•100 Years Ago - September, 1909•

Gala regatta on Brant Lake draws crowd

Brant Lake was at its best on Aug. 25, 1909 when the regatta was held in front of the Pebloe Hotel. There was a large crowd of spectators from Horicon, Schroon Lake, Chestertown and Hill View (Diamond Point). The yachts and motorboats, decorated with college flags, evergreens and bunting, grouped at the finishing flag and made a delightful picture as viewed from shore. Gold cups and watches were given as first and second prizes. Catherine Sullivan from Horicon has been employed at the Pebloe this summer and was on hand for the race.

Old town, new lake

The citizens of Indian Lake feel that it is about time that they had a lake. They will build a dam across Carroll Brook and thereby form a lake just back of the village, reaching nearly to the highway. The lake will be about one and a fourth miles long and half a mile wide. Work has commenced at once to clear the land that will be flooded. About $1,400 has been raised by subscription to accomplish the work.

Local citizens rally to fight 'great white plague'

An attempt is now underway in New York State to stamp out tuberculosis and a special meeting will be held to that effect at the Warrensburgh Baptist Church where members of the Civic & Sanitary Association will speak on this great social and economic problem that concerns everyone and is a foe of the human race. They feel that it is more economical to care for the consumptive and cure him than to neglect him and let him die. (Note - Tuberculosis, once called the Great White Plague, remains today as one of the most widespread infections in the world.)

Old man's last journey

Charles Lamb, an aged veteran of the Civil War, was taken to the Soldiers' Home at Bath, New York, by a comrade, R.D. Hastings, who volunteered to accompany him on his sad journey. Mr. Lamb, while celebrating the Fourth of July this year near The Glen, where he was employed on a farm, had his right hand exploded so badly by fireworks that amputation to the wrist has to be done Glens Falls Hospital.

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