Subject: Dannemora High School
From: Stephen J. Coulon < email@example.com
Date: 08 June 2004
If anyone would like a look inside their old school go to
"Virtual Tour of Harlem Prison at Harlem Court:House" is now on-line and
can be accessed from the home page of the New York Correction History Society
(NYCHS) at www.correctionhistory.org
112 years, the Harlem “district prison,” that closed more than half century
ago, is the oldest major jail structure still standing in NYC -- with five
tiers, 40 cells, double-bunk bed frames, cell doors and other fixtures, all
relatively intact as artifacts. Yet it remains among NY's least known historical
The ex-jail is in the unrestored part of Harlem Courthouse whose restored
part the NYC Civil Court and the Harlem Community
Justice Center use each business day. NYCHS
appreciates the help of the NYC Civil Court, the
HCJC and free-lance photographer and former Correction
Officer Gerald Schultz in making this Harlem Prison "virtual visit" presentation a reality.
The virtual tour consists of 75 separate scenes. Each scene
has a medium-size image and a large-size image. Twenty-one of the scenes also have framed small-size images
inserted into the four main text pages. Clicking those framed small
images accesses pages with groups of medium-size images that, in turn, provide
access to their corresponding large-size versions.
to the 13-Mb presentation is provided via the top icon on the home page of
the New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) at www.correctionhistory.org
New York City
Dept. of Correction Director of Historical Services
66-26 Metropolitan Ave. (Correction Academy) Middle Village, NY 11379
417 2315 (voice mail) (718) 417-2326 (fax)
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 14:11:41 +1000
From: Bob Green < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Looking for a scanned photo of Johnnie K. Baxstrom who I understand
was an inmate at Dannemora prison in the 1960's. He was the subject of a
well known legal decision but I have been unable to locate a photo.
Any assistance you can offer is appreciated,
Subject: Dannemora Hospital Belt Buckle
Date: 18 March 2004
From: Brian Johnson email@example.com
is Brian and I have a metal buckle, people have told me that it was a to
buckle to tighten straight jackets together. It says State Hospital for
the criminal insane, Dannemora, NY, on the back it reads Anson Mills, Pat.
Feb 1, 1881. TCOrndorff Sole Manf. Worchester Mass, USA. Do you know if
this is worth anything or has historic value? Please let me know if you have
any information. firstname.lastname@example.org .
Subject: Dannemora My USA v. Russia Miracle
on Ice Story
Date: 09 Jan 2004
From: Terry Ryan < email@example.com >
I may have told you this before, however
I thought a re-cap was required, after seeing your name in the paper today
commenting on Peters jumping the glass and wrapping Jim Craig with the
flag after the victory, and in light of the new Miracle On Ice movie
due out, which it sounds like you were able to see the premier of this
In Dannemora, NY, a group of Russian
entertainers were staying at our local Tings motor lodge.
They were Classic Russians,,,with the long fur coats and fur hats, and
spoke with a deep Russian accent! They stayed there for two weeks.
They would come down to our local lighted outdoor rink and watch the locals
skate and play hockey. One of my best friend's at the time,
a hockey goalie on our High School Team whom worked at Tings Restaurant
in Dannemora, told me that it would be worth my while to show up at Tings
Restaurant the following day, and go around to the back door at 2PM.
Well I did,,,,,only two my surprise to be a spectator in a special
show put on by the Russian entertainers and in Russian ( Singers, Comedians,
Piano players, etc. ) for the Russian Hockey Team whom arrived via
bus from Lake Placid along with a few select local townspeople
with hockey interest. I sat a a table with Tretiak, Krutov, Makarov,
Larionov, Fetisov and Stan Laurel ( Boris Mikhailov ). Needless to
say I was at a loss for words, to be in the presence of these Hockey Gods
in my own hometown and having been a huge hockey fan and respecting
these guys for there skills and fearing the fact they were Russians
in the heart of the Cold War! I was able to get all their autographs and
shake hands etc. They proceeded over to our small Pearls Dept. store
to buy Wrangler Jeans and the classic Moon Boots of the day. As they
were getting on the bus to head back to Lake Placid, one of my
Best Friends Mom's (God Rest her Soul) began hysterically yelling at
them telling them they were going to get killed by the USA in the game
the very next day and to get on that
bus and get out of town. As young kids we were embarrassed at the
outburst and were telling her to be quiet and she did not know what she
was talking about. Well to this day we call it the Sharie Jinx!
See it all Started in a sleepy little
Prison Town in Upstate NY!!!! Dannemora!!!!
Needless to say when Al Michaels counts
it down ,,,,,10,9,8,7, DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES,,,,,,,I DID AND ,,,,,,I
get shivers up my spine every time!
Subject: New on Correction History site: Inside
Rikers & Abraham House
Date: 07 Feb 2004
From: NYCHS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ABRAHAM HOUSE history
a companion presentation to its presentation of excerpts from
Fr. Pierre Raphael's
INSIDE RIKERS ISLAND: A Chaplain's Search
A Rikers chaplain throughout
the '80s, Fr. Raphael is now spiritual director of Abraham House, an
incarceration alternative residence program in the South Bronx that he
and other Correction chaplains and Correction Officers began in the early
NYCHS site's 13 web pages of excerpts from INSIDE RIKERS ISLAND: A Chaplain's Search for God
detail his decade on Rikers that concludes with the beginnings of
what has become Abraham House.
ABRAHAM HOUSE history pieces is a 3-web page presentation
of excerpts from newsletters and brochures reflecting the emergence and
growth of inmate residence program.
Both web presentations,
illustrated with scores of special Rikers and Abraham House images, are
currently accessible from the home page of the NYCHS site at www.correctionhistory.org
Subject: Lyon Mt., Redford, Chazy
Date: 08 Feb 2004
From: "Ron & Pat Leight" email@example.com
Hi, wasn't sure how to post to your lyon mountain bulletin board
so I thought I would email you. Great site!