"Rewind" - Devoted to Local History

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 15, 2022 – “Captain Leander ‘Lee’ Harris: A Life Devoted to Lake George”

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…
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Rewind: May 1, 2022 – “Once Upon A Time, Queensbury Had A King”

Rewind:  May 1, 2022 ONCE UPON A TIME, QUEENSBURY HAD A KING           California’s artichoke history began in 1922 in Castroville. Nearly 100% of America’s fresh artichoke supply comes from California and as a way to celebrate this vegetable, the region has been dubbed as the Artichoke Center of the World. …
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Rewind: April 15, 2022 – “A Sad Day in Warrensburg”

Rewind:  April 15, 2022 A Sad Day in Warrensburg The following is a copy of an article that appeared in a September 28, 1939 newspaper.  We took the article out of a scrapbook we found in the Warren County Historian’s Office with no indication from which newspaper it was taken.  The article was copied as…
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Rewind: April 1, 2922 – “The Glens Falls Brewery”

Rewind:  April 1, 2022   The Glens Falls Brewery: Warren County’s First Ale by Dave Waite Today there are at least four breweries within a short distance of downtown Glens Falls, each offering unique microbrews to their loyal customers. Looking back 150 years, we find that the first brewery to make ale in Warren County,…
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Rewind: March 15, 2022 – “Chester-Carol Theater Building, Chestertown, New York”

Rewind:  March 15, 2022 Chester-Carol Theater Building, Chestertown, New York By Donna Lagoy, Town of Chester Historian                 In 1925, Alice Faxon Brown sold land to Walter H. Wertime on which the Bank and Theater building were built.             The October 2, 1930 edition of the Ticonderoga Sentinel,…
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Rewind: March 1, 2022 – “Remembering Honigsbaum’s”

Rewind:  February 15, 2022 “Remembering Honigsbaum’s”   Before there was City Park, the building at 7 Lapham Place, in which the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) is located today, was once a carriage house and stable for the Byron Lapham estate. Since the time as a carriage house, several other uses for the building…
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Rewind: February 15, 2022 – “Strange Things in the Area from the late 1930s”

Rewind:  February 15, 2022 Strange Things in the Area from the 1930s This column focuses on some strange events happening in the area.  These newspaper clippings come from a scrapbook found in the Warren County Historian’s office.  The newspapers from which they were taken were not identified.   February 22, 1939.  Could we have been…
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Rewind: February 1, 2022 – “Banned from Glens Falls: The Infamouse Gangster Joey Green”

Rewind:  February 1, 2022 – Banned from Glens Falls: The Infamous Gangster Joey Green By Dave Waite        It is not every day that someone is banned from an entire city, though if there ever was a person or reason, it was Joey Green and his lifelong devotion to lawlessness.      …
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Rewind: January 15, 2022 – “Plane Crash on Tongue Mountain”

Rewind:  January 15, 2022 – “Plane Crash on Tongue Mountain”   Our dear friend, Joan Aldous, was working on several articles for the Rewind column before illness forced her to stop.  As a tribute to Joan, we print here one of the last columns she completed.  She was an avid follower of aviation in the…
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