Beginning in June of 2006, Warren County Historical Society published a weekly column in The Post Star that focused on local history: places, events, and people in and around Warren County. This continued for 5 years until the newspaper informed us that there wasn’t space any longer for the column.
The society waited about a year before deciding to start the column again, this time as a bi-weekly column on our website.
Beginning in June of 2012, we have posted two new Rewind columns each month, roughly on the 1st and 15th. While you may see a duplicate topic on occasion, the topics are sometimes repeated because of new, different, or additional information that was made available.
If you wish to see any of the first five years of the column, you can contact the Society to view copies of each of them.
The Society is always looking for people interested in researching and writing new Rewind columns for us. If you have an interest or a story to share, call us at 518-743-0734, or email us at [email protected].
Rewind: October 1, 2022: The Hermit of Dogtown Archie “Bobcat” Ranney by Dave Waite Hermits are tough to come by in Warren County. According to “A Who’s Who of Adirondack Hermits,” in the Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Adirondack Life magazine there were only two: artist John Henry Hill at Phantom Island on Lake George… Read More
Rewind: September 15, 2022 “A Most Fascinating Person” A friend of the Society recently shared a copy of a newsletter published by the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaaray Tefila, the Jewish Temple located on Bay Street in Glens Falls. What caught our eye was an article highlighting an interesting person from the Temple, and we share… Read More
The Glens Falls Roller Polo Club A short-lived, rough and tumble sport that rolled into the city in 1908 by Dave Waite In the Spring of 1908 sports fans in Glens Falls had many choices: football, baseball, or the far newer sport of basketball. Even with all these local and national favorites, it is… Read More
Rewind: August 15, 2022 – “Our Centenarian Shares Some Warren County Memories” Harriet Rogers of Glens Falls, a centenarian and one of the most valued members of the Warren County Historical Society, recently shared two delightful memories with us First… “I found this cute little postcard and story (from The… Read More
Rewind: August 1, 2022 Professor LaRoux & His High-Flying Brides by Dave Waite If the saying “Marriage, has its ups and downs” ever needed a practical example, an excellent candidate would be Professor Joseph LaRoux. The professor was a hot-air balloonist and self-proclaimed “one-man-band” who performed throughout the 1890s in Warren County and across… Read More
Rewind: July 15, 2022 Honoring the Unknown Soldiers The following is the text of a speech that was given on Memorial Day, 2022. The presenter was Marisa Muratori, Lake George Town Councilwoman. The speech was delivered it at the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Battlefield Park. “Memorial… Read More
The following article appeared in the July 6, 2022 edition of the ‘Albany Times Union.’ We invite all our readers to join the letterboxing treasure hunt and look at history here in Warren County. Thanks to Bill Walker of Cliff and Redfield Interactive for sharing this information. HISTORY CAN BE FUN! Warren County Launches Historians’ Letterboxing Challenge By… Read More
The Sons of Stoddard, part II by Dave Waite [Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard was a late 19th century photographer, painter, inventor, writer and cartographer. born in Wilton, Saratoga County, NY in 1844, he captured thousands of images of life in our region. His works helped to popularize the Adirondacks as a… Read More
Rewind: June 1, 2022 “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 1 “ [Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard was a late 19th century photographer, painter, inventor, writer and cartographer. born in Wilton, Saratoga County, NY in 1844, he captured thousands of images of life in our region. His works helped to popularize the… Read More
Rewind: May 15, 2022 Captain Leander ‘Lee’ Harris: A Life Devoted to Lake George” by Dave Waite When a young Leander “Lee” Harris was carried in his mother’s arms onto the Lake George steamboat Mountaineer who could have predicted that 90 years later he would be looking over that same body of water… Read More