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WWII stories from Saranac Lake, Aug. 4, 1944

August 1, 2015 This is one of the last of my trove of copies of the Adirondack Enterprise from the 1940s. more »»

Lt. Edelberg leads attack to St. Denis

July 25, 2015 Last week I was fortunate to have a tour of the Hotel Saranac with Fred Roedel, as the entire North Country cheerleads his restoration of that historic building. more »»

Art Niederbuhl in Navy training

July 18, 2015 The Enterprise in the early 1940’s was filled with stories of World War II on the front page; never a local story on page one in any copies I have; pages two and three were filled with stories of... more »»

Big golf tournament in Lake Placid

July 11, 2015 “LAKE PLACID, JULY 5 (AP) — A field of 96 tees off in the qualifying round of the men’s state amateur golf tournament, one of three state links championship events being staged here this week. more »»

Favor Smith ties for first at Lake Placid track — July 12, 1944

July 4, 2015 What better way to report on the history of this region than to have access to old copies of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise? I am lucky to have been associated with the Enterprise in one manner or... more »»

Seniors graduate, June 1945, Saranac Lake

June 27, 2015 The Enterprise carried a story on June 26, 1945 about the upcoming graduation at the Saranac Lake High School. Attorney F. Ferris Hewitt, was President of the Board of Education. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter — June 1939

June 20, 2015 I believe the reason so many readers comment to me about how much they enjoy these old police stories is because it tells about a more simple time when we had twice as many people and half as many... more »»

Men and women — job opening at LP post office

June 13, 2015 The rules for the post office job in Lake Placid in 1934 wouldn’t fly today but many of the page one stories from that time could be plucked from today’s headlines. more »»

Enterprise files are gone

June 6, 2015 Many of the Enterprise files were destroyed many years ago when Publisher Jim Loeb hired some newsboys to “clean” the big file room in the basement of the Enterprise building at 76 Main St. more »»

From the Enterprise, May 26, May 31, 1944

May 30, 2015 The page one stories in The Enterprise from 1944 were all about the battles of World War II, but the inside pages covered the everyday day life and the comings and goings of the residents. more »»

Local World War II stories

May 23, 2015 I was surprised at the response to last week’s column about the local men and women who served in World War II. more »»

Armed Forces Day — May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 I am not sure when the date of Armed Forces Day was changed to May 16; that day to honor the men and women who have served the United States in uniform was created on May 20, 1950, as a unification... more »»

Find your relatives in these 1935 stories

May 9, 2015 The 1935 copy of the Enterprise that I will be excerpting from is Thursday, Feb. 7 ... although I usually try to match the present month when quoting these pieces from the pas. more »»

Local news stories from February 1935

May 2, 2015 Thanks to my big brother, Ray, I have many copies of the Enterprise from the 1940’s and maybe more from the 1930’s — but I stopped pawing through the pile when I found the one dated above. more »»

More Enterprise news from April 1953

April 25, 2015 Sixty-two years ago in Saranac Lake, the weather was fair and cool, the Enterprise cost 5 cents and the village was short of fire hydrants. Dean R. Carey was Enterprise publisher, Harry B. more »»

The Saranac Lake police blotter from April 1939

April 18, 2015 I promised my faithful readers, especially my friend Art Niederbuhl, that I would not miss this month’s events as happened back in 1939. more »»

Jack Finegan jumps from moving truck

April 11, 2015 Now all you guys and dolls who know Jack; please don’t start running up to the hospital to visit him. You see, the incident/accident happened April 21, 1939. more »»

Reporter ribbing other reporters

April 4, 2015 A reporter for the Post-Standard by the name of Roy G. LaFave was having some fun in a story he penned before the arrival of President Calvin Coolidge in the summer of 1926. more »»

Chamber of commerce re-organized, 1947

March 27, 2015 Many organizations have ups and downs and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is no different. more »»

Enterprise front page news, April 28, 1953

March 21, 2015 Thanks to Janet Dudones I have a trove of old copies of the Enterprise, plus village board budgets that her father saved, a voter registration list from 1952 and a breakdown of the work schedule and... more »»

 
 

 

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