A small island in Lower Saranac Lake Pitchoff, Cascade and Porter, from Wright This page belongs to Marc Wanner

See my user page on Wikipedia. More photos here.

Email me at: [email protected]

Better still, leave a comment below...



2008-12-09 15:16:59   You can add an image located on another server to an entry whose views you wish to track, or if you want to track all views (minus edits) and you are the wiki admin, you can add an image to the footer (see wiki settings). Basically, you use the external server to provide stats on that image, and thus see stats for the whole site. That's how many web statistics services work. At the very very basic level, you can just host an image anywhere and look at the server log (keeping in mind that you need to make sure that the image is not cached). For more advanced results, use a web statistics service or software package and you can track all kinds of information about visitors.

There are probably better explanations out there on the web statistics websites that show you how to use their service. As I don't use any, I am hesitant to recommend a particular one. There are also javascript snippets that are used in the same way. I think Google Trends uses a javascript bug for instance. —JabberWokky

2008-12-11 06:14:28   By design, no. It is not considered part of the wiki's data (otherwise anybody could sign up for a Wiki Spot wiki and grab a big mailing list of people, since all Wiki Spot logins are valid across all wikis). That's part of the reason we ask for contact information on the Wiki Directory entry on the hub. It is really only used for password recovery. —JabberWokky

2008-12-19 21:07:37   Marc, i just responded to your message on my user page, which then annoyingly enough, but understandably, only appears on my user page, not yours, which is another reason not to encourage messaging / on user pages. If I post emails, then people talk that way, which is better I think. —amycatania

2009-03-08 15:24:11   These are beautiful photos, Marc! Mary —MaryHotaling

2009-03-08 18:32:07   We don't give you a "backup," per say. We give an export. The semantics are different because a backup is something technical you do to avoid data loss, and we back up the whole of Wiki Spot regularly (though we could improve, as always! And this is something where donations let us fund hardware and other purchases that help a lot!) In the case of our move, we made a decision to move over some edits by hand rather than keep the wikis read-only for another 4 hours.

But! Here's (warning: 250MB) an export of your wiki which I did just now — containing all page versions, all file versions, etc. It's compressed with the 7zip format and the .XML file is in the format described here. Best, —PhilipNeustrom

2009-03-27 02:59:41   Marc. Thank you for the warm welcome to HSL Wiki. I am posting from many miles away; Regina, Canada. My great-great grandfather was James McClelland, owner of land that was divided after his death, and became known as French Hill, hence the parallel James Street and McClelland Street. I was hoping that in some way, I could help and be helped in my genealogical research by sharing here. —ScottHazelwood

2009-03-28 00:01:32   Thanks Marc. What was the title search you mentioned when looking for your house? How did the name come up? I have used the Northern New York Library Network; it is amazing and has helped so much. Thanks for making the page, I will add what I know to help with the site. —ScottHazelwood

2009-03-28 21:59:41   Thank you for adding the tombstone photo! Quite a nice surprise! I was hoping at some point I would see one. I'm not sure where the photo of Mary E. McClelland was taken, it just stated "Grandma McClelland" on the back of the photo. I only have two of her, and none of James. Four of their children died young (Roswell W., Sanford, James D. and Roswell) and according to the Northern New York Tombstone Project, are buried in the same plot. Do you happen to know if their are other names on this stone? —ScottHazelwood

2009-03-30 03:21:06   In this site it says the following which leaves me a little confused:

McCLATCHIE Section 8

James June 1831 - Oct. 1897 Children of J. & M. McCLELLAND Roswell W. June 1864 - May 1866 Sanford Dec. 1877 - Jan. 1878 James D. Sept. 1868 - 1890 Roswell Mar. 1852 - Nov. 1853

Are the children in fact buried in the McClatchie family plot, or is this an error in publishing, as the previous entry is McClatchie? Are they on the same stone or buried elsewhere in the cemetery?

I have read that story of Fred McClelland before, and was trying to find more details. I have little information on the boys of this family. —ScottHazelwood

2009-03-30 14:51:33   Thank you. That's exactly what I was trying to do! —ScottHazelwood

2009-04-02 07:00:18   And thanks for what you've added to help me out. I hope that I don't overstep anything by adding too much of a place that I have never been... yet! —ScottHazelwood

2009-10-31 18:17:29   No problem, if I can't help directly, I can at least point toward help. And just so you're aware, this page can be commented on again. —JabberWokky

2010-01-13 16:57:28   Your email got pushed down the mailbox in the "okay, hyper busy after the holidays, I'll get to that later" rush without my flagging it to make sure I got to it. Sorry about that. I should have flagged it. I wanted to give a more complete answer I could reuse for other people with the same questions, but the short version is: Wiki Spot is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a board of directors (diverse geographically and by background) whose job it is to keep it running. The current usage is well within what we can handle, both technically and organizationally. The software behind Wiki Spot is Sycamore, which is free software and maintained for a few different projects beyond (and unrelated to) Wiki Spot, so it is fairly robust and can be installed without much difficulty on different OS and server setups. If you have any specifics you want expanded, I'd be happy to answer your questions. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards

2010-02-04 03:33:27   Hi Marc! I noticed a photo of Washburn Cottage at 4 McClelland Street. Do you know anything of the history of this house? Seeing that it is on what was McClelland land, I'm wondering if it was occupied at one point by Garrie & Martha Washburn, the daughter of James McClelland. Any ideas?

Cheers! —ScottHazelwood

2010-06-03 21:16:26   This logo will look better, due to color mis-match, on the wiki here:

it's set to be transparent —PhilipNeustrom

2010-11-04 03:06:14   Fixed that search hiccup. Thanks for heads-up! —PhilipNeustrom

2011-01-19 21:45:18   I think the comment I just typed got lost. Re photo of Charles R. Henderson Jr. - I don't have any, alas, but would love to see one myself. I do have one of his mother, and also one of his sister who eventually inherited the Henderson cottage. Do you know where I'd find property records to see who my mother sold the house to after she inherited it from Janet in 1958?


The house is in the town of St. Armand, so they should have the property records. But the village directories, of which the library has an incomplete collection, lists Martin J. Fitzpatrick as resident 1965 through 1969.

2011-02-02 19:18:45   Thank you for your beautiful photography and contribution to the history of this incredible area. I would like to know if you can tell me the style of home at 103 Old Military rd. It was originally part of the McClellan homes and then the Hoffmans. I am also aware of some sort of controversy regarding one of the houses owned by the McClellans. Do you know which house held the deceased bodies that I read about? Thank you for any information you can offer me. [email protected] —

2011-05-22 23:33:46   Greetings Marc! Thank you so much for posting the photo with the other two sides of the McClelland tombstone. Do you know if there is anything engraved on the fourth side? Thanks, Scott —ScottHazelwood

2011-05-29 20:37:04   Hi Scott. I just got over there this morning, and no, the fourth side of that stone is blank. —Mwanner

2011-12-21 07:40:49   Marc, regarding a previous message about ownership of the Henderson house: those records are held by the relevant county in the county seat; that is, Elizabethtown for Essex County, and Malone for Franklin County. Disregard Village boundaries — it's the County lines that matter. Mary —MaryHotaling


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