Who was the real Natty Bumppo? For more than 100 years, historians in both Hoosick Falls and Cooperstown have attempted to demonstrate they are home to the man who was the inspiration for a number of characters in James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. Was it David Shipman of Fly Creek, NY or Nathaniel Shipman of … Continue reading WAMC tackles the question: Who was the real Natty Bumppo?
By Emma Hall My knowledge and interest in Hoosick’s fallen soldiers began in 2017 with the Town of Hoosick Tribute Flag Program, when I picked up a flyer at my church and knew immediately I had to get involved. Young Private Robert Kent Gardner, who died at age 17 during World War One, was the … Continue reading BEYOND THE NAMES