In the Troy directory for 1860, we find this listing for Mrs. Mary Entwistle, Clairvoyant Physician. She lived at 611 River Street, and that is all we want to know about her. Jaded readers will be unsurprised to learn that some clairvoyant physicians were subject to malpractice suits. It would be nice to think we’ve moved past this, but of course we haven’t.
Our endless search for all things Albany and Troy recently turned up this bit of sheet music from 1856 (courtesy […]
Our brief mention of the Troy home of William Kemp got us curious … how did 65 Second Street come […]
Duncan Crary sent along an interesting little bit regarding the re-opening of a local rare coin shop that will also […]
One of the joys of amateur history is putting something out there and instantly getting a reaction with whole new […]
It appears that early on in its history, the then-village of Troy was home to political refugees from France. In […]
If in, say, the 1780s anyone were taking bets on which local community might someday rise to rival Albany’s mercantile […]