The Birth of the Northern Counties: The erection of St. Lawrence County — the meeting at Denmark out of which grew Jefferson and Lewis counties — the erection of Oswego County — David Parish buys the Village of Ogdensburg — the visits of De Witt Clinton and Bishop Asbury.
The Coming of the Pioneers: The first north country towns — Washington Irving’s tour of northern New York — how the pioneers lived — the circuit riders and their parish — the first churches in the north.
The Great Land Patents: The Ten Towns — Macomb’s Purchase — Scriba’s Patent — “Grand Rapides’ Promised Land” — The Era Of Settlement
Border Warfare: The Abbe Picque and the founding of La Presentation—Old Fort Oswego—the French and Indian War in the north country— Carlelton Island and the Revolution.
The Onondaga War Trail: Early Indian occupation of northern New York—the coming of Champlain—Father Poncet and the Oswegatchie Trail—the Great Peace Conference at La Famine—the expedition of Count Frontenac.