Local History in Print
The links go to the online version of those pages. Books have been broken into parts to make the download easier. The books are also available for purchase in the Museum Shop. However, no copies of the Sesqui-Centennial History are available, except for here online.
Gouverneur, A History 1805 - 1890 by Jane A.W. Parker
In 1890, Jane Ann Williams Parker wrote one of the first books about Gouverneur's history, entitled Gouverneur, Past and Present.
Her book was republished for the country's Bicentennial by the Historical Association under the title, Gouverneur, A History 1805 to 1890.
Parker's work was enhanced by the work of editors Margaret H. Gleason and Margaret E. Nulty. They expertly added photos and genealogies to enhance Parker's words.
Gouverneur Sesqui-Centennial History 1805 - 1955
Julius Bartlett, a town historian in 1955, wrote about the history of Gouverneur from 1805-1955. This book was published for the Sesqui-centennial in 1955 by the Historical Association.
Print copies of this publication are no longer available.
Gouverneur Bicentennial History 1805 - 2005
Part One pg 3-16 - 1805-1955 (Julius Bartlett's history)
Part Two pg 17-33 - 1955-2005 (updates in town history)
Download the Bartlett's history:
Julius Bartlett's History in text.
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