HISTORY IS COOL: 105 years ago
April 28, 1916
Here’s the list of “Some things Lake Placid has,” as printed on the front page.
Board of Trade.
Real estate firms.
A telephone system.
Camps and cottages.
Growth and progress.
Grave of John Brown.
Modern school system.
Two substantial banks.
Culture and refinement.
Sailing and motor races.
Unparalleled auto drives.
Unequalled scenic beauty.
Home of Lake Placid Club.
Unexcelled drinking water.
Annual mid-winter festival.
Health (2,000 ft. elevation).
Live, wide-awake newspaper.
Large moving picture theater.
High-grade shops and markets.
Oldest mountains in the world.
A new Town House and theater.
Most beautiful forests and lakes.
Half million yearly improvements.
Hopkins’ Adirondack-Florida School.
Best garages in northern New York.
Twenty-five hotels and boarding houses.
Water, mountain, field, ice and indoor sports.
All attractions of big summer and winter resort.
A hearty welcome.
Many additions and improvements have been made at the Lake Placid Club during the winter and spring months. With the advent of warmer weather, these changes are going into effect with increasing rapidity.
New suites have been added, conveniences added to old suites, the farm enlarged and stock improved, grounds renovated, and the usual arrangements made for the entertainment of summer guests.
Among the outdoor improvements, those on the farm are the greatest. Twenty-nine farms are now owned by the Club, and much blooded stock has been secured, including 49 Jerseys, whose product has been an attraction for the table of the Waldorf Astoria and the Banker’s Club in New York. These, with the 50 Jersey grades, will fill another stable of 100 like the Holstein at Intervales.
Among the various attractions are riding, golf, motoring, tennis, the kindergarten and nature study.