Category: History

Ghosts in the Adirondacks

By Pat Martin Home Farm Antiques at the Antiques Market Place A Fun Vacation Pastime: Ghosts in the Adirondacks Looking for ghosts? You’ve come to the right place. Peaceful and serene, the Adirondack region proves that looks can be deceiving. With over six million acres of land and a long history of adventure, war and … Read More

Seneca Ray Stoddard, Adirondack Icon

By Patricia Martin of Home Farm Antiques at the Antique Market Place Seneca Ray Stoddard – the name conjures up the essence of Adirondack life. Stoddard spent a lifetime as a naturalist, writer, artist, cartographer and photographer of the Adirondacks. His images were an inspiration for the formation of the Adirondack Park in 1892. Born … Read More

History of the Warren County Bikeway

Today, the Warren County Bikeway is a 17 mile bicycle trail connecting Fort Edward and Lake George. This popular pathway for joggers, walkers and cyclists has signage highlighting historical attractions with photos, paintings, and maps displayed throughout. However, it wasn’t always a bikeway path but a Delaware & Hudson Railroad line. This D & H railroad … Read More

Indians of the Adirondacks

Long before the sounds of motor vehicles could be heard and motor boats could be seen zipping across the lakes, the Adirondack region was the setting for a more primitive life, when the quiet footfalls of an ancient culture predominated. This area was once the homeland of historic Indian tribes which eventually became known as … Read More

The Award Winning Gilded Age Tour

By Donna Pohl Raquette Lake Navigation It’s fascinating to visit a place where history has happened, and the rapid growth of Cultural Heritage Tourism is testament to that. New York’s Adirondack region has a distinctively rich history, and there are countless stories to tell about the people who lived, worked and played in this six … Read More

Quadricentennial Celebration

New York’s 400th Anniversary is part of a quadricentennial celebration also highlighting three notables: Henry Hudson: an English captain, explorer, and navigator who was hired by a Dutch company to search for an all-water route to Asia aboard the ship, Half-Moon, becoming the first European expedition to sail up the Hudson River that now bears … Read More

North Creek and North River – Adirondack History!

by Dick Carlson The North Creek and North River area is rich in the history of the Adirondacks. And today, attractions have sprung up to enhance and enjoy this slice of time gone by.  Probably, the most famous incident in the area was when Teddy Roosevelt learned at the North Creek train station that he … Read More

Lake George Village

By Mayor Robert Blais and Peg Edwards, Village Historian In the early 1900’s, residents in the Village, that was the part of the Town of Caldwell, decided that they should become a separate entity. On March 11, 1903 there was a special election to vote on a proposition to incorporate as the Village of Lake … Read More