Oh. Hello there!

I’m Courtney Doyle, the person who is doing the adventuring behind the blog!

I have an M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Vermont and a B.A. in archaeology and history from SUNY Potsdam. I’ve worked with many different organizations including the Potsdam Public Museum and the Thousand Island Landmark Society.

I currently work with FEMA as a historic preservation specialist reservist…that’s a mouth full, I know! As a reservist, I occasionally get called to travel to states that have recently had a disaster. Currently, I’m deployed to California where I’ve been since June 2017. When I have time and am available to travel back home to Northern New York, I try to work on local preservation projects. This blog is one of my projects, which I have started to keep me involved in both preservation and history.

Being from Northern New York, I’ve learned that a lot of people have no idea where I’m talking about when I explain towns like Potsdam or Brasher Falls. While my work at the Potsdam Public Museum has showed me that not a lot of people know the history of their hometowns. So I was inspired to create this blog for those two reasons.

What I want to do with this blog is share the history and preservation of places I see on my travels and in Northern New York. Plus, I want to show people the history in their small towns and that everyday they either drive, walk, or see things that have amazing history behind them.

So if you have any thoughts or suggestions about my posts or even need yourself in doing historic research send me a message or comment. I’d love to help and hear about the exciting history you’ve seen in your adventures!

Thank you!



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