"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: 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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Rewind: November 17, 2020 – “Time Globe Invented by Glens Falls Man”

 The ‘Time Globe’ – Invented by Louis P. Juvet of Glens Falls             Advertised as “the only instrument that illustrates the difference in time between any two or more places,” a ‘time globe’ invented by a Warren County man was exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876.  The inventor…
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Rewind: September 15, 2020 – “Horse Racing Here in Glens Falls”

Horse Racing Here in Glens Falls North on Glen Street in Glens Falls there are three streets that are unique to others.  Lincoln, Coolidge and Horicon Avenues are wider than most and also have very attractive homes.  This area  seems to be historically younger than other city neighborhoods.  According to residents, there are stories about…
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Rewind: October 1, 2020 – “A New Sign Dots the Landscape”

  A New Sign Dots the Stony Creek Landscape   On Saturday, September 5, 2020, a new historical marker was unveiled in the Town of Stony Creek.  The sign was made available with a grant by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in Syracuse, New York. The bright blue and yellow sign was erected on the…
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Rewind: September 15, 2020 – “The Legend of Lake George”

The Legend of Lake George The following is a copy of an article found in the 1963 Sesquicentennial Edition of The Post Star, in Section 5, on page 7.  It gives us an opportunity to remind our readers and friends that the Warren County Historical Society has copies of Jon Bower’s book, Legend of Lake…
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Rewind: September 1, 2020 – “South Street School – A Friend Long Gone”

We are back!  While the new website was being developed, and with the problems we experienced from the May storm as well as the Pandemic, we had to take a break.  It is our intention to start producing our regular Rewind column again on or about the first and 15th of the month.  If anyone…
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Rewind: May 15, 2020, George Foster Peabody Takes a Stand on Women’s Suffrage

George Foster Peabody (1852-1938) was born in Georgia, rose from obscurity to business and railroad magnate, pioneer in industry, philanthropist, humanitarian and activist.  He made a fortune investing in electric lighting and railroads.  His business association with Spencer Trask of Saratoga Springs brought him to upstate New York.  Peabody had a home in Warm Springs,…
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