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Altona is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The town was named after the Altona, Hamburg, district of Germany (which was an independent Danish, later Prussian town at the time of foundation of Altona, NY). The town contains a hamlet also called Altona.

The first European-American settler arrived around 1800, after the American Revolutionary War, when New York attracted migrants from New England. In 1857, the town was formed from part of the Town of Chazy. The early economy was based on natural resources: mining, logging, and tanning.

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  • In 1857, the town of Altona was formed from part of the Town of Chazy. The early economy was based on natural resources: mining, logging, and tanning.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1873 - September 29 - A Sad and Fatal Casualty
    A man named John W. Brennan, of Altona, N.Y., a brakeman in the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad for a short time past, was run over by a...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - November 22 - Contable Lapan, at Altona, N.Y., "sicked" his dog at Neighbor Nappen's cows, and Nappen threw a stone at the dog. Lapan hurled the stone back, striking Nappen on the head, killing him.

    The Pantagraph
    Bloomington, Illinois
    November 22, 1892

  • 1895 - Altona
    Altona, a post-village of Altona township, Clinton co., N.Y., on the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, 34 miles E. of Malone, and about 16 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - Cut His Throat With a Scythe.
    Michael Kennedy, a well-known farmer of Altona, Clinton County, N.Y., committed suicide while insane by cutting his throat with a scythe in a barn on ...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - January 5 - Wilbur Guyette was hanging up his shotgun in his house at Altona, N. Y., when he fell from his chair, accidentally discharging the gun and mortally wounding his father, Edward Guyette. The young man is nearly crazy from grief.

    The Columbian
    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
    January 5, 1905

  • 1916
    Altona, a post-village of Altona township (town), Clinton co., N.Y., on the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain R., 36 miles E. of Malone and 16 miles N....Read MORE...




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  • In 1857, the town of Altona was formed from part of the Town of Chazy. The early economy was based on natural resources: mining, logging, and tanning.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1873 - September 29 - A Sad and Fatal Casualty
    A man named John W. Brennan, of Altona, N.Y., a brakeman in the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad for a short time past, was run over by a... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - November 22 - Contable Lapan, at Altona, N.Y., "sicked" his dog at Neighbor Nappen's cows, and Nappen threw a stone at the dog. Lapan hurled the stone back, striking Nappen on the head, killing him.
    The Pantagraph
    Bloomington, Illinois
    November 22, 1892
  • 1895 - Altona
    Altona, a post-village of Altona township, Clinton co., N.Y., on the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, 34 miles E. of Malone, and about 16 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - Cut His Throat With a Scythe.
    Michael Kennedy, a well-known farmer of Altona, Clinton County, N.Y., committed suicide while insane by cutting his throat with a scythe in a barn on ... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - January 5 - Wilbur Guyette was hanging up his shotgun in his house at Altona, N. Y., when he fell from his chair, accidentally discharging the gun and mortally wounding his father, Edward Guyette. The young man is nearly crazy from grief.
    The Columbian
    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
    January 5, 1905
  • 1916
    Altona, a post-village of Altona township (town), Clinton co., N.Y., on the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain R., 36 miles E. of Malone and 16 miles N.... Read MORE...

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