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History is Cool

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Frozen faces - Frozen faces caused the postponement of the North American two-man bobsled races on the Mount Van Hoevenberg bobrun Tuesday afternoon. Five of the six drivers who entered and completed the trial heats were badly frostbitten after the one run. Stinging snow clinging to ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago

Passing the flag - The Olympic flag, which had been kept safe in Lake Placid for four years since the 1980 Winter Games, was passed to its new four-year owner, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, at the opening ceremony last week. In the photo, at left, is Mayor Robert Peacock, center is IOC President ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 60 years ago

Bid group returns - The Lake Placid bid delegation arrived home at 3 a.m. Tuesday after a 24-hour trip from Innsbruck, Austria. With them were area residents who took advantage of the Adirondack Bobsled Club charter flight to see the IX Olympic Winter Games. The general consensus was that ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 96 years ago

Lake Placid airport - Stressing the need of suitable airports for the continued development of commercial aviation and stating that Lake Placid will undoubtedly have a proper airport even earlier than now appears possible, Leighton S. Bowker of Malone outlined the story of aviation past and ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 100 years ago

Local mayonnaise - Lake Placid is being provided with freshly made and very palatable mayonnaise for salads. The Lewis brothers are producing this in a small plant on the Earl Barton property. A house to house canvass has been made, and the product is now being placed in stores. So far users ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 85 years ago

Lake Placid college? - A meeting was held Monday to discuss plans for the organization of a proposed college for Lake Placid. The meeting was called by North Elba Supervisor Willis Wells and included Mayor George C. Owens, F. B. Guild, James P. Hurley, Raymond C. Prime, Robert Wilkins and ...