10 years ago
Dec. 13, 2002: One of the first decisions made by the new Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corp. is that the hog industry is too risky financially for the agency to promote it to local farmers. Jay M. Matteson, county agricultural coordinator and executive director of JCADC, said the corporations board of directors explored the idea of introducing hog farming to the county, but decided that it may not be a good idea.
25 years ago
Dec. 13, 1987: The state Office of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation is in the market for a battlefield the one where the Second Battle of Sackets Harbor was fought during the War of 1812. Discussions were opened about the possible purchase of land southwest of the Sackets Harbor Battlefield.
50 years ago
Dec. 13, 1962: A fresh storm riding on strong winds slammed into Jefferson and Lewis counties today with prospects of dumping 12 or more inches of snow before tapering off possibly late tonight. The storm, the second in four days, struck only hours after weary highway crews had reopened main highways in Jefferson County in the aftermath of a 31-inch snowfall on Monday and Tuesday.
75 years ago
Dec. 13, 1937: Members of the City Council are studying plans and specifications of a new snow loader for use in the city streets this winter in connection with the citys snow removal program. A loader would cost approximately $4,500.
100 years ago
Dec. 13, 1912: While no contract has yet been made by the New York Central, it is almost certain that W.A. Carlton of Cape Vincent will again be awarded the contract for furnishing ice for that railroad. Mr. Carlton has a modern plant at Cape Vincent and has facilities for cutting hundreds of carloads of the St. Lawrence River ice.
125 years ago
Dec. 13, 1887: The New York mail did not come on the morning train from the south today. An accident resulting in the derailment of the fast mail at Amsterdam on the Central caused the delay.
150 years ago
Dec. 13, 1862: We hear that the sleighing is good in the greater part of this county and St. Lawrence. Snow fell to the depth of about six inches in Adams and Ellisburgh on Saturday and Sunday, affording excellent sleighing. Just about Watertown we have had hardly snow enough to justify the use of sleighs and cutters.