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History is Cool

HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago

FCI Ray Brook escapee captured outside Lake Placid - Escaped murderer Barrington Stephens was captured Friday at the Lake Placid Rod and Gun Club on River Road, ending a two-and-a-half day search that involved 50 state troopers, 10 Federal Correctional Institution personnel and the most ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Snow falls again - Lake Placid has had two months without snow, July and August. Yesterday afternoon, heavy snows covered ground and roof and were a source of constant wonder to visitors here who were not prepared for the start of winter. Our last snow fell on June 23, the third storm of ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 87 years ago

Highway dedication - Before the dedication of the Whiteface Mountain road Saturday, President Roosevelt’s car was driven slowly up the new highway, rising from an altitude of 1,220 feet to 4,610 in eight and one-half miles of winding road, in order that he might see the full beauty of the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

Fewer LPCS students - The Lake Placid Central School District has lost about 80 pupils in the enrollment this year. This is principally due to families moving out of town where defense industries are located, according to David Allen, supervising principal. The total enrollment now is 766, ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 95 years ago

Whiteface marathon - In the Whiteface Mountain memorial marathon held Labor Day, Harold Boulton, 24, of Lake Placid and Luzerne, New York, defeated seasoned amateur and professional mountain climbers from various parts of the country in the remarkable time of 1 hour, 13 minutes and 25 2-5 ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 97 years ago

Wilmington field day - With Gordon Marshall in charge of the arrangements, committee plans have been perfected for a field day and picnic to be held in Wilmington on Sept. 5. Residents of other Adirondack towns are invited to join the newly organized chamber of commerce and the residents ...