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History is Cool

HISTORY IS COOL: 40 years ago

Major earthquake - Many North Country residents were just waking up, feeding still-sleepy babies, having a first cup of morning coffee, taking showers. Just about everyone heard the first deep rumble, then felt a jolt and a steady shaking as the strongest earthquake in four decades rocked ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Body search - Dragging operations in Lake Placid lake for the body of Mrs. Mabel Smith Douglass, 56, former New Jersey Women’s College dean, believed drowned near Pulpit Rock last Thursday, are expected to continue through the rest of the week. If no trace of the body is found by that ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 100 years ago

Big summer - The summer has been a very satisfactory one for the hotel men and others doing business in Lake Placid, according to E. C. Paarman, secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce. Although June was too cool and generally unfavorable to start people in large numbers toward the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 60 years ago

Lady in the lake - A brand new sport and a 30-year-old mystery combined to give Lake Placid its biggest news story of the week. Skin divers on Sunday found the body of a woman in Lake Placid believed to be that of Mrs. Mabel Smith Douglass, who disappeared in the lake on Sept. 21, ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 85 years ago

Olympic bid - The distant hope that the 1940 Olympic Winter Games would be awarded to Lake Placid has been dashed by the Associated Press announcement that they will go to St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Winter Games have been like an orphan child. They have found no home abroad until the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Wallface rescue - Parents, friends and well wishers of three boys who had been trapped on a ledge on Wallface for 32 hours sighed heavily with relief as three tired but happy-faced youths tramped forth from the trail at the Adirondack Lodge club to be fed, bundled up and taken to their homes ...