•100 Years Ago - March, 1909•

Sleek new motor cars on display

The Glens Falls Automobile Co. announced a grand exhibit of the best American and foreign cars at their garage on 74-76 Glen Street, Glens Falls. An orchestra will play every evening for the week long show. The great three-story garage building will be filled with features of interest to the automobile public and there will be a special parlor set aside for the ladies.

Boy dies, parents grieve

William H. Dow, 17, son of Duncan Dow of Thurman, died March 17, 1909, at Parks Hospital, Glens Falls, after being confined for several weeks with a fractured thigh bone in a sledding accident. Young Dow was injured on the same Sunday, Feb. 21, that Mark Dalrymple of Lake George, died in a similar incident.

In company with Miss Ida Brannon, Dow was sliding on the crust near his home in Athol. While going at a high rate of speed, the youthful steersman lost control of the sled and in attempting to slow down, his foot sunk through a soft spot in the crust, stopping his short, the thigh bone being forced through the flesh and badly smashed. The girl was thrown a 55 feet,

The boy was taken to Parks Hospital, Glens Falls, where he languished until 2 o'clock in the morning, March 17, 1909, when he finally died from shock caused from his injuries.

Farmer dies trying to save his horse

Minerva residents were very much shocked to hear of the death of George Stewart which occurred on March 5, 1909. He left his home on Feb. 25, 1909, to skid out some telephone poles from a cedar swamp on his farm. While crossing the swamp his horse broke through the crust and was unable to get up. While trying to assist the animal, which was floundering and jumping, Stewart was seriously injured. He managed to drag himself to his house and Dr. Breen of Olmstedville and Dr. J.L. Fuller of North Creek were summoned. He was removed to the Albany City Hospital on the train from North Creek. There was no improvement in his condition until his suffering was finally ended by death.

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