New York's

Capital District

A History of its Industries, Railroads and Inventions

Albany ~ Troy ~ Schenectady ~ Saratoga Springs ~ Cohoes ~ Waterford ~ Ballston Spa ~ Corinth
South Glens Falls ~ Lansingburgh ~ Stillwater ~ Mechanicville ~ Watervliet ~ Clifton Park



Articles published by local magazines and newspapers


Forum 13:

Interview with Phil Bayly at the WNYT television studio
(Taped January 27, 2011; Aired February 6, 2011)


Misc. Publications:

Our Town Ballston Spa: "Water Wheel" - page 18 (August, 2008)

Saratogian: "Local Author Highlights Saratoga Inventors" (November, 2008)

Saratoga Living: "Made in Saratoga" (Fall, 2009)

Schenectady Gazette: "Book Captures Rich Industrial History" (July, 2010)

Troy Record: "Saratoga Man Writes About Era Thatís Never Coming Back" (July, 2010)

Troy Record: Five Questions For Tim Starr (September, 2010)

Saratoga Spotlight: "Author Explores Saratoga's Lost Industries" (October, 2010)

Saratogian: "Historian Rediscovers Lost Saratoga County Industries" (November, 2010)

Schenectady Gazette: "Ideas, Talent, Brains Powered City" (July, 2011)

Saratogian: "Railroad history books help put Brookside back on track" (February, 2012)


Ballston Journal (weekly newspaper):

The Ballston Terminal Railroad (2007)

Lost Industries of the Kaydeross Valley (2007)

Invented in Ballston Spa (2008)

August is National Inventor's Month (2008)

The Paper Bag King (2009)

Railroad Book Connects Past to Present (2011)


Ballston Spa Life (weekly newspaper):

"Riding the Rails" by Ann Hauprich

Reflections of Independence Days Past

Little-Known Mill Owner Was Key to Milton's Growth

Overlooked Building Once Powered A Trolley Railroad

Gristmill Was Once A Milton Center Mainstay

Bloodville's History Did Not End After Fire

Glen Paper Collar Co. Owners Were Inventors First

Paper Mill in Rock City Falls Has Long History

Rowland's Hollow Was Once A Thriving Hamlet

Craneville Once Had Prominent Connections

Trolley Railroad Had Its Fair Share of Accidents

Local Resident Was Churn Inventor

Lumber Company Lasted Into the 1940s

Man Once Owned Nearly Every Mill in Ballston Spa

Ballston Spa Industries Detailed in News Regionally

Site of Hamlet's Fire Station Was A Stone Quarry

Kayaderosseras Once Lifeblood of Town

Saratoga County's Earliest Inventions

Disappearing History

Neighbors to the North

Milton "Blood" Family Name

Grist Mill an Area Anchor: Galway

Ballston Knitting Company Was A Top Employer

A Lot of Railroading in a Small Village

Milton Center Once Had A Large Tannery

Key Invention to Knitting Industry Invented by Ballston Spa Man

Trolley Lines in Ballston Spa Enjoy Brief Popularity

Milton Stone Tower had Unusual Function

Mining Operations at Milton Northern Border

Old Building Served Valuable Purpose

Success Eludes Early Ballston Inventor

One Railroad Was Ballston Spa's Connection to World

Saratoga County Lumber Drives

Milton Once Home to Dozens of Paper Mills

Railroads Reached Ballston Spa in 1832

Strange Inventions

More Strange Inventions

Mill Operated In Factory Village for 80 Years

Trolley Line Was Vital to Ballston Spa Commuters


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