Historic Northern New York railroads featured during presentation in Canton
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:32 pm

Art Johnson, retired professor of American and Canadian history at SUNY Potsdam, will speak about the region’s historic rail lines at noon Thursday, Nov. 16, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Pictured is an engine from the Norwood & St. Lawrence Railroad (courtesy of the SLCHA archives).

CANTON – Once railroads crossed the terrain of upstate New York, connecting numerous small towns and improving individual travel and industrial shipping.

Learn more about the tracks that survive and those that did not when Art Johnson, retired professor of American and Canadian history at SUNY Potsdam, speaks at noon Thursday, Nov. 16, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s Brown Bag Lunch series.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail [email protected].

Visit the SLCHA’s website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.