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Photograph of the Sudds family in the yard of their home in Chippewa Bay, New York

William F. Sudds (1843-1920) was born in England but grew up in Gouverneur, N.Y. He attended Boston Conservatory and composed musical scores published by Oliver Ditson & Co. as well as others. The family had a summer home in Chippewa Bay, N.Y. Photos show family portraits, interiors and street scenes in Gouverneur, N.Y. as well as river scenes in Chippewa Bay, N.Y.

To and from the Gulf of Maine:  Alan Casline

Alan Casline graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1973 and received his PhD from SUNY Albany. He established Rootdrinker Institute in 1973 and began publishing Rootdrinker magazine in 1975.

Watertown Daily Times story on North Country Poet

Thomas John Carlisle was born October 11, 1913 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and died August 17, 1992. He was educated at Williams College, Union Theological Seminary, and was ordained as a United Presbyterian minister in 1937. He was the author of a number of books of religious poetry, as well as a tutor and teacher various colleges.

Orson Welles portrait

Universally regarded as one of the finest screen and stage directors and producers of the 20th century, George Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1915. Welles made his stage debut in Ireland in 1931 and by 1933 he was touring off-Broadway.