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Part 2: Stony Wold Sanatorium

March 2, 2013 Carl Jacobs, who died last year, left an eight-page document recalling his young life at Stony Wold in the hamlet of Lake Kushaqua. more »»

Stony Wold Sanatorium

February 23, 2013 There is not much left today of the sprawling Stony Wold tuberculosis Sanatorium, located on Lake Kushaqua near the hamlet of Onchiota, but it was a thriving institution from the time the cornerston... more »»

Lake Placid, 1970

February 16, 2013 I was editor of the Lake Placid News at least twice during my 23-year tenure at the Adirondack Publishing Company … a tough job by any standard. more »»

The Winter Carnival, 1915

February 9, 2013 The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival of 1915 was a spectacular celebration as described in the special “Racing Final” edition of the Enterprise dated Feb. 4. more »»

Allen I. Vosburgh, publisher/supervisor

February 2, 2013 How nice that I keep running into friends who supply me with grist for this paper mill, churned out here ever week. more »»

The Clarion from St. Bernard’s School

January 26, 2013 The Clarion was S. more »»

Enterprise history, 1906-1918

January 19, 2013 This is part two of a story about Kenneth W. Goldthwaite, who owned and published the Adirondack Enterprise from 1906 to 1918. His son, E.K. more »»

99 years ago — a glimpse of our village

January 12, 2013 Kenneth W. Goldthwaite owned and published the Adirondack Enterprise (it was not yet a daily) from 1906 to 1918. He obviously was quite a guy. more »»

The Olympic Winter Games, 1968

January 5, 2013 Thanks to my friend Barbara Paye Kent I have a number of copies of The Lake Placid News from the late 1960s and early 1970s … of special interest is the Feb. more »»

Tupper Lake — 50th anniversary

December 29, 2012 Funny how things happen. On Dec. 1, in this space we told the story of the great fire in Tupper Lake in 1899 that wiped out most of the village. more »»

The diary of Louisa Sparkes

December 22, 2012 In the 1920s, Louisa Sparkes and her younger brother, Bill, lived in Gabriels. Her diary is on loan to me from Don Tucker via Jim and Michelle Tucker. more »»

Lake Placid — winter sports capital

December 15, 2012 I spend a lot of time at the Olympic Center telling visitors about Lake Placid Olympic history; the village is one of only three places in the world that has hosted two Olympic Winter Games: 1932 an... more »»

Walter Channing Rice, 1852-1924

December 8, 2012 There are many stories about Walter C. Rice, Saranac Lake pioneer, who was the first to cast a vote for the incorporation of Saranac Lake village in 1892. more »»

The great Tupper Lake conflagration, 1899

December 1, 2012 The business portion of the village of Tupper Lake was destroyed by fire on a Sunday morning in July 1899. There were 129 buildings burned at a cost estimate of $227,00. more »»

Lake?Placid in the news, 1944

November 24, 2012 News stories filled with local names remain nearly as popular as the police blotter entries which are carried here from time to time. more »»

Adirondack accidents

November 17, 2012 The Enterprise published a list of accidental deaths from November 1899 to November 1900 … “a list of those who either met their death by accidental shooting, drowning or from exhaustion during the... more »»

How about November 1934?

November 10, 2012 Well, for instance, Dr. Francis B. Trudeau, grandfather of Garry Trudeau, was in Washington, D.C., presenting President Franklin D. more »»

Notes from the Saranac Lake police blotter

November 3, 2012 I repeat this every time I publish one of the columns from the ancient police blotters; these are the most read and remarked-about of all the remarkable stories carried here, because in these... more »»

Name-dropping at Paul Smith’s

October 27, 2012 The Enterprise in 1899 carried a long (2500 word) feature story about the upcoming summer season at Paul Smith’s Hotel and about camps on Upper St. Regis Lake and Upper Sarana. more »»

More on the Saranac Lake speedway

October 20, 2012 Last week, we covered the opening of the Saranac Lake Speedway in the late 1950s, owned and operated by Aaron and Allen Hoyt. more »»

 
 
 

 

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