"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: April 15, 2021 – “History Breathes Here, Part 2”

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…
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Rewind: April 1, 2021 – “History Breathes Here”

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…
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Rewind: March 15, 2021 – “Doctor Turns Thug!”

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…
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Rewind: March 1, 2021 – “The Evolution of Warren County and Its Towns”

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…
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Rewind: February 15, 2021 – “Land Titles and Land Grants – Making Warren County”

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…
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Rewind: February 1, 2021 – “WHISH of the SKATES”

 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…
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Rewind: January 15, 2021 – “Chestertown’s Only Hatless Man”

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…
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Rewind: January 1, 2021 – “A Little Bit of History”

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…
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Rewind: December 15, 2020 – “A Bittersweet Memory”

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…
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Rewind: December 2, 2020 – “The Bertram E. Murray Bridge”

The Bertram E. Murray Bridge           Between the Towns of Bolton and Warrensburg is a spot called ‘Riverbank.’  In 1940, the bridge there that crosses the Schroon River was given a name to honor the life and public service of a special individual, Bertram E. Murray.          …
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