This week on The Historians Podcast, Peter Betz has the story of the Gloversville soda battle of 1933 in which the city tried to get fraternal groups to obtain licenses to sell soft drinks. Betz also chronicles the 1949 visit of the Freedom Train to the region. Peter writes a biweekly history column for the Leader Herald newspaper in Gloversville.
Listen to the podcast here.
“The Historians” podcast is also heard on RISE, WMHT’s radio information service for the blind and print disabled in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley. The podcast is recorded at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio.
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