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Paul Smith celebrates birthday

June 23, 2012 Thanks to E. L. Gray, we have a chance to peek in at the 85th birthday celebration of Paul Smith. Mr. Gray’s scrapbook is resting comfortably in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. more »»

Big brawl in Bloomingdale

June 16, 2012 I am just fascinated by local history so these stories from the scrapbook of E. L. Gray now in the archives of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, to me, are priceless. more »»

Village clean up — serious business

June 9, 2012 Clean-up days in Saranac Lake in the 1920s was no laughing matter except maybe for this gentleman who had written a letter to the editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about clean-up days on May... more »»

Essex County sheriff killed by prisoner

June 2, 2012 More incredible stories from the scrapbook kept by E. L. Gray, now the property of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free library. The Adirondack Enterprise, Friday, Oct. more »»

Front page news, Saranac Lake — 1915

May 26, 2012 It is one thing to read history in the history books but very different when one reads history as written in a newspaper on the day that the event occurred and probably much more accurate. more »»

History in a scrapbook

May 19, 2012 The life of the late Earl L. Gray was featured in this space last week. He owned a business where the Blue Moon Cafe is located today. more »»

Remember E.L. Gray?

May 12, 2012 Probably nobody remembers Mr. Gray who was a prominent businessman in Saranac Lake. He died here Nov. 23, 1964. more »»

Saranac Lake life, war — 1863

May 5, 2012 This is the third column about Milo Miller and Henry Wells who left Saranac Lake in Sept. 1863 to serve in the Civil War. more »»

Saranac Lake: The Civil War, 1863

April 28, 2012 This is the second column about Milo Miller and Henry Wells going off to join the Army in the summer of 1863. more »»

A local Civil War story

April 21, 2012 John Derby has given me copies of letters about Milo Miller and Henry Napoleon Wells, who went off to serve in the Civil War from Saranac Lake. more »»

Really old news

April 14, 2012 I just love the stuff I find in old newspaper clippings in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. What a great facility to have in Our Town. more »»

Great Depression and Great Recession

April 7, 2012 The state of the economy is in the local, national and political news every day. Comparisons are often made between this recession and the depression of the 1930. more »»

Politics — love it or leave it

March 30, 2012 When the village Democrats won the election last week it got me to thinking about past elections. more »»

Police blotter, March 1945

March 24, 2012 Here again, by popular demand, is life on the streets of Saranac Lake 67 years ago. I am sure that there would be little to compare with what the police have to deal with today. 3-5-45 — 7:15 p.m. more »»

Happy birthday, Saranac Lake

March 17, 2012 The Village of Saranac Lake was incorporated by a special election held May 3, 1892 — 120 years ago. more »»

Carnival history

March 10, 2012 Honcho Democrat in Franklin County, Joe Pickreign (I mean how many of us have been invited to Christmas dinner at the White House?), has given me a copy of the souvenir edition of the Adirondack... more »»

Readers respond

March 3, 2012 I received a number of letters about the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. Lucy Dukett of 42 Duprey St. more »»

Litchfield Park — part II

February 25, 2012 Last week’s column ended with the story of stocking exotic game at the 12,000-acre Litchfield Park, located south of Tupper Lake on Lake Madeline. The property was purchased and developed by Edward H. more »»

Litchfield Park history

February 18, 2012 When any given subject pops ups, maybe after years, it seems that subject inevitably pops up again right away. Case in point: In this space on Jan. 28, I mentioned that Floyd A. more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, 1959

February 11, 2012 A mere 53 years ago Saranac Lake was still selecting “celebrity” royalty … now thankfully, we have local celebrities who deserve to be king and queen of our Hometown — and this year the choice for... more »»

 
 
 

 

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