Mysteries on Main Street
144 W Main St
Johnstown, NY 12095
Tel: (518) 736-2665
Gloversville & Johnstown in Fulton County NY
Fulton County is considered the Gateway to the Adirondacks. There are 44 shimmering lakes for swimming, boating, canoeing or fishing. You'll find mountains for hiking, woods for hunting, streams for fishing & a new bicycle trail. In winter, you can enjoy Nordic & cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing & ice fishing.
Visit our historic landmarks almost any time of the year. It was in these Adirondack foothills that the roots of our nation's expansion took hold. Share our pride in Nick Stoner, the hunter who inspired James Fenimore Cooper's character, The Deerslayer. Visit the home of Sir William Johnson, diplomat & trader, who was so trusted by the Mohawks that he became England's Superintendent of Indian Affairs during the French & Indian Wars. Visit the Johnstown Battlefield which is the site of the last battle of the Revolutionary War. It was fought six days after Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown on October 25. 1781. The Fulton County Court House, originally built by Sir William in 1772, is still in use today. Aaron Burr & other notables spoke here.
One of the most controversial & influential individuals in the country's history, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was born in Johnstown in 1815. Dr. Mahlon Loomis, a dentist by profession, but also an inventor, conducted a series of experiments which resulted in the first wireless telegraph system. Dr. Loomis obtained a patent in 1872, two years before Marconi was born.
For two hunderd years, the County has been a center for the tanning and dressing of leather as well as the manufcture of gloves and mittens. For many years, gloves and leather goods were made in homes, a family business. The glove industry became a cottage industry. Large rooms were added to homes to accomodate the cutting & sewing of gloves & finally the factories were born. Even today the Glove Cities are considered the leather capital of the world.