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You Know What …? (local history), by Howard Riley

The APA — no, not that APA!

Readers could become really confused if they came across a copy of the Enterprise, say, from February 1959 — at least, that is what happened to me. [Other stories from that same edition will follow that are not at all confusing.] Here is the lead story, with a 40-font headline reading: ...

Enterprise history — big money here

In 1918 Enterprise Publisher John S. Ridenour said in a letter to his Mom, quoted here last week, of Saranac Lake: “there is big money invested here by many of the biggest men in America.” Let’s get started by telling you about just one of those big men, Charles M. Palmer. The Palmers ...

A new year — an old newspaper

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise celebrates its 127th birthday in this brand-spanking new year of 2022. The Enterprise published special editions in 1969 on the 75th anniversary and again in 1994 on the 100th anniversary. There are so many great stories buried in the pages of the anniversary ...

Decorations Are Beautiful … But They Cost a Bit

So Merry Christmas to all my friends in Lake Placid. I spent so much of my time in Lake Placid from the time I was a teenager — later owned a home in Lake Placid (Patch Lane), editor of the Lake Placid News, Lake Placid Real Estate, general manager of the Lake Placid Club and on the staff ...

A Saranac Lake Merry Christmas, 1948

Nearly every edition of the Enterprise in December was loaded with stories about local Christmas celebrations and advertisements. What a thrill it would be if I could walk with you around the village streets of 1948. No empty stores, no big empty spaces where hotels and businesses had ...

1932 Olympic arena reopens

I finally had a chance on Tuesday to visit the head of my research team, Michele Tucker, who conveniently happens to be curator of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. Michele had retrieved a pile of ancient copies of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for me, and there, on the ...