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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 »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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