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Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1911•

Mortimer Kelly, general manager of the Fort William Henry and the Champlain hotels, has arrived at Lake George and will spend the winter in charge of the hotel. George Valiquette, who has been manager of the hotel this past summer, has returned to New York City for the winter.

Walter Shearer and wife, of Albany, who spent the summer in Warrensburgh occupying rooms in Miss Noxon’s house on Main St. returned to the city Sept. 23, 1911. Shearer is chauffeur for Dr. Cyrus S. Merrill. (Note: Dr. Merrill and his daughter, Grace Merrill owned the summer home now known as Grace’s Pub. It was purchased in 1839 and enlarged by Stephen Griffing II, the father of Dr. Merrill’s deceased wife Mary Merrill.)

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