Articles

Below are links to blog articles published on the Fenton History Center Website. Many of them were originally published in the Post-Journal Newspaper as hometown History Articles, or in the Jamestown Gazzette. 

More articles are available for download in PDF format on our Hometown History page

 

Grace Galloway

Freeze and Famine, 1816; The Year Without a Summer

A Variety of Invitations by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Timeless Music by Karen Livset, Archivist

Stocking the Fenton’s Shelves ( King Gustav’s Crispbread) By Karen Livsey, Archivist

Clues in the Background by Karen Livsey, Archivist

1942: Planning Ahead by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The Secret Plane in Jamestown by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The First Oil Boom? by Norman Carlson, Collections Manager

How to Build a Cemetery Tour by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Hazeltine History by Karen Livsey, Archivist

JHS History by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Jamestown’s Music Study Club Anniversary by Victoria Parker, Collections Assistant

When Smoker’s Ruled by Norman Carlson, Collections Manager

The Sweet Sound of Music: Grace Galloway

Beaded Pincusion’s by Pheobe Forbes, Textile Curator

The Jamestown Machine by Noah Storer

Military Service Ribbons by Steven Johnson, Board Member

The 1864 Election: Fenton’s Fight for Governor by Noah Storer

Unidentifield Memories by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The Life and Times of Reuben E. Fenton by Noah Storer

Family Stories Around the Table by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Snail Mail History by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Postage History by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The Old Post Office by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Who was Lillian G. Dickson? by Karen Livsey, Archivist

More Than One Story by Karen Livsey, Archivist

An Empty Envelope’s Story by Karen Livsey, Archivist

A Merchant, a Barber and a Dentist Walked into a Building.. by Karen Livesy, Archivist

103 1/2 W. Third Street: A Sweet Story by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The Derby Block by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Fur History by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Early Dry Cleaning by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Fire! In Downtown Jamestown by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Support Your Local Fire Department by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Riding the Rails by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Scrapbook Suprises by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: 100 Years Ago, by Stephen Johnson and Karen Livsey

Advertising Giveaways by Karen Livsey, Archivist

One Day in the Life of the Fenton History Center Research Center by Karen Livsey, Archivist

A Piece of 1811 by Norman Carlson, Collections Manager

A Mysterious Historian by Norman Carlson, Collections Manager

Swedish Research by Janet Wahlberg

African American Heritage by Janet Wahlberg

Celebrating Brad Anderson (1924-2015), Cartoonist and Illustrator

Early Bowling in Jamestown by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Celebrating Abner Hazeltine (1793-1879); A Man with Many Titles

Union National, Inc; Smaland Entrepreneurs

Chautauqua vs. Chautauquas by Karen Livsey, Archivist

The Jamestown Journal

Yearbook Predictions by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Jamestown’s Meat Industry by Karen Livsey, Archivist

Yearbook Titles by Karen Livsey, Archivist

A Soldier’s Friend, Reuben Fenton

 

The following articles originally appeared in the Jamestown Journal, the Jamestown Evening Journal and the Post Journal. The full text of the original article is re-published here.

Mrs. Catherine Harris Has Passed Away

Statue of Governor Fenton is Unveiled

Granddaughter of Governor Reuben Fenton Died…

This is Flag Day