125 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places | Keeseville Column

The Curling tournament hosted by the American Legion to benefit North Country Honor Flight has been canceled as the ice is now melting and not fit for curling activities. Hopefully next year they will be able to have this event as it sounds like a lot of fun.

March 19 Keeseville Elementary School will be having their Board of Education meeting.

On Tuesday March 18 The Keeseville United Methodist Church will host a Hall Movie Night with Ken Davis with Finger Food including Desserts. Make sure to bring comfy chairs and pillows. Contact the Church for more details.

Keeseville was not the original name for our village. Settled in 1808, the community originally took its name from the impressive falls nearby, Anderson Falls. However, in 1812 a very affluent business man, Richard Kees settled and the village changed its name after him. Anderson Falls the natural site also took a name change to AuSable Chasm. Very quickly a host of manufacturing industries set up shop on both sides of the AuSable River and business was booming in the community. Decline in the business and the creation of the Northway slowly ended the boom of Keeseville with the last major industry shutting its doors in 1965. Many original buildings are still present, including Richard Kees III home. In fact, we have 125 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

As the snow melts many of the pounds of seeds that we have been putting out since the start of winter are peaking through the drifts around my feeder. The birds are going crazy. We have an abundance of cardinals, blue jays, pigeons, chickadees, mourning doves, finches, and these cute little green, yellow brown birds that flitter about. Fortunately the squirrels are happy munching on all the seed that is strewn around the ground and are leaving our duct tape fixed feeder alone….for now. Stay well and enjoy our beautiful community.

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