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: May 1, 2021 THE LEGEND OF ADIRONDACK FRED by Eloise O’Neil Fred Sullivan was passionate about the woods and rivers in the Adirondacks. By creating, directing and producing movies, he attempted to educate and share his love and way of living in Saranac Lake. Since he was a kid… Read More
Rewind: April 15, 2021 – “History Breathes Here” The Battle of Lake George Part 2 We were visiting the Lake George Travel Guide, “The Original Vacation Is Calling!,” that the Warren County Tourism Department put out for visitors to the area for the 2020-2021 travel season. In it, Paul Tackett wrote a very… Read More
We were visiting the Lake George Travel Guide, “The Original Vacation Is Calling!,” that the Warren County Tourism Department put out for visitors to the area for the 2020-2021 travel season. In it, Paul Tackett wrote a very interesting piece on the Battle of Lake George. Paul is Assistant Tourism Co-Ordinator for the Warren County… Read More
Rewind: March 15, 2021 DOCTOR TURNS THUG, KILLS 3, IS SLAIN BY THE POLICE IN CEMETERY by Eloise O’Neil Ozark, Alabama, May 22, 1962 Eugene was nervously adjusting his tie and thinking about any loose ends. He was eyeing the clock. The bank closed in a matter of an hour and he needed to be… Read More
Rewind: March 1, 2021 – “The Evolution of Warren County” This is the second part of a two-column series to look at the development of Warren County. The first column looked at the land grants that resulted in this place called Warren County, New York. This column looks at the formation of the towns that… Read More
Rewind: February 15, 2021 Land Titles and Land Grants – Making Warren County This material comes from History of Warren County, (1885) Edited by H. P. Smith. This book is perhaps the best source for early history, and has become the go-to source, especially for people who don’t have the… Read More
Rewind: February 1, 2021 WHISH of the SKATES by Eloise O’Neil “Outdoor recreation is actually a process of recreating the body, spirit and mind.” -Joseph Hackett Ice sports have been a chilly aspect of the adventure of living in the North Country. Some sports attract serious contenders with amazed spectators and other ice sports… Read More
Rewind: January 15, 2021 Chestertown’s Only Hatless Man by David Waite We have an interesting article written by one of our new contributors, David Waite. David’s family has connections to Stony Creek. Even after one hundred years, this banner headline from 1914 could still draw in a reader to investigate: The subjects of this… Read More
A Little Bit of History January 6, 2021 The Warren County Historian’s office was recently given two scrapbooks that were kept by someone in the early 1930s to the mid-1940s. One of the scrapbooks is labelled “Glens Falls History” and the second is labelled “Glens Falls & Vicinity Book 2… Read More
Rewind: December 15, 2020 – “A Bittersweet Memory” The Warren County Historical Society wishes everyone a safe and healthy holiday season! A BITTERSWEET MEMORY Shopping in Glens Falls One of the favorite Christmas songs in our American culture has been “Silver Bells.” The lyrics conjure up idyllic visions of what the holidays should… Read More