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Fond memories of Hotel Saranac

October 9, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

It is with great sorrow that I read of the possible demise of the Hotel Saranac. I have great memories during my school days. I remember the civil defense observation tower on top, where we Boy Scouts waited to alert for Russian bombers. I remember Mr. Meyer giving my brother and me our first jobs washing pots and pans, bell-hopping and operating the elevator while trying to stop with the floor level, busing tables in the restaurant. I remember what fun we had as Mrs. Ryan's cigar store gang. The "secret" passages underneath. Busing tables for my Junior Prom.

I pray that Saranac Lake finds the will, somehow, to restore and keep this great town-identifying landmark. First it was the Alpine and then the Berkeley, then the Hotel Saranac. It must not be so.

Jude Richardson

Cogan Station, Pa.



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