COLTON – From logging on the Raquette River, to flash-backs of the Colton Union School, all of this and more of Colton’s past is now available online.
Over 1,000 postcards and photographs from the Colton Historical Society have been scanned by the Northern New York Library Network in Potsdam. The images and corresponding data may be viewed on the New York Heritage site at nyheritage.nnyln.net/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16694coll16.
“The project will connect our historical society with those interested in the history of Colton via the Internet,” noted Colton Historical Society Director Dennis Eickhoff.
“Many of the photos haven’t been seen by the public in years. “By having this collection available, it cuts down on the handling of original photos and makes it easier for researchers, or just someone interested in our history, to have access, since the museum is not open year-round,” he added.
Images of Colton include categories such as buildings, churches, hydro, library, logging/lumbering, people, residences, school, and the Raquette River. New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State.
The site provides free access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totaling hundreds of thousands of items.