Historical notes of old letters and diaries written by a man who lived in de dog Junction 1855-1910 and went later in the West, where he died.
From this point along the rail Watertown and Ogdensburg Potsdam, where he began the branch, formed a confluence of two railway lines, and also happened to be located in the city of De dog, and the name of this place was given as soon as “de Caleb Junction”. At that time, and the growth of wood stood untouched by man west branch of Ogdensburg in this area, including the Green Street.
According to a study brief instructions and grades, and low swampy marsh fed by natural springs and drainage of the most dense forest areas at high altitudes
Extended in the southwesterly direction through the heart of de Caleb Junction is the current route 11, near what is now much of Wayne Fanning 4318 U.S. Highway 11, and a more comprehensive management of Western Marsh who now crossed the center New York Railroad.All on the length of this region Surrounded by low shrubs and trees, bumps and ponds, swamps herbs grown in abundance.
Another area of swamps low existing station east of Benson this [near the intersection of present Gibbons and U.S. Route 11, and to the west, passes directly Stevens slaughterhouse [Stiles scrap yard 11 Old State Road] for further direction south, was fed also by and springs, and even today, there are still a few remaining assets with ponds herbs. In this area near the Y, a large water hole was drilled in the men’s section, who locomotives even furnished by depositing wells were drilled water.
Site for the organization yards, including a station house, freight house has been cleared and the side streets of trees and shrubs in the spring of 1862.
Station House, a building of 30 to 60 feet was built soon. In a short time the telegraph was installed. About 10 rods east of the building along the rail lines, freight house, including the size of the loading platform 36 by 74 feet built. Was nowhere near the motor home and a machine shop. During the early autumn of this year , through the main roads, just a short distance [where the gazebo park is today, a man named Thomas Craig opened M. The first store, which has become a great service not only to the family of Jonathan Bennett, who were the only ones who live in a house near the record, but many other families who live far away.
Craig built a store of the same type of wood that all equipment railway buildings. He touched on some devices, groceries, clothes, and the price, I thought, were very reasonable. I remember buying a pair of cow leather shoes are all made by hand, and a pair of wool socks and heavy wool coat long, and I do not think I could have bought them in Ogdensburg Canton or for less money. Chewing tobacco sold pressure which came nearly foot long panels Kentucky brand.
Israel D. Denise Smith applied for the post of Minister of Post and 1 December 1863 received his appointment. In the time that I moved milk home from the ranch, which is now Gilbert Farm Glen [U.S. Highway 11], on skates at the corner of what is now known as Canton and Hermon streets of U.S. Highway 11 and County Road 17]. On January 1, 1864 the post office was established and Sarah Smith, director of the Post Office. [Her husband was Israel Smith, master of the official position. Ed and later was transferred this building small site near the Iron Clad shop ND Walker [now in site offices town dog on the Hermon and time St James Spaulding bought the building and moved on land that belongs to the Harley-Matteson is located on Mill St. Ridge to live in the mid-1880s. In the fall of 1903, Ira D. Walrath bought the house and land and demolition of the building in the summer of 1916.
Ed McGraw, Thomas Newman, myself along with several other people working on the railway line and the men’s section for some time. In the fall, this 1864-year-old, left a job, married a country girl and lived with the people for a period of time, and then go in a little red house [approx. 4292 U.S. Highway 11, which stood just behind where the Methodist church was built a few years later. In the spring of 1865, built Patrick Green, one of the landowners here, the Hotel de l ‘Union, next to the main line railway. Green also offered me more money for one day to work on the rail as I had a steady job with him for a period of time. I helped make clapboarding the sides and ends of the building, and ceiling panels with several other men. We have built a fixed platform or porch on the front and side facing slopes. In every corner in front of a large hotel enclosed glass lanterns hung to illuminate the facade of the building at night. On each end of the building, was built brick chimney for heating stoves, and a fireplace in the back of the hotel, used to cook in the large kitchen and the stairs leading to the first floor to the second floor was built. We have been allocated a small area with a counter in the corner of the entrance hall railways to sell tobacco and cigars. The horse barn is located at the rear of the hotel. رولستون and Burlingame frames.
Fire destroyed the building in 1888 with the axis of the factory, which is located near the barn hotel.