The following are news articles found in the local newspapers regarding the beginning of Bayside Cemetery, and the removal of bodies from the Knowles Cemetery, and the Elderkin Cemetery in the village of Potsdam. All articles are from the on-line newspapers provided by the Northern New York Library Network @ http://www.nnyln.org) 

 The article below appeared in the April 29, 1980 edition of the Potsdam Courier and Freeman, under the "From Our Files" column:

 

The following is a news article published in the Wednesday, February 19, 1908 edition of the Potsdam Courier and Freeman, under the heading "Early History of Potsdam, The Story Of The Early Settlement and Organization compiled from original records by Josiah L. Brown"

 

The article was dated 1866. What follows is only a part of the article, the part dealing with early cemeteries:

 

The article below appeared in the October 7, 1914 edition of the Potsdam Courier and Freeman:


The article below is from the October 13, 1914 edition of the Canton Commercial Advertiser:

The article below is from the May 18, 1950 Potsdam Herald:

The article below is from the April 29, 1980 Courier and Freeman: