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.
Like a lot of cities in the 1800s, Troy grew through expansion, annexing neighboring areas whose names are often forgotten. […]
In 1870, the St. Lawrence Republican (of Ogdensburg) ran a story headed “R.S.V.P., or the Van Rensselaer Skating Park,” and […]
A singular accident happened on the Hudson River Railroad on Friday evening. The Express train which left this city on […]
Again, poking around an old Sampson, Davenport map of Troy, say 1873 (they didn’t change much from year to year, […]
Imagine our surprise when we were looking at an old map of Troy (as we do) and suddenly saw something […]
Our endless search for all things Albany and Troy recently turned up this bit of sheet music from 1856 (courtesy […]