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Turning Back the Pages 8-14-10

The boys believe that they are now on a winning streak and next week they will play the South Glens Falls Electrics, who have twice done them up brown. "Toot" says that they are going to do them in this time around even if he has to break a leg to do it. A hot game is promised.

Wedding bells ring for Whittemore, Eggleston

A pretty home wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mrs. Abbie J. Whittemore, Glens Falls, Saturday evening, Aug. 6, 1910, when her granddaughter, Sadie M. Whittemore, was united in marriage with Robert E. Davis of Warrensburgh. The bride was beautifully gowned in blue and was attended by Abbie Whittemore and the best man was John Eggleston, Jr. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C.E. Hill and about 30 friends and relatives were present. (Note...This information is from the family tree of present day Warrensburgh author, Abbie Hastings.)

Elm beetles attack

The brown curled-up leaves of elm trees in the Hudson Valley from Warrensburgh to Albany show the result of an incursion of elm-leaf beetles. The canker that killed the chestnut trees on Roosevelt's Long Island farm is making ravages on Staten Island and elsewhere. This pest has become exceedingly abundant in several villages. A stately elm fronting the residence of George T. Lockwood, on Elm Street in Warrensburgh, is showing a dried brown foliage and many of the affected leaves are beginning to fall. A small elm in front of the Adirondack Hotel (now Rite Aid) is also showing signs of being infected. The beauty of elms and chestnuts can ill be spared from the American landscape. Our forests are disappearing rapidly.

(Note...Warrensburgh was once known for shaded streets lined with beautiful spreading elm trees, but the Dutch elm disease put an end to all that. Thanks to Warrensburgh Historical Society president Paul Gilchrist and Cemetery Custodian Peter Haggerty, we are again seeing elm trees growing in our town that have been bred to be disease resistant.)

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