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Carnival history

March 10, 2012 Honcho Democrat in Franklin County, Joe Pickreign (I mean how many of us have been invited to Christmas dinner at the White House?), has given me a copy of the souvenir edition of the Adirondack... more »»

Readers respond

March 3, 2012 I received a number of letters about the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. Lucy Dukett of 42 Duprey St. more »»

Litchfield Park — part II

February 25, 2012 Last week’s column ended with the story of stocking exotic game at the 12,000-acre Litchfield Park, located south of Tupper Lake on Lake Madeline. The property was purchased and developed by Edward H. more »»

Litchfield Park history

February 18, 2012 When any given subject pops ups, maybe after years, it seems that subject inevitably pops up again right away. Case in point: In this space on Jan. 28, I mentioned that Floyd A. more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, 1959

February 11, 2012 A mere 53 years ago Saranac Lake was still selecting “celebrity” royalty … now thankfully, we have local celebrities who deserve to be king and queen of our Hometown — and this year the choice for... more »»

Lake Placid, Jan. 12, 1967

February 4, 2012 I Have a nice note in hand, along with various pictures, from my old friend Harry LaBrake of Lake Placid, but as we all know, he is really a Saranac Lake transplant. more »»

The Enterprise — Jan. 28, 1959

January 28, 2012 Fifty-three years ago Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower was President of the United States; Edmund G. (Pat) Brown had just been elected Governor of California and U.S. Space Chief, T. more »»

’32 Winter Olympics 80 years later, Part 2

January 21, 2012 The following stories about preparation for the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid are taken from copies of the front pages of The Lake Placid News of Jan. 15-22, 1932. more »»

80th anniversary: ’32 Winter Olympics

January 14, 2012 You Know What .. more »»

Part II: Battle of the Bulge

January 7, 2012 This battle was the biggest battle the Allies fought in World War II. Last week in this space we told about Sgt. George “Vin” Callaghan, father of Bob Callaghan of Lake Clear. more »»

The battle of the bulge (a local perspective)

December 31, 2011 George Vincent Callaghan was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army; a member of 289th Infantry Regiment who fought through the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. more »»

‘Twas the day after Christmas — 1958

December 24, 2011 The Enterprise published a weekly winter tabloid sheet in the late ’50s, “The Shussboomer,” edited by Marge Lamy who was then editor of the Lake Placid News. more »»

Lake Placid loses bid to Denver

December 17, 2011 What was I doing on De. more »»

Saranac Lake — Dec. 11, 1958

December 10, 2011 Writing this column on Monday, Dec. 5, the ground is bare and it’s 46 degrees. Obviously the weatherman can bring about a drastic change by Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, when these words are publish. more »»

12:45 p.m. Dec. 18, 1930

December 3, 2011 In this space on Oct. 22, 2011, I covered the disappearance of Pete Tanzini in December 1930 with details taken from Bunk Griffin’s website. more »»

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1934

November 26, 2011 The Post-Standard, published in Syracuse, enjoyed a pretty big circulation in this area many years ago. more »»

Football and hunting

November 19, 2011 Many years ago in November in Saranac Lake the playing fields were packed with Red and White uniforms and the streets were packed with Red and Black uniforms — no, not the Tupper Lake athletic teams... more »»

WWII headlines — 1944

November 12, 2011 My column schedule is one day late for Veterans Day, when we honor the veterans of all wars. Usually I feature stories carried in the Enterprise about local men and women who served in World War II. more »»

News from 1925

October 29, 2011 Now where else could you possibly go to find breaking news from 87 years ago? Don Tucker, a friend since we were kids, found and saved for me a couple of copies of the Syracuse Post Standard from... more »»

About Pietro ‘Pete’ Tanzini

October 22, 2011 Last week in this space we wrote about “Prohibition” (1919 to 1933) and the local connection and promised a great story this week written by Phil “Bunk” Griffin. more »»

 
 
 

 

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