Stanley & Ruth Harris – Civil Defense & Aircraft Ground Observers

During World War II, radar was just in its infancy. In order to provide defense against sneak air attacks by German or Japanese aircraft, the U.S. Government set up a network of Ground Observers throughout the United States. The Ground Observers were active through the end of World War II and then reactivated for a…
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Corporal Wyman LaRose

Wyman LaRose was born in Queensbury, New York on July 27, 1921. He was the son of Celia LaRose of Lake George Road. Wyman graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1938. He entered into the Army in 1942 and completed Air Corp Training at Columbia Air Base and at Walterboro, S.C. Corporal LaRose served…
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Brown Swan Club at Schroon Lake, N.Y.

The Brown Swan Club located in Schroon Lake, NY was designed by Glens Falls Architect Ward Grover Shippey (1885-1963) for owner Philip Rice of Warrensburg, New York. Construction on the club grounds was started in 1916 with the erection of the first building, a framed two story brown clapboard sided cottage named “Windemere”. At the…
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John Thurman Papers # 19

Title: John Thurman Papers collected by George Kidera Creator: Thurman, John Dates: 1730 – 1809   Dates: document range: 1793 – 1850. Extent: 1.5 cu.ft.   Collection Number: #19   Repository: Warren County (N.Y.) Historical Society   Abstract: George Kidera a resident of Cudahy, Wisconsin who donated these papers to the Warren County Historical Society…
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Edward J Barrett Collection # 22

  Abstract: Edward J Barrett a former resident of Queensbury, New York. He Was a World War II Veteran serving three years in the Pacific aboard the USS Montpelier. He was a holder of A Presidential Unit Citation along with seven battle stars and other awards. From 1946 to 1978 he was associated with the…
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