Yearly Archives: 2012


The Finest Square Mile

By: Jennifer Tufano   “Of course we weren’t lost. We were merely where we shouldn’t have been, without knowing where that was.” T. Morris Longstreth, The Adirondacks. I recently came across a near little book in the historical society library titled “The Finest Square Mile; Mount Jo and Heart Lake” written by Sandra Weber back [...]

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By: Jennifer Tufano   In many ways, history is about “stuff”. This stuff can come from many places including basements, attics, boathouses, camps, barns, fields and sometimes, from the dump. Working at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, we joke about hearing over and over that an object came to us because we were “the [...]


Winter Carnival

By: Jennifer Tufano   It’s summer. Time for relaxing, connecting with friends and our outdoor decks. Summer is also time for a break from the schedules and responsibilities of the rest of the year. What I’ve come to understand from researching this piece is that summer is not a time for carnivals like those enjoyed [...]

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Lake Placid Train Station

By: Jennifer Tufano   Had you been in Lake Placid over Memorial Day weekend perhaps you heard the familiar train whistle as the Adirondack Scenic Railroad began its summer operation with a scenic train ride between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. At the same time, the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s History Museum began summer [...]

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Original Place Names

By: Jennifer Tufano   The first settlers in North Elba beginning in 1800 were exceedingly lucky. There was already a primitive wagon track passing through our town to give them access. This began at Westport on Lake Champlain and went all the way to Hopkinton in St. Lawrence County. Surely, without such a road, it [...]

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The Bennet Family

By: Jennifer Tufano   Welcome back! Or rather the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is happy to be back in the Lake Placid News sharing Town and Village history from yester-year and yesterday. Through the decades, dedicated and loyal members of our organization wrote articles and insights in a way that brought history alive and [...]

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