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History is Cool

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Horse show begins - Fifty exhibitors have entered the third annual Lake Placid horse show, which opens at 1 p.m. today. They will attend a horse show breakfast at the Stevens House this morning. A steak roast on Lake Placid is planned after the last event this evening. Boats will leave ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 100 years ago

Whiteface highway - The project of an automobile road up Whiteface Mountain is again before the public. This time it is in the nature of a petition to be signed — a petition asking Hon. M. Y. Ferris, state senator from this district, and Hon. Fred L. Porter, member of the Assembly from ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 74 years ago

Potato Queen - Lake Placid’s sports world pays unique honor to mountain farmers Thursday, Aug. 19, when Yvonne Sherman, distinguished champion figure skater, is enthroned here as queen of the Adirondack Potato Growers Association. The tall 18-year-old brunette beauty was 1947 national ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

No on more gas - There is no provision in the regulations for rationing gasoline that provides for transportation to recreational areas; that was the answer received by Lake Placid and Saranac Lake officials to a petition for gas exemption in this area. The petition was drawn up at a ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 81 years ago

Craig Wood to play - The “tops” in golf will be featured with the return home on Wednesday, July 23 of Lake Placid’s own Craig Wood. The holder of golfdom’s coveted titles, the National Open and Masters champion, this will be Craig’s first appearance on his home course, the Lake ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago

Butch Martin hired - Lake Placid native Eugene “Butch” Martin has accepted the dual position of North Elba Park District manager and executive director of the Lake Placid Sports Council. Martin, who left his duties as manager of SUNY Cortland’s arena complex, began his official ...