"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 15, 2021 – “Merry Christmas, USA -from your friends in Warren County, New York”

Rewind:  December 15, 2021 Merry Christmas, USA, from your friends in Warren County, New York by Eloise O’Neil   It is always important to  share this ‘local’ story at Christmas.  Warren County, NEW YORK, certainly made a splash in Washington, D.C., not only once, but twice!            In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge…
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Rewind: December 1, 2021 – “Still Here in Stony Creek”

  Rewind:  Still Here in Stony Creek – Hudson Valleview Farmhouse December 1, 2021   The attached brochure was found in a file in the Warren County Historian’s office.  It measures 10 1/2″ x 6″ and dates from the early 1930s.  The brochure was folded in thirds.  According to Cynthia Cameron, Stony Creek Historian, the…
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Rewind: November 15, 2021 – “New Census Population Figures”

Rewind:  “New Census Population Information” November 15, 2021 NEW WARREN COUNTY POPULATION FIGURES   Figures that were gathered during the 2020 census have started to be released.  This map, created by our friends at Warren County GIS, presents population changes in each of the towns and the City of Glens Falls from the 2010 census…
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Rewind: November 1, 2021 – “Problems at Big Boom”

Rewind: November 1, 2021 – “Problems at Big Boom” Problems at Big Boom   Some Big Boom history:         “As early as the 1850s the little spar booms envisioned by Abraham Wing III were quite inadequate to hold the floating logs until needed by the mills.  Every time there was a freshet,…
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Rewind: September 1, 2021 – “Beautiful Horicon: Thoughts from a visit to Bolton Landing”

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…
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Rewind: August 15, 2021 – “Horses, Water Power and Philanthropy”

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…
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Rewind: July 15, 2021 – “Thrilling Attractions & Weird Wonders”

       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…
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Rewind:  July 1, 2021 – “The Cabinet – An 1829 Look at Lake George”

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. …
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