History talk set on Schroon River dams

CHESTERTOWN - On Wednesday, August 18 at the Town of Chester Municipal Center, state-licensed guide Mike Prescott will present a program on the Schroon River and its dams. This free presentation, sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Chester, begins at 7 p.m.

It is little known that a portion of the area of Chestertown would have been completely under water had the proposed dam in the early 20th century been built, Prescott explained.

"The history of human interaction with the Schroon River is rich with stories of logging, industry, tourism and community development," he said.

The Town of Chester's Historical Museum is on the second floor of the Municipal Center and is open during the summer months, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., until Sept.18. There is no charge, but quite a few artifacts are on display.

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