Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Aug. 1911•

Thrilling rescue on Lake George

A motorboat owned and operated by Edgar Bowne, a summer cottager at Dunham’s Bay, Lake George, caught fire from gasoline in the bottom of the boat and burned to the water’s edge.

Mr. Bowne and three ladies were in the boat when Ralph Shaw, who was passing by in his motor boat, noticed smoke issuing from the launch. He rushed his boat to the side of the burning craft and rescued the party. These people had not more than left their boat when the fire spread to the bow of the craft and the entire hull burst into flames. Mr. Bowne is from Flushing, L.I.

Praising the Lord can be costly

The revival gathering to be held Aug. 16, 1911 in Nature’s Temple, at beautiful Riverside Grove at Riverside, on the bank of the sparkling Hudson, is getting a lot of attention. A special train will run from the Warrensburgh Station to the site, which is near the Troy Methodist Episcopal Conference.

Admission for the entire affair will be 15 cents per person, children under twelve, 10 cents and children under eight are free.

Good board and lodging are available on the grounds for $7 per week or $1.50 per day, single meals are 40 cents, five meal tickets are $1.75. Horses will be kept on the grounds at reasonable rates.

Richards Library celebration

Richards Free Library in Warrensburgh celebrated its 10th anniversary on Aug. 13, 1911 and passed its first decade of usefulness in this community.

Starting with a modest 200 or 300 volumes housed in the parish rooms of the Church of the Holy Cross, the library now has on the shelves of its own magnificent stone building g on Elm Street, featuring 4,860 volumes of selected books, representing all fields of literature.

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