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History is Cool

HISTORY IS COOL: 99 years ago

Renaming a peak - Declaring that the movement to name one of the peaks in the Seward range Mount Donaldson, in honor of Alfred Donaldson, well-known writer of Adirondack history, was inappropriate, O. Byron Brewster, district attorney of Essex County, has entered a protest against the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 55 years ago

Toboggan for sight - A flareup of tempers highlighted the Pabst-Lions toboggan race preparations this week in both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Saranac Lake Mayor Howard Riley, who holds the 1967 crown, claims that Lake Placid Mayor Robert Peacock’s team has been practicing nights and ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 109 years ago

Shea’s ice harvest - The Hon. James Shea, who had a large force of men engaged in harvesting ice for his market, completed the filling of his coolers and storage house this week. Over 400 tons were put in. - Earthquake felt - The earthquake which swept the eastern coast of the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Goat races dogs - Fabian Cayea won the junior dog derby Saturday afternoon sponsored by the Lake Placid Athletic Club with his three-dog team over the 3-mile course in 20 minutes, 39 seconds. The race started at the arena and led around Mirror Lake, finishing at the arena. Harold ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 48 years ago

Silent world of sports - Thirteen groups of strikingly costumed athletes, each parading behind their national flag, marched with pride onto the ice sheet of the Olympic Arena. This parade of nations Monday was the opening ceremony of the VIII World Winter Games for the Deaf, which will run ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Burns and Allen - Gracie Allen and George Burns of stage, movie and radio fame were weekend visitors in Lake Placid, guests at the Lake Placid-Marcy. They were accompanied by Eugene Campbell, playwright, and miss Gloria Archer of New York. They attended the Clinton hockey games at the ...