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: September 1, 2021 Beautiful Horican: Thoughts from a visit to Bolton Landing by Dave Waite This account of a visit to Lake George began with lines by poet Richard Hovey: Again among the hills! The shaggy hills! The clear arousing air comes like a call Of bugle notes across the pines, and thrills My… Read More
Rewind: August 15, 2021 – “Horses, Water Power, and Philanthropy” Above is an architect’s depiction of what the once empty field at the corner of Bay Road and Blind Rock Road will look like in the not too distant future. The plan now includes 142 apartments and commercial space that are part of… Read More
Visiting Lake George by Pedal & Paddle by Dave Waite By the 1890s visitors by the thousands traveled each season into the Lake George region to experience its beauty and relax along its shores. Most came by rail on the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railway that came into Caldwell (now Lake George… Read More
Thrilling Attractions & Weird Wonders Adam Forepaugh’s All-Feature & Wild West Show Enthralls Glens Falls in 1890 By Dave Waite Ask someone the name of a three-ring circus and their response would likely be Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey, or a combination of the two. Ringling Brothers World’s Greatest Shows was established… Read More
Rewind: “The Cabinet – An 1829 Look at Lake George” – July 1, 2021 We recently came across a single page from what appears to be a magazine called THE CABINET of Instruction, Literature, and Amusement. The page is labeled Volume 2, number 5. What caught our eye was the ’cover story’ about Lake George. … Read More
Rewind: June 17, 2021 THE GILMORES OF PINE VIEW by Eloise O’Neil In the sweltering heat of July 1864, James R. Gilmore, a businessman and confidant to Abraham Lincoln, traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to meet with President Jefferson Davis and present a set of accords, by which the North would… Read More
Uncle Judd Smith, Brant Lake’s Old Time Guide by David Waite One hundred years ago anyone fishing Brant Lake would undoubtedly know the name, Uncle Judd Smith. If they were fortunate, he would have been their guide for a day out on the lake fishing for bass. His knowledge… Read More
Rewind: May 15, 2021 When Yeggs Hit Warren County by David Waite At 2:30 in the morning on August 10th, 1912, burglars jimmied the front door of the Luzerne Post Office in southern Warren County and once inside, went to work to open the safe. A muffled explosion barely disturbed… Read More
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