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A stroke of good fortune

Mrs. Peter Normandin and Mrs. Alexander St. Clair, who have recently moved from Whitehall to Glens Falls, have been notified that they are heirs to a fortune left by Madame Huett of Paris, France estimated be to worth $60,000,000. Madame Huett died intestate some weeks ago and the share due to the ladies will make them very wealthy. Several other relatives are stepping up to stake a claim on the money and the matter is expected to go to court.

Lake George building boom

The firm of Prescott & Robideau of Plattsburgh has been awarded the contract for the erection of a pergola on the new Fort William Henry Hotel site at Lake George. The building will be 158 feet long and 16 feet wide. It will be colonial style and contain a grill and caf .

Work will be started soon on two train sheds at the Lake George station adjoining the hotel which will be 400 feet in length and of steel frame work. The hotel is expected to open for business on June 1, 1911.

News roundabout

The Burhans mansion, which has been closed for the winter, is being prepared for occupancy by Charles F. Burhans and family, who will return soon from their winter's sojourn in Glens Falls. (Note ... the Burhans mansion, which was torn down in the early 1960's, stood on Pine Tree Lane in back of the current Warrensburgh Town Hall.)

A pullet owned by Mrs. David Cardle of lower Main Street, Warrensburgh, laid an egg which measured 6 inches by 7&1/2 inches.

A.T. Crandall has sold his fine carriage horse, "Ray Wilkes," to S.H. Wood of Lake George and the animal is now domiciled in the Edwin M. Shepard stables. The dam of "Ray Wilkes" was "Old Mag," the late Dr. Billy D. Aldrich's well-known roadster by "Alexander Wilkes." (Note ... The story of the passing of Dr. William "Billy" D. Aldrich and his brother, Dr. Gilbert H. Aldrich was told here in the March 5, 2011 Journal.)

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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