An Oral and Digital History of an Adirondack Mill Town, 1870-1970

An Adirondack Mill Town, This website allows you to experience life (1870-1970) in Reynoldston, a Northern New York State community that prospered from its forest wealth and disappeared when the forests were clear cut. Through oral history interviews, over 400 historical photographs and other documents, the people of Reynoldston tell us in their own voices about life in an isolated mill town in the northern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

Reynolds Brothers Mill Operations

October 1, 2011

Reynolds Brothers Mill Operations   The Reynolds Mill Introduction The Reynolds Mill, established c. 1870 by Orson L. Reynolds, became one of the largest, most diversified mill and logging operations in Franklin County. “Of course there we mills around in Duane and St Regis Falls, because that was the section for mills” Beatrice Beaman Tape 1 […]

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Housing Styles and Gallery

October 1, 2011

Housing Styles Reynoldston’s houses revealed a great deal about the community. Most of the laborers’ houses lining the Eddy Road were essentially alike; simple gabled structures completely devoid of the ornamentation so common in the era in which they were built – the 1890s and early 1900s. Many were constructed by Reynolds Brothers carpenters and […]

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Reynolds Bros Mill Company Store

September 27, 2011

Reynolds Bros Mill Company Store                  

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Logging Gallery

September 27, 2011

Logging Gallery              

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Family Life in Reynoldston 1880-1970

September 24, 2011

Family Life in Reynoldston 1880-1970                

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Reynolds Mill Photo Gallery

September 24, 2011
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Mr. James Smith

September 22, 2011

Mr. James Smith  B. 1870 Interviewer Robert McGowan.  Early days in Franklin County, & St. Lawrence County  1870 – 1930;  Discussion of life styles and everyday lift in Norwood, N.Y. and area.  Hops and hop kiln, crops, store, trees etc Tape 1 Track 1 Click on Audio link to listen to interview: Audio [audio:http://www.reynoldstonnewyork.org/wp-content/FCRTR-112-2-A.mp3] Track 2 […]

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Clifford Berry

September 22, 2011

Mr. Clifford Berry 1899- 1973                                             Reynoldston, NY Tape 1 Track 1 Harlan Eddy makes potash or “blacksalts” and develops the road that would become the Eddy Road in Brandon and in time the […]

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Thomas and Jennnie Campbell

September 20, 2011

Thomas & Jennnie Campbell Thomas:  b. 1886 – d.1981  m. Jennie Jock – b. 1886- 1976 Thomas and Jennie Campbell lived in Reynoldston all of their lives.   Thomas Campbell’s father served in the Civil War and his mother was widowed by the Civil War . JOSEPH CAMPBELL (1833-1906) In the early 1870’s Joseph Campbell was present in what […]

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Haidee Rushlow

September 14, 2011

  Haidee Rushlow   Click on Audio link to listen to interview: Audio [audio:http://www.reynoldstonnewyork.org/wp-content/01 Mrs. Haidee Rushlow 1.mp3] /public_html/reynoldstonnewyork/wp-content/01 Mrs. Haidee Rushlow 1.mp3 Click on Audio link to listen to interview: Audio [audio:http://www.reynoldstonnewyork.org/wp-content/02 Mrs. Haidee Rushlow 2.mp3] /public_html/reynoldstonnewyork/wp-content/02 Mrs. Haidee Rushlow 2.mp3   Click on this link to read Haidee Rushlow’s :   TRANSCRIPT  

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