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Two policemen shot in Lake Placid, 1907

July 6, 2013 The Fourth of July in 1907 was on a Thursday, the same as in 2013, and a terrible story unfolded, as told on the front page of the Enterpris. more »»

More news from Lake Placid

June 27, 2013 This column is the last for the month of June 2013, so I can now jump back 42 years because I have found a copy of the Lake Placid News from June 1971, when Ellen George was editor. more »»

Lake Placid — June 1970

June 15, 2013 I was editor of the Lake Placid News back then, and through the courtesy of my friend Barbara Paye Kent, I have a copy of the News of June 11, 1970. The little village was a different place then. more »»

More on the old hotels

June 8, 2013 What a nice surprise: When I picked up my copy of the Press Republican today, June 3, right there on the front page was a testimonial to my weekly history column. more »»

Burros ascending Mount Pisgah

June 1, 2013 There are so many stories about the Algonquin Hotel back in the day that they must have hired there own public relations firm. more »»

The history of Lake Clear Inn

May 25, 2013 My friend and mentor Bill McLaughlin, both of us on the Enterprise staff at the time, were present when Charlie Vosburgh auctioned off the Lake Clear Inn. more »»

History of the Adirondack guides

May 18, 2013 Historic Saranac Lake began its annual seminar series on Thursday, May 9, about hunting camps and hunting in general. more »»

Scenic boat tours were big business

May 11, 2013 I have always maintained that one of our great assets is the most beautiful waterway in the country. more »»

The police blotters

May 4, 2013 Back by popular demand…it has been a while since we scanned the old Saranac Lake police department daily entries from the 1930s and ’40s in a book simply called the blotter. more »»

Town of St. Armand in good shape, 1937

April 27, 2013 My friend Sandy Hayes has sent me some great information about the financial history of the town of St. Armand way back when S.W. "Sid" Barnard was the town supervisor. more »»

Adirondack short stories

April 20, 2013 George H. Canon, longtime Newcomb supervisor, is a friend since my days with the Adirondack North Country Association when George was on the Board of Director. more »»

How to catch a bear ... bare handed

April 13, 2013 More stories from the Enterprise found in the archives of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library…keeping history alive. more »»

When Adirondack wildlife was news

April 6, 2013 Enterprise stories found in the archives of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, carry the history of the region; after all the Enterprise has been around since the 1800s and I have... more »»

Short takes from Tupper to Saranac Lake, 1935

March 30, 2013 The Syracuse Post-Standard used to be quite the competition for the Enterprise and during the 1950s and '60s had a full-time reporter in Saranac Lake. more »»

So, what else is new?

March 23, 2013 Just keep digging into history of any area long enough, and one can find news or events that have been tested and failed numerous times befor. more »»

A 160-year-old history book

March 16, 2013 The History of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties was published in 1853 by Dr. Franklin B. Hough. more »»

Part 3: Life at Stony Wold

March 9, 2013 The story being told here is by the late Carl Jacobs who grew up in Lake Kushaqua where the huge Stony Wold Tuberculosis Sanatorium was located. It was founded in 1901 and closed in 1955. more »»

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 »»



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