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Lake Placid History in Poems

This year the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frances and Louise Brewster’s gift of the train station. This gift has given the Society the opportunity to preserve and present the community’s history to residents and visitors. The Society has been writing and publishing newsletters for members just as long. [...]

Lake Placid History in Poems2017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

Lake Placid on the Silver Screen

By: Carla Eilo   Lake Placid may be quite a distance from Hollywood, but it played a part in early movie history. The snow, winter sports, and mountains made the storylines come to life. When filming was done in town, it often made the front page of the newspapers. All of the films listed below [...]

Lake Placid on the Silver Screen2017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

Historical Society Member Shares Family History – Cascade Pass

Recently I have been corresponding with R.J. Potter, a member of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society who currently resides in Vermont.  Although he lives on the other side of Lake Champlain, he still is fascinated with his family ties to the area. Potter has been kind enough to share his research with the Historical [...]

Historical Society Member Shares Family History – Cascade Pass2017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

Summer Parades of 1919

By: Carla Eilo With Independence Day right around the corner, you can’t help but get excited for parades, fireworks, and all the fanfare associated with the holiday. There have been no shortages of parades in Lake Placid’s past. There have been parades for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Winter Carnival, Halloween, musical acts and [...]

Summer Parades of 19192017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

Frederick Fountain’s Magic Lantern Slides

By: Carla Eilo     It was not too long ago when magic lantern shows were at the forefront of many events and socials in the United States.  What are magic lantern shows, you ask? They were picture shows projected onto a screen by illumination of a gas lantern. These lantern shows were often presented [...]

Frederick Fountain’s Magic Lantern Slides2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00

An Adirondack Travel Guide

By: Carla Eilo   It is always exciting walking into a library or favorite bookstore and perusing the travel section. You can research an area's best day trips, learn about great hotels, and see pictures of some of the attractions. Opening up a travel guide from the late 1800s is just as exciting, especially when [...]

An Adirondack Travel Guide2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00