Retired Orleans County Historian C. W. “Bill” Lattin produced weekly articles from 1979-1997, entitled, Bethinking of Old Orleans. These articles featured a treasure-trove of historical information about Orleans County since its inception to modern times. This page contains all articles written in during the thirty-fourth year of 2012. Special thanks to historian Frank Berger for clipping these articles from various local newspapers. We hope you enjoy reading and researching through this great resource.

Vol. 34 No. 1 Two Hundred Years Ago 01/05/2012

Vol. 34 No. 2 Before the Footlights 01/12/2012

Vol. 34 No. 3 John Parsons 01/19/2012

Vol. 34 No. 4 Snapshots can be Truly Artistic 01/26/2012

Vol. 34 No. 5 Yesterday’s Humor 02/02/2012

Vol. 34 No. 6 The Runabout 02/09/2012

Vol. 34 No. 7 Model ‘E’ Runabout 02/16/2012

Vol. 34 No. 8 Carriage Manufacturing was Done Locally 02/23/2012

Vol. 34 No. 9 A Barnyard View 03/01/2012

Vol. 34 No. 10 ‘2 Willies’ 03/08/2012

Vol. 34 No. 11 Dashing Through the Snow 03/15/2012

Vol. 34 No. 12 Sandy Creek Tract 03/22/2012

Vol. 34 No. 13 Some Pioneer Facts on Orleans 03/29/2012

Vol. 34 No. 14 Some More Pioneer Facts About Olde Orleans 04/05/2012

Vol. 34 No. 15 Albion’s Woolen Factory 04/12/2012

Vol. 34 No. 16 Man’s Best Friend 04/19/2012

Vol. 34 No. 17 Holley Man Went Down in Titanic 04/26/2012

Vol. 34 No. 18 History Bound 05/03/2012

Vol. 34 No. 19 Eastman Concerts Continue 05/10/2012

Vol. 34 No. 20 Sacred Rites Open House 05/17/2012

Vol. 34 No. 21 Baptist Meeting House 05/24/2012

Vol. 34 No. 22 Bidwell’s Bean Thresher 05/31/2012

Vol. 34 No. 23 Historical Post Card Views of Albion 06/07/2012

Vol. 34 No. 26 The Origin of Cobblestones 07/31/2012

Vol. 34 No. 27 Henry L. Porter 06/28/2012

Vol. 34 No. 28 The Lone Star Inn 07/12/2012

Vol. 34 No. 29 Building Moves 07/19/2012

Vol. 34 No. 30 Historic Home in Albion Built in 1830s 07/26/2012

Vol. 34 No. 31 The Paintings of Peter B. West 08/02/2012

Vol. 34 No. 32 The B L & R Railroad 08/09/2012

Vol. 34 No. 33 Canal Break of 1927 08/16/2012

Vol. 34 No. 34 Kendall Settlers Faced Hardships and Formed Lasting Friendships 08/23/2012

Vol. 34 No. 35 Main Street, Kendall, 1900 08/30/2012

Vol. 34 No. 36 Kendall Held Centennial Parade 09/06/2010

Vol. 34 No. 37 Eric Canal Feeder 09/13/2012

Vol. 34 No. 38 Dr. J.A. Hartman, Dentist 09/20/2012

Vol. 34 No. 39 Mt. Albion Ghost Walk 09/27/2010

Vol. 34 No. 40 The ‘Carlyon Calamity’ 10/04/2012

Vol. 34 No. 41 Fruit Judging 10/11/2012

Vol. 34 No. 42 A Dubious Story 10/18/2012

Vol. 34 No. 43 Black Salts 10/25/2012

Vol. 34 No. 44 Ghosts Disrupt a Woman’s Daily Chores 11/01/2012

Vol. 34 No. 45 The Morgan Affair Offered Local Intrigue and Conspiracy 11/08/2012

Vol. 34 No. 46 There is a Need for a Better Mouse Trap 11/15/2012

Vol. 34 No. 47 Scrap Spectacle 11/22/2012

Vol. 34 No. 48 Observances From the Mid 19th Century 10/29/2012

Vol. 34 No. 49 Albion Historical Postcard Views 12/06/2012

Vol. 34 No. 51 Santa Claus Charles W. Howard pt. 1 12/05/2012

Vol. 34 No. 52 Santa Claus Charles W. Howard pt. 2 12/27/2012

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