The Horicon Improvement Company

The WCHS received an interesting item from Jim Barber of North Carolina (formerly of Glens Falls, New York). The item was a group of photographs compiled in a fold out album for the Horicon Improvement Company. I thought we would explore the facilities through Seneca Ray Stoddard’s unique photographs.     State of New York…
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Boy Scout Camp “Wakpominee”

We received a collection of photographs of Boy Scout Camp “Wakpominee” from Jim Barber of North Carolina, originally from Glens Falls.  The camp is currently located on Sly pond in the Adirondack Park, east of Lake George in the Town of Fort Ann.  All the pictures were taken in 1928 and 1929 when the camp…
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Warren County New York Fractional Currency and Bank Notes

At certain times of recessions or depressions the government authorized issuance of fractional currency or bank notes issued by local banks or governments. We recently received an interesting collection of such paper currency from Jack Kokoletsos. We thank Jack for his unusual donation.     This ten cent fractional currency was issued by the Corporation…
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Warren County Historical Society – New Accessions For March 2022

The Warren County Historical Society receives a number of new accessions each month. In March we received a tintype photograph of Palmer Jenkins and Allen Brown.   Included in this collection were two booklets relating to Queensbury District School 6 at Harrisena, NY listing the names of the teachers, trustees and students.      …
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Sheila Satterlee Collection #23

Sheila Satterlee Collection #23 Updated March 9, 2017 Descriptive Summary Title: Sheila Satterlee Collection Creator: Satterlee, Sheila Dates: living Dates: 1873-1930’s Extent: .5 cu.ft. (also calendar collection box) Collection Number: #23 Repository: Warren County (N.Y.) Historical Society Abstract: Sheila Satterlee a resident of Old Military Rd., Lake George, NY Scope and Content. The Sheila Satterlee…
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Adirondack Civil War Roundtable Collection #02

Adirondack Civil War Roundtable (ACWRT) Collection #02 Edited January 22, 2013 Box 1 Calendars: The 1996 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 1997 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 1998 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 1999 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 2000 M Künstler Civil War Calendar Video Tapes: Monocacy: The Battle that…
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Jesse Sumner Wooley – Postcards of the Lake George in the early 20th Century.

Noted regional photographer Jesse Sumner Wooley (1867 – 1943) of Ballston Spa, NY traveled to Lake George in the first part of the 20th century to shoot photos to be sold as postcards of the region. The Warren County Historical Society recently received a collection of his postcards from the Saratoga County Historical Society. The…
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Queensbury High School – Class of 1951 Photo

We recently received a gift from Everett Stockman of a photo of the class of 1951 from Queensbury, NY High School. All the individuals are identified in the caption. Enjoy !! edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager contact: [email protected] Source:   The Everett Stockman Collection. Warren County NY Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804…
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Gaslight Village – “Yesterdays Fun Today”

Lake George businessman Charles R Wood created the Gaslight Village amusement park at Lake George, New York after his success with Storytown USA. Construction on the site began in the late 1950’s and the village opened for the 1959 tourist season. The property was located at the foot of Lake George adjacent to the Fort…
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USS Cimarron in World War II

A recent anonymous gift to the Warren County was a group of World War II pictures of the naval ship and crew of the USS Cimarron (AO-22) oiler used during World War II to refuel ships at sea. The anonymous person who dropped off a number of pictures stated that they belonged to Stanley J….
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