Corrections on the corrections, etc.

The two big houses shown here were located on state Route 86 where the yellow house and barns are now, originally the Shanty family’s house farm. We moved into the house on the left when lightning burned down our barns and part of the house at Split Rock farm in 1936. The house was an empty former tourist home and so big that our nine-person family used only about a third of the house. Our cows and horses were all moved to the barns then located at the rear of those houses. Connie Prickett of the Adirondack Land Trust, owners of 238 acres thereabouts, sent me this information received from the Trevor family about the name “Glenview Farm,” now Glenview Preserve: “Yes, my Dad, John B. Trevor, Jr., named the property ‘Glenview Farm’ for a very specific reason. His grandfather, John B. Trevor, built a ‘country’ place in Yonkers, New York, that he named ‘Glenview.’ In his youth (1910-1920) my dad visited Glenview often. They had enough land to ride their horses and tend to a garden and greenhouse. Today the Glenview Mansion is part of the Hudson River Museum.” (Photo courtesy of Jeff Wood)

The last three weeks have been disturbing, to say the least, because of mistakes in my column. But as the saying goes, “even people with paranoia have real enemies.”

I have no enemies at the Enterprise, where I have worked since 1942, so I have been blaming the gremlins for the errors. However, I thought we left all of the gremlins at the old Enterprise building at 76 Main St. when we left the hot type, hot lead and hot press room and moved the Enterprise to 54 Broadway (the former A&P Store) in the early 1970s.

Speaking of the old hot type days, there were many more “typos” than today. The funniest, or worst, was made by Publisher Roger Tubby, in a bylined story about the polio shots which were given in a series of three … and communities waited anxiously for the final shot. Roger wrote (typed) the line correctly, “Tupper Lakers will be getting their third and last shot this week,” but when the line came out of the linotype machine, an error slipped by the proof reader and it printed: “their third and last sh-t.” And then some wag mailed Roger boxes of ex-lax to send to Tupper Lake.

Oh, yes, back to my problem — here are a couple of examples of what I am talking about. When I saw the Nov. 12 column there was my “wonderful” caption about the two beautiful houses where we lived in one of them in the mid-1930s, but the picture of the big white buildings had disappeared. In its place was a picture of a ceremony held at the Robert Louis Stevenson cottage, God only knows when.

Three weeks ago, I submitted an old football photo from The Journal, but that picture also disappeared and in its place was a picture of Attorney’s Smith and Hess looking at a hole in the ground … but that picture, with a funny caption, had already run the week before.

Lake Placid News, December 10, 1970: “The state’s new snowmobile law comes into effect this winter and people are not in agreement on what it means, what it allows and what it changes. Lake Placid and North Elba officials want to get together on a snowmobile ordinance. The village board on Monday night voted to restrict all snowmobile traffic on village roads until specific streets are designated.”

So here are the proper photos and a new one of me and my pal Jack LaDuke.

Oct. 22, 1970

Jack LaDuke, left, and Howard Riley, right, both of Saranac Lake, were inducted into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Photo provided)


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