A gang of men employed by George Foster Peabody began work in mid-November, 1909 on the new carriage road to the top of Prospect Mountain overlooking Lake George, beginning at a point on the Big Hollow Rd. and following the old road that once was in use to the top. When completed it will be possible to drive from the village (Caldwell, now Lake George), directly to the summit of the mountain.
(Note...Francis "Paybody" came to America from England in 1635 and his descendent, millionaire George Foster Peabody came to Lake George with his two brothers about 1890 to establish a summer residence for their mother. He later built his own home, Abenia on Millionaire's Row. He spent his money freely to improve Lake George, a place that he loved.
In 1895 the cable railroad was installed on Prospect Mountain so that people could get to the hotel at the top more easily. A health resort, Prospect Mountain Hotel was noted for its clean air, restaurant and dance hall. Automobiles were the thing of the day in 1909 and Peabody stepped in to make modern improvements, at his own expense.)