Turning Back the Pages 1-8-11

Another bridge, another boy injured

Beecher Sawyer, youngest son of David Sawyer of Bakers Mills, while coasting on the main road on Edwards Hill, lost control of his sled and ran into the wall built for a breakwater to the new iron bridge built last fall (1910). He was thrown from his sled on to the rocks at the side of the bridge and was badly bruised about the legs so that he is unable to walk or get around, though no bones were broken. He is now staying with his grandfather, Clark Bills on Edwards Hill.

Winter work begins in ernest

Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, 1911 and well into that night, a real Adirondack blizzard struck Warrensburgh which brought out our road forces with ploughs. Once under control, the sleighing was very fine and the roads were full of teams drawing logs, pulp wood, grain, wood and coal. It was not an uncommon thing to see eight and ten teams in a string. The winter's work has a good start!

Charles Baker is getting out a good stock of logs in Bakers Mills for the spring opening. He has 15 teams drawing from his farm near Crane Mountain.

News roundabout

On Jan. 10, 1911, officers were re-elected at the Emerson National Bank of Warrensburgh. Louis W. Emerson was elected president and James A. Emerson was elected vice-president and cashier. Louis E. Reoux is teller.

A birthday tea was held Jan. 9, 1911 by Mrs. Benjamin Gurney in honor of the seventh birthday anniversary of her son, Paul Gurney. (Note...Paul Gurney was the architect who designed our well-known Queen Village landmark, the Floyd Bennett bandstand.)

Mary and John L. Tubbs gave a party on the afternoon of Dec. 30, 1910 for their daughter, Louie in honor of her sixth birthday anniversary. There were 11 girls and boys. (Note...John Tubbs was the editor of the Warrensburgh News. His daughter, Margaret Louise Tubbs later became a music teacher in Warrensburg and wrote the ever popular book, "Legacy to Warrensburg," that is so popular with students of local history. She died in 1975.)

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