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Writer tells of a forgotten giant

August 27, 2014
By JERRY MCGOVERN - Special to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Politician, lawyer, and businessman Smith Weed is the subject of Mark L. Barie's biography, "The President of Plattsburgh." Weed was born in Belmont in 1833 but lived most of his life in Plattsburgh, where he died in 1920. In his almost 87 years, he profoundly influenced the North Country, and Barie's book chronicles those achievements.



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