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•100 Years Ago - August, 1909•

Stoddard's Adirondack travel booklet offered

Seneca Ray Stoddard of Glens Falls has placed on the market a neat little booklet entitled "Picturesque Trips through the Adirondacks in an Automobile." The booklet is replete with photographs and other interesting data gathered by Stoddard during his recent tour of the Adirondacks. Valuable information is given on the condition of the roads. The booklet sells for 25 cents and is of inestimable value to autoists. (Note- Stoddard, photographer, artist, writer and civil engineer, came to Glens Falls in 1864 and his studio was on 38 Elm St. He never became the legend he is now until many years after he was buried on Quaker Rd. in Queensbury, between his two wives.)

Hot time in the old town

The thermometer registered 99 degrees in the shade Aug. 8, 1909 in Warrensburgh.

The Max Hillman Company is presenting this week at the Music Hall (corner of Main and Adirondack streets) a series of entertainments which are in every way worthy of patronage. Miss Hillman is a charming actress and appears in very fetching costumes. On the night of Aug. 19, 1909, the company will present the great metropolitan success, "The Devil." A crowded house is expected.

There are 21 guests at The Pines, representing the cities of Troy, Albany, Schenectady, New York and Brooklyn. (Note: This popular boarding house, still standing on the corner of Fourth Ave. and Hudson St., was owned by Henry L. Smith in 1909, but later was known as "the old Davis place.")

Edwin C. Parker of Lake George and Amanda Wright of Warrensburgh were married Aug. 12, 1909 at the Baptist parsonage, Warrensburgh.

Minnie M. Saunders, 37, wife of William Saunders of North Warrensburgh, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1909. She is survived by her husband and three children. Burial was in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.

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