"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: November 15, 2022 – “Podnorszki Nursery and Landscaping: A Hungarian Immigrant’s Story”

WCHS Rewind — “Podnorszki’s Nursery and Landscaping: A Hungarian Immigrant’s Story” By Teri Rogers Podnorszki’s Nursery and Landscaping was a well-known business located at 15 Luzerne Road in Queensbury from 1970 to 2010. For forty years, owners Joe and Fran Podnorszki operated their full-service landscaping service, nursery, and garden center with the help of their…
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Rewind: November 1, 2022 – “Company K, Pride of Warren County”

Rewind:  November 1, 2022 Company K, Pride of Warren County Company K Had Start in Hughes Light Guards   The following article was taken from the Glens Falls Centennial Edition of ‘The Post Star,’ dated Monday, April 24, 1939.  It is a perfect article to publish in honor of Veteran’s Day.  We present it here…
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Rewind: October 15, 2022 – “Memories of Glens Falls City Playgrounds”

Rewind:  October 15, 2022 “Memories of Glens Falls City Playgrounds” By Teri Podnorszki Rogers   If you grew up in Glens Falls in the 1960’s and ‘70’s, you remember the many summer playgrounds that were mainstays of the neighborhoods around the city.  Some were anchored to schools, some to parks.  All were centers of fun…
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Rewind: October 1, 2022 – “The Hermit of Dogtown – Archie ‘Bobcat’ Ranney”

Rewind:  October 1, 2022: The Hermit of Dogtown Archie “Bobcat” Ranney by Dave Waite   Hermits are tough to come by in Warren County. According to “A Who’s Who of Adirondack Hermits,” in the Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Adirondack Life magazine there were only two:  artist John Henry Hill at Phantom Island on Lake George…
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Rewind: September 15, 2022 – “A Most Fascinating Person”

Rewind:  September 15, 2022 “A Most Fascinating Person” A friend of the Society recently shared a copy of a newsletter published by the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaaray Tefila, the Jewish Temple located on Bay Street in Glens Falls.  What caught our eye was an article highlighting an interesting person from the Temple, and we share…
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Rewind: September 1, 2022 – “Polo on Roller Skates”

The Glens Falls Roller Polo Club  A short-lived, rough and tumble sport that rolled into the city in 1908 by Dave Waite   In the Spring of 1908 sports fans in Glens Falls had many choices: football, baseball, or the far newer sport of basketball. Even with all these local and national favorites, it is…
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Rewind: August 15, 2022 – “Our Centenarian Shares Some Warren County Memories”

        Rewind:  August 15, 2022 – “Our Centenarian Shares Some Warren County Memories”   Harriet Rogers of Glens Falls, a centenarian and one of the most valued members of the Warren County Historical Society, recently shared two delightful memories with us First… “I found this cute little postcard and story (from The…
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Rewind: August 1, 2022 – “Professor LaRoux and His High-flying Brides

Rewind:  August 1, 2022 Professor LaRoux & His High-Flying Brides                                                                                                                                        by Dave Waite If the saying “Marriage, has its ups and downs” ever needed a practical example, an excellent candidate would be Professor Joseph LaRoux.  The professor was a hot-air balloonist and self-proclaimed “one-man-band” who performed throughout the 1890s in Warren County and across…
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Rewind: July 15, 2022 – “Honoring the Unknown Soldiers”

Rewind:  July 15, 2022 Honoring the Unknown Soldiers   The following is the text of a speech that was given on Memorial Day, 2022.  The presenter was Marisa Muratori, Lake George Town Councilwoman.  The speech was delivered it at the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Battlefield Park.         “Memorial…
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Rewind: “Warren County History Challenge” – July 1, 2022

The following article appeared in the July 6, 2022 edition of the ‘Albany Times Union.’  We invite all our readers to join the letterboxing treasure hunt and look at history here in Warren County.  Thanks to Bill Walker of Cliff and Redfield Interactive for sharing this information.   HISTORY CAN BE FUN! Warren County Launches Historians’ Letterboxing Challenge By…
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