"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: 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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Rewind: June 15, 2022 – “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 2”

  The Sons of Stoddard, part II by Dave Waite   [Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard was a late 19th century photographer, painter, inventor, writer and cartographer.  born in Wilton, Saratoga County, NY in 1844, he captured thousands of images of life in our region.  His works helped to popularize the Adirondacks as a…
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Rewind: June 1, 2022 – “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 1 “

Rewind: June 1, 2022 “The Sons of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Part 1 “   [Seneca Ray Stoddard Seneca Ray Stoddard was a late 19th century photographer, painter, inventor, writer and cartographer.  born in Wilton, Saratoga County, NY in 1844, he captured thousands of images of life in our region.  His works helped to popularize the…
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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, 2022 – “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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