Contributing Writer

Thanks to a number of great contributors, Chris gets a break occasionally. For more about past contributors to Exploring Upstate, checkout the "Meet" link under "About" in the main menu.


  1. The Story of Catharine's Town, NY |
    February 18, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

    […] Part I, I explored how Horseheads, NY (site of the first Sullivan Monument I discovered) got its name. […]


  2. Horseheads, NY | #tbt: WSKG
    March 31, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

    […] formed in 1835. Horseheads’ unique name came from an interesting Revolutionary War era anecdote. The area still looks very similar […]


  3. Paul Wright
    December 27, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

    I must admit I am glad to have read your page on Horseheads and I have been going there for some number of years but the people in the area do not know much history on the town and you have shed a lot of light on the subject. My sister married a fellow from Elmira and moved there many years ago. I can now talk about the town and surrounding area and even with this bit of writing I understand more than my 20 or so years of visiting Elmira. A lot of the southern battle areas are being destroyed and I hope that some of Horseheads area will be kept for the children’s sake.
    Thank you,
    Paul Wright


    • Michael Brewster
      December 28, 2017 @ 9:38 am

      Hi Paul… Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad that my research finds ways to be useful today. I have seen quite a number of sites under potential development, it is sad to think of the history lost. We’re lucky that the Newtown site has been preserved the way it has.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *