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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 »»

Find your relatives in these Saranac Lake weddings

June 28, 2014 Many Saranac Lake natives will find their relatives in these long-time-ago wedding stories from the Enterprise. more »»

Seaver Miller — what a guy!

June 21, 2014 Seaver A. Miller, son of Van Buren Miller and Sarah Malbone Miller (thus Van Buren Street), pioneer settlers of Saranac Lake, is one of the most distinguished citizens this village has produced. more »»

Jack Dempsey — Heavyweight boxing champ

June 14, 2014 Readers are going to be surprised to find out that the Onondaga Inn where Jack Dempsey stayed during his visit to this area in July 1922 was located in Bloomingdale. more »»

Feedback on previous columns

June 7, 2014 One of the great joys of writing this column is hearing from readers, even when I write about a “spectacular” accident in last week’s column that comes out in the paper like the accident was in the... more »»

Big news in the Enterprise, 1930s

May 31, 2014 Taxi cab service was a big business in Saranac Lake until Trudeau, Stony Wold, Will Rogers and the New York State tuberculosis hospitals in Ray Brook started shutting down in the mid-1950s; to say... more »»

Saranac Lake as an art center

May 24, 2014 I work at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid three days a week, more or less, and deal directly with visitors to the area … after I have regaled them with my intimate knowledge of the 1980 Olympic... more »»

Back by popular demand: SLPD blotters

May 17, 2014 May 15, 1930 ([time of day not noted as in later police blotters) —?Call from State Police at Malone Barracks asking to try and detain a Marquette sedan. Pa. license plate. more »»

Friars of the atonement settle here

May 10, 2014 When the Franciscan order bought the property in the Glenwood Estates in February, 1939 I am sure they could not imagine what they were creating for the future. St. more »»

More big news from the Enterprise, March 1922

May 3, 2014 What a response last week when I published here the names and grade averages of students in the Saranac Lake Senior High School. more »»

How bright were your relatives?

April 26, 2014 Ed Petty, son of that famous Adirondack man, Clarence Petty, who lived to be well over 100 years, brought a March 1922 copy of the Enterprise to editor Peter Crowley. more »»

Saranac Lake as an art center

April 19, 2014 I work at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid three days a week, more or less, and deal directly with visitors to the area. more »»



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