Glens Falls and Lake George Plank Road

The Society recently received three new accessions from two collections that I’d like to share with you. The Glens Falls and Lake George Plank Road company was chartered by the State of New York and opened in 1848. It started from near present day Crandall Park and ran north to the village limit of Caldwell…
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Civil War Era Letter

Civil War Era Letter from O.D. Vaughn of Ballston Spa, New York to Asa S. Harris of Queensbury, New York. Letter is in regards to settlement of an estate. In the letter, O.D. Vaughn mentions that he and his wife Emily attended the Inauguration of President Lincoln on March 4, 1865. They spent six days…
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Militia Records of Asa S. Harris of Queensbury, New York

The militia records of Asa S. Harris consist of two certificates of membership dated 9/8/1841 and 9/21/1842. The 9/8/1841 certificate gives the enlistment record date for Asa S. Harris as 9/6/1841. A third document provides a formal notice to Asa S. Harris  of monthly meetings scheduled for August and September, 1844. This document also gives…
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Civil War Letter of John Calvin Welborn

Judy Poirer, one of our members, shared a copy of a Civil War letter of her great-great uncle John Calvin Welborn wrote to his family back home. John was a member of the 45th Regiment, North Carolina Troops. The 45th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Magnum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in April, 1862. During…
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Dr. Alan Stephenson Collection #001

Dr. Alan Stephenson Collection. Edited August 22, 2017   Descriptive Summary (See samples items from collection at end of post)     Title: Dr. Alan Stephenson Collection. #001 Creator: Stephenson, Alan Dates: 1930-2017 Dates: 1755 – 1970; undated Native American items. Extent: 6.0 boxes (13.5 linear feet) Collection Number: #1 Repository: Warren County (N.Y.) Historical…
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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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