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•50 Years Ago - August, 1959•

News roundabout

Jean Spaulding and Mervin R. Hadden were married Aug. 2, 1959 in North Canaan, Conn. It was a joyous occasion.

Auctioneer James Mosher is holding an antiques auction Aug. 15, 1959 at the premises of Leon Rogell on Hickory Hill, Warrensburg.

At Sun Canyon Ranch, Thurman, Rudy Monte's Band will play featuring George Havas on accordion. Television and radio vocalist Pat Mullins will perform.

Jack Murray, former dude ranch owner near Warrensburg, is now living in Miami, Florida. Being an accordionist, he is playing an engagement at the "Belle Barth Club" in Miami Beach.

Donna Lane, 10-year-old daughter of George Lane, had her tonsils removed July 31, 1959 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Automobile dealer Karl Duell and Gordon Smith of Warrensburg flew to South Paris, Maine, Aug. 14, 1959, in a plane of which Karl is a part owner. In Maine they picked up a new Oldsmobile and drove it back to Warrensburg the same day.

Kyle Marie Smith, daughter of Ruth Smith, was tendered a surprise eighth birthday party at her home on Mountain Ave. in Warrensburg.

Barbers Don Egan and Bob Lloyd have announced that they are working together in a shop at 31 Main Street, Warrensburg. Their motto is "prompt and courteous service."

Hosts Edna and Mark Bruce, at the Colonial Arms Hotel (now Rite Aid location) are offering a complete live Maine lobster dinner for $4.50. Tony Mele will entertain at the piano.

Local real estate booming

Agent Maurice Ashe says that real estate activity north of Glens Falls has reached an all-time high and is on the verge of a home-building boom. The majority of sales have been on property at lakes and rivers and choosy buyers are looking for choice locations.

Many houses in the Warrensburg and Lake George area can be purchased in the $6,500 to $9,000 range. Mark Bruce is offering for sale a fine income home with four apartments on 11 Hudson St. that requires $1,500 down and a mortgage of $72 a month.

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