Turning Back the Pages

(Note ... Captain Myron Nelson Dickinson, born in 1829 was a legend in his own time in Warrensburgh. Volumes could be written about his adventure-filled life.)

Resigning his position as Warrensburgh postmaster in 1862, he enlisted in the 118th Regiment and served with glory in the Civil War. In Virginia, he received a canister shot weighing a quarter of a pound in his right shoulder and was left on the battle field for dead. He was confined in the fearful Libby Prison until 1865, when he was prisoner exchanged and returned to his regiment where was made a captain.

Upon returning home, he was reappointed postmaster and as a staunch Republican, engaged in politics. His son, Lester Dickinson was editor of the Warrensburgh News. He was a well-respected and powerful figure here in town.

The Dickinson home was today south of the post office, where Kreinheder Antiques is now located.)

Glens Falls news

The Glens Falls Board of Public Safety has decided that no more wooden buildings may be erected within the fire limits of the city.

In other news, Old Paddy, for 17 years one of the best fire horses in Glens Falls is to be retired as the city has purchased a new team from Bibbey & Ferguson. One peculiar habit Paddy has is that of chewing tobacco and will stick his nose into anyone's pocket to get at it.

Popular town leader dies

John Donnelly, 50, a prominent resident of Minerva, died of typhoid pneumonia on Thursday, March 30, 1911 after an illness of two weeks. He was elected supervisor of his town at the recent election. He is survived by a widow and one daughter, May Donnelly.

There were 110 teams of horses in his funeral possession and interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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