Town of
Providence
Saratoga County, NY
 Mary Packer's Stories 

Mary Packer's Stories

Mary J. Packer

Mary Packer was the Town Historian from 1957 to 2010 and lived almost her entire life in Barkersville, first in the home of her parents and later with her husband, Blaine G.L. Packer.

 

Mary and Blaine ran a country store for many years next to their home and the Barkersville Pond until Blaine's death in 1976.
 

Listed below are some of the many historical commentaries and reminiscences Mary wrote in the town's United Volunteer Newsletter.

Documents:
Cemetery Records (PDF - 80.7 KB)
Christmastime Remembered (PDF - 130.0 KB)
Coming Spring (PDF - 125.1 KB)
Country Store Memories (PDF - 81.9 KB)
Early Fire Department (PDF - 91.4 KB)
Early Settlers (PDF - 97.6 KB)
Early Town Schools (PDF - 162.7 KB)
Florence Craig (PDF - 218.2 KB)
Fond Memories (PDF - 184.2 KB)
Historical Stories (PDF - 87.8 KB)
Homestead Sanatorium (PDF - 151.0 KB)
Horace W. Carpenter (PDF - 157.0 KB)
I Remember When.... (PDF - 180.8 KB)
Lake Nancy Remembered (PDF - 151.6 KB)
Mary's Memories (PDF - 142.4 KB)
Memories (PDF - 95.3 KB)
Memories of Years Ago (PDF - 202.5 KB)
Memories of Yesteryear (PDF - 173.1 KB)
Mills and Water Power (PDF - 187.3 KB)
My Dreams of Providence (PDF - 179.3 KB)
Nature's Mess (PDF - 108.4 KB)
Neighbors: Then and Now (PDF - 176.1 KB)
Old Roads of Providence (PDF - 111.2 KB)
Old Time Memories (PDF - 199.0 KB)
Packer's Pond Remembered (PDF - 455.7 KB)
Packer's Store (PDF - 137.1 KB)
Post Offices (PDF - 85.7 KB)
Providence (PDF - 60.4 KB)
Providence Area (PDF - 166.5 KB)
Providence Churches (PDF - 190.3 KB)
Providence Town History (PDF - 48.6 KB)
Providence Winters (PDF - 180.1 KB)
Remedies and Things (PDF - 131.6 KB)
Saw Mills (PDF - 99.6 KB)
School Days & Memories (PDF - 215.7 KB)
Short Stories (PDF - 78.4 KB)
Special Memories (PDF - 113.0 KB)
Summertime (PDF - 85.9 KB)
The Soloway Place (PDF - 93.2 KB)
The Society of Friends (PDF - 109.0 KB)
The TB Sanatorium (PDF - 67.5 KB)
This Old House (PDF - 52.7 KB)
Town of Providence Facts (PDF - 196.0 KB)
Town Voting (PDF - 98.2 KB)
Wetlands in our Town (PDF - 93.5 KB)
Winters in Providence (PDF - 128.8 KB)
Winters on the Farm (PDF - 186.1 KB)
Spring Walk (PDF - 173.0 KB)