Introducing Plaindealer Sports History

Many of you who formerly subscribed to the St. Lawrence Plaindealer probably remember a weekly column that often included a historic photo with some contextual information. These photo captions were always informative and interesting, Sometimes, they even brought back fond memories for some of the Plaindealer’s readers.

We wanted to try and replicate that in sports form.

Canton Historian Linda Casserly, the woman responsible for those historical columns, has graciously agreed to continue providing our community – via Plaindealer Sports – with historical information that is focused on past high school sports teams.

These posts will be simple. They will generally include an old photo (often restored by Dennis Barr with Two Guys and a Camera) with as much info as Linda is able to find. They will come from St. Lawrence Plaindealer archives and other resources and will span roughly 100 years of Canton sports history. They will be from all different sports and, hopefully, will allow our current athletes to make a connection to the past and help our alumni of all ages reflect fondly on their sports careers at Canton Central.

And, in keeping with the tradition of Linda’s hard copy columns and the release of the weekly Plaindealer, we will be publishing our historical blog posts each Tuesday.

Check back with us each week under the “History” tab on our website and see what kind of connections you can make.

And of course, check out Linda’s Historian Facebook Page for more Canton history!

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