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Big brawl in Bloomingdale

November 22, 2014 Not many people are around today who remember a rural America when small villages were self sustaining; Bloomingdale is a perfect example of what happened all over America just before that rural era... more »»

Another SLPD Pulitzer Prize winner

November 15, 2014 Maybe I shouldn’t say this every time I publish a column from the ancient tombs of the Saranac Lake Police Department…but when I spend years and years…while at least days and days… in research... more »»

The Journal of Saranac Lake of Lake Placid

November 8, 2014 The above title happens to be the logo of a tabloid size, 16-page newspaper founded and published in the 1970s by Fred Ellers and Bill McLaughli. more »»

Enterprise: Oct. 14, 1964

November 1, 2014 Dr. W. Warriner Woodruff, 66, of Saranac Lake died at Will Rogers Hospital on Oct. 13 after suffering a stroke. One could not grow up in this village and not know Dr. Woodruff. more »»

History of Lake Flower ownership

October 25, 2014 As usual, the information for this story was found deep in the archives of the Adirondack Room in the Saranac Lake Free Library. more »»

More about Homecoming Weekend

October 18, 2014 This space on Oct. 4 was filled with the story of a Saranac Lake Homecoming Weekend in 1959, organized by the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber. more »»

The police blotters, October 1938

October 11, 2014 I’ll tell you, I can’t go downtown without someone asking me, “When are you going to run another story from the police blotters?” Well, here are some choice pieces from the mean streets of Saranac... more »»

Homecoming weekend, Sept. 26, 1959

October 4, 2014 What a great way to celebrate the opening of the Hotel Saranac in 2015 ... more »»

Hunting stories from 1927

September 27, 2014 Hunting season opens in the Northern Zone of the Adirondacks Oct. 25 and closes Dec. 7. There are different hunting seasons for bowhunting and muzzleloadin. more »»

A trip to Lake Placid — July 1, 1865

September 20, 2014 This story is continued from last week’s column, September 13, about 15-year-old Edward Clark Bridgman visiting Lake Placid on the above date, only four months after the end of the Civil War. more »»

History of Lake Placid’s Bennet Pond

September 13, 2014 What a find … a firsthand account of a visit to Lake Placid in July 1865 by a young fellow, age 15. That was only a few months after the Civil War ended in April 196. more »»

Continuing to climb Mount Marcy

September 6, 2014 Last week, Aug. 30, we ran this incredible account of the first ascent of Mount Marcy, the party arriving at the summit at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5, 1937. more »»

First ascent of Mt. Marcy

August 30, 2014 I spend a lot of time in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, where I turn up what I think are some of the gems of Saranac Lake and Adirondack history. more »»

The news in brief, 1902 to 1929

August 23, 2014 I believe that the women of the Mountaineers Rugby Club will enjoy this story about these other women athletes who performed in Saranac Lake 112 years ago. more »»

The police blotter reports, August 1944

August 9, 2014 Readers love the police reports and continually ask me about stories from the old “blotters,” which is the daily log containing just a few details of called in complaints from the neighborhoods. more »»

Phelps Smith will contested, August 1938

August 2, 2014 There was a long court battle over the will of Phelps Smith who left $2,500,000 to establish a “Paul Smith College of Arts and Sciences in memory of his father, a pioneer Adirondack hotel man and... more »»

Economic news from Main Street, 1938

July 26, 2014 The summer of 2014, so far, seems to be in a bit of a slump. more »»

Mount Morris — first Tupper Lake hotel

July 19, 2014 In June, 1952, the Watertown Times carried a story about the original register for Mount Morris Hotel with the first entry on June 17, 1870. The book was owned by Percy H. more »»

Christy Mathewson Jr. injured; wife dies in crash

July 12, 2014 There is a story of a terrible plane crash carried in the Enterprise in January, 1933 that happened in China and in February, 1933 there was a terrible accident when three local people drowned in... more »»

History of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta

July 5, 2014 The history of Lake Placid is pretty much the history of the Lake Placid Club founded by Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey — Dec. 10, 1851- Dec. 26, 1931. more »»



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