BALLSTON SPA, June 17 – Back in 1841, 175 years ago, it was a very different world.There had been only eight US presidents. By the end of that year there would be two more. There were only 26 states – Beyond Missouri was the western frontier. The first wagon train across that frontier to the California Territory arrived in that year. Horace Greeley (of "Go West, young man" fame) had just begun publishing the New York Tribune.
Article in the 06-23 edition.