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June 1, 1916 — John Noble Dalaba and Hester Rist were married by Rev. Frank Jackson. They later became the parents of nine children. They were Violet, Blossom, Pansey, (Rev.) Daisy Allen, Rose, Fern, Lynden, Oliver and Carnata Dalaba. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Terezin, perhaps better known by the German “Theresienstadt,” in the Czech Republic, was the military fortress Habsburg Emperor Joseph II erected in honor of his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Read more

The Sun

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The senior class of Warrensburgh High School, class of 1919, composed of one girl and six young men, was graduated on Friday evening, June 20, 1919, with highly interesting and pleasing exercises at the Methodist Episcopal Church. Read more

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NEWCOMB | The Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni has had three long-term owners: The Robert C. Pruyn family that built it at the turn of the 20th century, the Crandall and Myron Melvin families who bought it in 1953 and, today, the state of New York. Read more

The Sun

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A Corinth boy, 23 years old, is under arrest, accused of misconduct with his sisters, 16 and 13 years old. Read more

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The grass has risen… The music furnished by the Warrensburgh band for the Memorial Day exercises was excellent and was the subject of much favorite comment. The band plans many open-air concerts for this coming summer. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | For about two weeks, a group of professional and volunteer archeologists have been sifting through many tons of dirt excavated from a construction site in Lake George Village where 18th century human bones were unearthed... Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | Women’s right to vote at a national level is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and next. But the fight for suffrage began 70 years before that, and swept along a fascinatingly complex coalition of interests and issues. Read more

The Sun

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ADDISON | Seven Vermont state-owned historic sites opened their doors for the 2019 season. This collection of sites offers 80 historic structures along with over 1,000 acres of forest and farmland. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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NEW RUSSIA | Ansel Holcomb was the only son of one of the first pioneer families to settle here. Read more

The Sun

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In the case of William Langworthy, of Warrensburgh, against Roy J. Hosley, of Schroon Lake, in the Supreme Court at Lake George, a second trial in the case has been concluded. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Benjamin Hall might have wanted to quit while he was ahead. Born in Elizabethtown, he watched the growing storm clouds at the onset of the American Civil War, and when fighting broke out in 1861, he was among the first in line to serve. Read more

The Sun

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George Maxim, 18, who was nearly totally blinded as a young boy when it is alleged some older boys rubbed sand in his eyes while playing at school, helps his uncle Ransom Maxim drawing pulp wood. Read more

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While engaged in slating the roof of Miss May Hurley’s house on Elm Street, Warrensburgh, George Hill, 70, fell from a ladder on Wednesday afternoon, May 5, 1919, and was painfully injured. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | History has a reputation for being static, a one-dimensional chain of events frozen in time. This narrow view is frequently projected onto museums by people who assume they are dry and dusty places. Read more

The Sun

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WHALLONSBURG | A recent flurry of racism based on the old entertainment schtick of blackface is a rekindling of an unfortunate tradition that lasted more than a century, and was common even in the lily white Adirondacks... Read more

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The body of Frank Fuller, of Wells, who was drowned while breaking up a log jam in the Jessup River at Speculator on April 9, 1919, was found on April 13 by Charles Harrington. Read more

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In this column, in the March 13 issue of The Sun, I wrote about the historic 1804 Stephen Griffing house, opposite Thurman Station, changing hands after the land had been deeded to the family for 119 years. Read more

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This past winter might have possibly been a lot worse, but it is hard indeed to imagine just how much longer and harder it could possibly have been. Read more

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Ira Millington, of Bakers Mills, was severely injured in an accident there Friday morning, March 14, 1919. He was driving his team in front of the store of Morehouse & Lawrence and leading a horse behind his wagon. Read more

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