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Worst Saranac Lake fire in history

September 8, 2012 Last week I carried stories from an August 1925 Enterprise, one of which told about the worst fire in the history of Saranac Lake, in which seven people lost their lives. more »»

Saranac Lake — August 1925

September 1, 2012 When I find old copies of the Enterprise, as I did today (Aug. more »»

Camping in the Adirondacks, 1870

August 24, 2012 Another Adirondack historical document is in hand from my friends, Bengt and Polly Ohman of Lake Clear. more »»

McCollum’s Hotel destroyed by fire

August 18, 2012 Thus was the headline in the Adirondack Enterprise on March 22, 1906 when the beautiful old hotel burned to the ground. Following is The Enterprise story saved for posterity in the E. . more »»

SLPD police blotter, August 1936

August 11, 2012 I am not kidding when I tell you so many readers ask, “When are you going to publish more old police blotter stories?” So, folks, here you are. --- 8-2-36 11 a.m. more »»

Mystery of the missing killer solved

August 4, 2012 Now this must also happen to you .. more »»

Remembering Blanche Griswold Carr

July 28, 2012 My friend and fellow historian, Phil “Bunk” Griffin, has given me a booklet written, probably about 1982, by Blanche Carr, about the history of her life, with a foreword by Bill McLaughlin. more »»

So, who killed Orlando P. Dexter?

July 21, 2012 This story is continued from last week. Mr. Dexter was a very rich guy who built a mansion near St. Regis Falls in the town of Santa Clara. more »»

The murder of Orlando P. Dexter

July 14, 2012 My friend Tom Jacobs of Bloomingdale mailed me a story about a famous Adirondack murder. more »»

Murder in Tupper Lake

July 7, 2012 The following stories are taken from the big scrapbook created by E. L. Gray, a prominent businessman in Saranac Lake during the last century. more »»

Pack the bridges for the Hanmer

June 30, 2012 The 50th anniversary of what was once known as the annual William Hanmer Regatta will be going across Lake Flower tomorrow and down the river to a party at the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club. more »»

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 »»



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