Turning Back the Pages 8-21-10

Lake George news

Rapid progress has been made by contractor R.M. Booth in the construction of the new Fort William Henry Hotel, at the head of Lake George. Excavations have been completed and the laying of the concrete foundation walls is also accomplished. Contractor Booth intends to enclose the building before winter and will be able to do interior wood work during cold weather to be ready for occupancy next season.

In another matter, about 100 Italians employed on the construction of the state road at Lake George, went on strike Aug. 17, 1910 because they claimed they had not been paid in six weeks. They returned to work the next day after a satisfactory explanation of the delay was made to them.

William Woodward dies at his home

William F. Woodward, 63, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, 1910 of brain fever. He had been a sufferer for weeks with what he supposed to be neuralgia and was unable to find relief.

He was the son of Francis and Harriet Beswick Woodward and after the death of his father, who was killed by the attack of a furious bull, he owned and continued to live on the original Woodward homestead just north of the Warrensburgh-Chester toll gate. He was married in 1885 to Mrs. Melvina F. Shaw of Warrensburgh, who survives him.

Woodward was employed as a carpenter and was engaged principally in moving buildings.

(Note...The old Woodward homestead is still standing today in Pack Forest.)

News roundabout

A top dressing of coal tar and stone dust is being laid on the state road at Hill View (Diamond Point).

The hunters are getting ready to go into the forests after deer. That kind of game will not be too tame after the hunting season starts.

A.W. Lanfear of Warrensburgh is seeking a middle-aged woman to keep house for him on his small farm for reasonable wages.

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