The Horicon Improvement Company

The WCHS received an interesting item from Jim Barber of North Carolina (formerly of Glens Falls, New York). The item was a group of photographs compiled in a fold out album for the Horicon Improvement Company. I thought we would explore the facilities through Seneca Ray Stoddard’s unique photographs.     State of New York…
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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: March 15, 2022 – “Chester-Carol Theater Building, Chestertown, New York”

Rewind:  March 15, 2022 Chester-Carol Theater Building, Chestertown, New York By Donna Lagoy, Town of Chester Historian                 In 1925, Alice Faxon Brown sold land to Walter H. Wertime on which the Bank and Theater building were built.             The October 2, 1930 edition of the Ticonderoga Sentinel,…
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Rewind: February 15, 2022 – “Strange Things in the Area from the late 1930s”

Rewind:  February 15, 2022 Strange Things in the Area from the 1930s This column focuses on some strange events happening in the area.  These newspaper clippings come from a scrapbook found in the Warren County Historian’s office.  The newspapers from which they were taken were not identified.   February 22, 1939.  Could we have been…
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Rewind: January 15, 2022 – “Plane Crash on Tongue Mountain”

Rewind:  January 15, 2022 – “Plane Crash on Tongue Mountain”   Our dear friend, Joan Aldous, was working on several articles for the Rewind column before illness forced her to stop.  As a tribute to Joan, we print here one of the last columns she completed.  She was an avid follower of aviation in 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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