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Turning Back the Pages 8-7-10

Lost little girl remembered

Dr. B.J. Zudzense, 59, died Aug. 2, 1910 at his home in Sparta, Mich. of heart trouble. His wife, who died about three years ago, was formerly Miss Alvira Dean, a daughter of Alexander Dean, who moved to Michigan from Stony Creek after the mysterious disappearance of their six-year-old daughter, Lucy Dean, who was lost in the woods and of whom no trace was ever found.

(Note: When Lucy Dean walked into the woods near her home and vanished, she became an Adirondack legend. The late Edythe Dean Haskell, whose beautiful home is now the Stony Creek Museum, spoke about the story often.)

Assembly Point hotel planned

Rumor has it that plans are being made by Dr. D.S. Sanford of Brooklyn and Lake George, to rebuild the hotel on Assembly Point, which burned about 20 years ago. Sanford owns the greater part of Assembly Point and nearby Long Island. A vast area would be improved if the hotel is built and the scheme for developing the grounds is carried out.

Reportedly, Sanford has been offered $100,000 for Long Island. This is the largest island in Lake George and is situated about three miles from the head of the lake.

A long journey through time

In August 1910, a four-year-old named Carmela lived with her parents, Paolina Casavola and Cataldo Areostatico in Taranto, Italy. Years later she became the wife of Paul Pasqualicchio and raised a family. They lived in Brooklyn Heights and owned a farmhouse in Stony Creek where she spent more than 80 summers.

Carmela died in her home on June 21, 2010. She was 104 years old and is buried in the Knowelhurst Cemetery, Stony Creek. Her life was undoubtedly a remarkable journey!

News roundabout

Clarence Brown of Athol has a sick horse. Samuel Balcom of Johnsburgh broke one of his ribs. Melvin Barton's little dog Buster, of Hague, was picked up and choked to death by a large shepherd dog.

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