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History is Cool

HISTORY IS COOL: 100 years ago

Motorboat death - At a hearing before Justice Thomas Leahy of Lake Placid on Thursday, Aug. 30, a charge of second-degree manslaughter was brought against Thomas Wood, 50, of Lake Placid, in the case of the death of Miss Virginia Johnson, 14, resulting from a motorboat accident on Lake ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 30 years ago

Jay bridges close - As one enters the town of Jay from Wilmington, one sees the sign “Welcome to the Historic Town of Jay,” complete with a picture of its wooden covered bridge. That bridge, along with the steel span Stickney Bridge, were “redlegged” by the state Department of ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Lussi in London - Summer resident Gustave Lussi has been appointed figure skating instructor for next winter at the Richmond Ice Club in London, England. Formerly associated with the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa, he obtained the new position through the recommendation of Lord Bessborough, ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 100 years ago

U.S. president dies - News has been received that President Warren G. Harding died suddenly at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, Aug. 2. According to reports, death came while he was convening with members of his family, and according to officials statements, it was probably due to apoplexy. Mr. ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 25 years ago

Ironman HQ - Ironman is here, and it’s here to stay, according to Ironman President Graham Fraser, who announced Tuesday that the headquarters for United States events will be permanently located in Lake Placid. This means that Ironman USA officials have designated Lake Placid as the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

First lady visits - Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt paid this resort a flying visit Sunday morning. She registered at John Brown’s grave in the morning. Later she drove her car up a portion of the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway and visited Ausable Chasm. The wife of the president ...