History & Heritage

Reading a biography, autobiography or personal memoir allows us to add someone else's life to our own.  We can follow them through the pages and share their struggles and pleasures,...
For three days in mid-August, 1969, the center of the Universe was a dairy farmer's field in New York's Southern Tier that is now a cultural landmark.  It was the scene of an event...
When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought...
The WSKG program OFF THE PAGE is designed specifically as "a forum for writers from our region".  Since its inception in January, 2000 it has presented hundreds of novelists, poets,...
The broadcasting industry has always been aware of its educational potential and is often idealistic about its service to children.  In the 1946 book "Here Is Television" author Thomas...
It's easy to find simple facts about Middlefield, New York.  The Census Bureau estimates the town's population in 2009 is 2,451, an increase of 2.31% since 2000.  The estimated...
From the 1930s through the 50s one of the most noted persons in America's legal community was Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954). He was a "country lawyer" who was not afraid to take on...
Judge Thomas Averill Carter of Owego, NY never really existed. Robert W. White’s novel set in the 1850s, “Susquehanna Scandal”, described a respected lawyer and jurist with a messy...
The 20th century was a time of unparalleled innovation and discovery, with great progress in science and technology, especially the practice of medicine. So it was both shocking and humbling when, in...
Football games feature marching bands and cheerleaders. Fans may sing their school's fight song, but there is no famous football song that everyone can sing together. Basketball has a driving...