This week the feature film in the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Story” series is “Slavery by Another Name.” The film will air 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Plattsburgh Public Library. Following the presentation will be a community discussion. This is free to the public and hosted in part by the library and the North Country Underground Historical Association. The final film in the series will air next Saturday.
The American Legion Post 1619 will be holding an Honor Flight Curling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22 at their Post located on Rand Hill Road in West Plattsburgh. Practice will be for an hour from 8 until 9 a.m. and the tournament will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will have 32 teams of four on three rinks with double elimination. The cost for participating will be $40 per team due at sign-up. Seeds will be finalized on Thursday and posted on Friday with times for the first matches. The top three winning teams will be awarded Olympic style gold, silver and bronze medals. A lunch menu will be available all day inside the Legion Post. Call 561-8706 or stop by the American Legion Post to enter. All proceeds to benefit the North Country Honor Flight.
Still on my bridge kick but promise to find something new next week, probably concerning the peanut railroad we used to have here. Did you ever notice how we have three distinctly different bridges spanning the AuSable River that each are of completely different constructions that represent the time periods in which they were built. It is like crossing a time warp. I mentioned the keystone bridge last week that was built in 1843. Next we had a wrought iron Pratt bridge erected in 1878 and finally a twisted wire cable suspension bridge built ten years later in 1888. Sadly our iron truss bridge has been closed and in need of repairs before it can be safely crossed again. Enjoy our historical community.