The Gristmill

The Gristmill is a local historical journal published quarterly by the SCHR.

Spring 2023

  • Hard Economic Times: 1929 and today
  • Changes coming for the Gristmill
  • Shenendehowa Teacher Had Diverse Roots
  • America’s Turning Point is Advancing Toward the 250th!
  • With an Eye to the Sky

Winter 2023

  • Malta Man Goes on a Whaling Voyage
  • Roosevelt’s Road
  • Do you really know your history?
  • 1913 Easter Flood Brought Devastation

Fall 2022

  • “All That Glitters” – The Hadley, NY Gold Mill
  • Ballston Spa Mexican War Monument The Village remembers their fallen sons
  • When Religion and Politics Mixed
  • Prior to the early 1950’s Most schools in Saratoga County were of the one-room variety

Summer 2022

  • Elsa Von Blumen – The Girl Who Raced Horses
  • All Eyes on the Turning Point!
  • Major Daniel McAlpin – A Malta Tory
  • Town of Milton Historian retires
  • Factoid – Gideon Hawley
  • Henry Laskau, Olympic Speed Walker
  • The Bridge My Grandpa Built

Spring 2022

  • The Great Bank Robbery – Part II
  • 100,000 Fancy Fans: The Rise and Fall of the Splinterville Fan Factory
  • The turning point for Ballston Spa came in 1986

Winter 2021

  • The Great Waterford Bank Robbery – Part I
  • Clark’s Silk Gloves: “Made in Saratoga Springs where health and fashion meet.”
  • Scherer honored with Professional Acheivement Award
  • Thomas Clement Luther He That Planted a Tree is a Servant of God
  • News from Corinth on Nov. 18, 1883

Fall 2021

  • The Flying Farmers of Blue Corners
  • Anne Hampton, Wife of Solomon Northup
  • The D & H Railroad Relocation Project

Summer 2021

  • Ira Thomas: Ballston Spa’s Baseball Hero
  • The Spirited Times of Samuel Hides
  • History of Mount McGregor

Spring 2021

  • Saratoga’s Broughton House
  • Saratoga County Women Help Win the Vote
  • When Yeggs hit Stillwater, again and again…

Winter 2020

  • Slavery in Clifton Park
  • The Spanish Flu of 1918-1920
  • Small Pox devastated the Mohawks; Slavery restocked their population
  • “The Last of the Revolutionary Pensioners” -Almost!
  • Kayaderosseras Patent paid for in “dollars”, before adoption of US Currency

Fall 2020

  • Don’t Take History for Granted by Ben Kemp
  • Foote’s Pond by Bruce M. Manzer, Ph.D

Summer 2020

  • The Traveling Banjo by Karen Staulters
  • H.B. Massey Building: An Historical Restoration by Sue Hansen
  • Sawmills in Saratoga County – Leading Industry in Early Years by G. Terry Scharrer

Spring 2020

  • The Summer of 1874 in Saratoga Springs by Charlie Kuenzel
  • Waverly Hall: Ballston Spa’s Social, Cultural and Entertainment Center  by Bruce M. Manzer Ph.D.
  • Waterford: A Good Place, a Better Tug by Russ VanDervoort

Spring 2020 Gristmill

Winter 2020

  • Preserving Brookside Museum by Jim Richmond
  • Lawrence Ruff – Pearl Harbor Hero by Sean Kelleher
  • Saratoga County Municipal Historians
  • Saratoga County – The fishing grounds of the Mohawk Nation by Charles Hogan

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Fall 2019

  • Franklin Carpenter – Man of Four Wives by Lauren Roberts
  • The Kemp House Fire, Ballston Spa, NY and the Pursuit of Better Firefighting Equipment by Rick Reynolds

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Summer 2019

  • Emma We Hardly Knew Ye by Sam McKenzie
  • William H. Manning by Paul Perreault
  • Politician Memorabilia courtesy of William McPherson
  • Con men cause ‘oil rush’ in 1865 by Charles Hogan

Gristmill Summer 2019 6 page web copy

Spring 2019

  • Lincoln’s Guard by Rachael Clothier
  • The County Printers by Jim Richmond
  • The Remarkable Sherwoods of Ballston Center by Bruce M. Manzer, Ph.D

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Fall 2018 – First issue

  • Forming History Society was part of community spirit by John Cromie, Esq.
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Honoring our Veterans by Paul J. Loatman Jr., Ph.D.
  • The Father of Clifton Park by John L. Scherer

Link to Gristmill PDF – Fall 2018