Author Archives: Bob Cudmore

Bob Cudmore

About Bob Cudmore

Bob Cudmore is author of Lost Mohawk Valley, Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley, Stories from the Mohawk Valley and the satirical book, You Can’t Go Wrong. He writes “Focus on History” every Saturday in Schenectady's Daily Gazette newspaper and hosts the weekly podcast "The Historians" at BobCudmore.com

History, Personal Experience and Social Media


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The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast, history, personal experience and social media.  Interviews with Steve Bodnar who discusses @ExploringBySign on Instagram, that’s spreading the word about New York State historic markers; Chris Clemens talks about his website Exploring Upstate; and Cynthia Kurtz explains the question game Narratopia as a way to gather oral history.  The speakers held forth at a meeting of the Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium. Listen to the podcast here.     Continue reading

American Revolution: War on the Middleline, Saratoga County


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The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast, hear James Richmond, author of War on the Middleline – The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderossras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution (Lulu.com, 2016)  The Battle of Saratoga in 1777 was a major turning point in the Revolution.  Richmond’s book tells a different story, including an account of fighting later in the war in a section of today’s Saratoga County called the Middleline. You can listen to the podcast here.     Continue reading