Discovering Jefferson County

Part 2: Burning, Building, and Rebuilding

Special | 27m 37s  | Video has closed captioning.

Pine Plains, now Fort Drum, was integral in the development of the region as soldiers settled in and around the area, including Sackets Harbor. As the military flourished, so did surrounding towns and villages, bringing military heroes and wealthy landowners to settle in the area. During this boom, many timber-built structures met a fiery demise, destroying paper mills, homes, & other businesses.

Aired: 08/03/21

Rating: NR

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Discovering Jefferson County is a local public television program presented by WPBS.