, the country's premier Teddy Roosevelt reprisor at the North Creek Depot Museum. It was to the station at North Creek that then Vice President Roosevelt rode from Mount Marcy upon learning of the death of William McKinley in 1901.  Go to full article

The Great Depression and green jobs

Throughout this year of "great recession," people are looking back to how this country rose to the challenges of the Great Depression. You can find stories shared by North Country elders in our Common Wealth, Common Wisdom series at ncpr.org. Last night, PBS began airing a series of documentaries from American Experience called The 1930s. One of the programs looks back at an iconic public works policy with its roots deep in the New York State conservation movement, the civilian conservation corps. Nationwide, the CCC worked on soil conservation projects, built 3,000 state parks, and replanted forests. The men in the CCC planted three billion trees--that's estimated to be half of the trees ever planted by humans in the U.S. Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Preview: mystery train ride in North Creek

Music and mystery come together at the North Creek Depot Museum this Saturday. The historic depot is a Teddy Roosevelt National Historic Site. It's the place where Roosevelt learned of the death of President McKinley and his own succession to the presidency in 1901. Saturday's event will raise money for on-going restoration of the depot. Todd Moe spoke with Susan Murante, one of the organizers of the mystery train ride.  Go to full article

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