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People in the news in June 1944

June 4, 2016 I am down to the last copies of the Enterprise from the 1940s. All of the store ads and most of people in the stories were familiar to me because I was an “Enterprise Newsboy. more »»

People in the news in June 1944

June 4, 2016 I am down to the last copies of the Enterprise from the 1940s. All of the store ads and most of people in the stories were familiar to me because I was an “Enterprise Newsboy. more »»

Memorial Day in Saranac Lake — May 31, 1944

May 28, 2016 The entire page 1 of the Enterprise on the above date was war new. more »»

Lt. Richard Talbert — Korean War hero

May 21, 2016 Today is Armed Forces Day (May 21), and I have in my possession a copy of the Enterprise carrying a story from December 1950. more »»

Church sponsors prohibition speakers

May 14, 2016 (Front Page — The “SARANAC LAKE NEWS” — May 18, 1916) The campaign to prohibit “the legal prevention of the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States” had been... more »»

Village board flummoxed by hose

May 7, 2016 (Other issues easily decided at May meeting — 1916) The Saranac Lake Village Board now holds meetings on Mondays — but 100 years ago the Board met on Tuesdays which gave them more time to recuperate... more »»

Saranac Lake news: A weekly that disappeared

April 30, 2016 (Trudeau Foundation endowment reaches $257,590.00 — Opening Exercises of Trudeau School of Tuberculosis are Cheered by Announcement of Big Sum — Dr. W. H. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter, April 1927-1930

April 23, 2016 There apparently was not a lot going on that required police action in 1927. There were only a few entries in the Saranac Lake Police Department for the entire month of Apri. more »»

Part 3: Harrietstown airport history

April 16, 2016 The last two columns here have covered the early history of the Adirondack Regional Airport, owned and operated by the town of Harrietstown. more »»

Part two: Harrietstown airport history

April 9, 2016 Last week we covered bits of the early history of the airport in Lake Clear, owned and operated by the town of Harrietstown, which is officially the Adirondack Regional Airport . more »»

History of the Harrietstown airport

April 2, 2016 The airport located in Lake Clear is a living memorial to the men who had the foresight in the 1940s to imagine what that facility would mean to the economy of this Adirondack region in the years... more »»

Another escapade with Bill McLaughlin

March 26, 2016 The Irish are very superstitious. Maybe this column has something to do with French Mayor Rabideau organizing the first S. more »»

Adirondack Record, Friday, March 17, 1911

March 19, 2016 I missed the St. Patrick’s deadline by a couple of days but I could not resist using the above March 17 issue of the Adirondack Record published a short 105 years ago. Editor was L. E. more »»

Democrats gain in Essex County

March 5, 2016 Fred Finn has given me a packet of old newspapers that had been collected and saved by his mother Edna, who, for many years was the Town of Harrietstown Historian. more »»

Financial report for the 1932 Olympic Winter Games

February 27, 2016 The cost of the modern Olympic Games seem to be as big a story at the conclusion of the games as the story about the medal winners. more »»

State Sled Dog Racing Championship

February 20, 2016 When Howard Munn, president of the chamber of commerce and I teamed up to organize sled dog racing here in 1977, little did we guess that it would lead to championship races in the future. more »»

Saranac Lake in 1905 or 1910 (around that time)

February 13, 2016 It is amazing to me that in the number of old publications that I peruse there are no dates of publication. more »»

A slice of life during World War II

February 6, 2016 The day to day activities during the Second World War centered to a large degree around rationing. more »»

Police blotter for January 1940

January 30, 2016 The new year of 1940 did not really start with a bang if the calls to the Saranac Lake Police Department were any indication. more »»

Lots of stuff going on in January 1929

January 23, 2016 The Enterprise was pretty big in 1929, so you had to have long arms to hold the paper wide open — 36” across — today it would be 22” — but hey, it’s the cost of newsprint. more »»



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