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The road will extend from Warrensburgh along the southern bank of the Schroon River southwesterly to Thurman Station on the Hudson River. The road will give the section about Pine and Bold Mountains and No. 9 Brook a direct improved highway of concrete bituminous construction to Warrensburgh where it will connect with the great New York to Montreal highway — state Rte. 9 — and will increase land values for property owners along the line.

Lightning destroys cottage

During the thunder storm, the night of April 15, 1912, Eldridge Pratt’s cottage on Trout Lake Road, about 3 miles from Bolton Landing, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The loss is estimated at $3,000 and only partly covered by insurance. The storm was brief but very severe.

Quick thinking saved her life

With her dress ablaze, ignited by a spark from her kitchen stove, Mrs. Almira Potter, 81, at her home on South St., Warrensburgh, tore part of the garment from her person and with remarkable coolness, seized a shawl and smothered the flames before they could burn her. Her only injury was to her hand, which was burned slightly.

River driver suffers illness

Ashley T. Kellogg of Glens Falls, superintendent of the Hudson River log drive, while with his gang of men in camp on the river between Warrensburgh and The Glen, became seriously ill with blood poisoning and was taken to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment. The trouble started with an outbreak of eczema on his face.

Brothers build new store

Haskell Brothers, the enterprising proprietors of Warrensburgh’s popular uptown grocery store, are remodeling the interior of their store building in the Wills Block on Hudson St., preparatory to the addition of an extensive line of dry goods, shoes, paints and varnishes.

Frank and George Haskell came here from Chestertown in 1903 and opened a grocery store in their present location. They kept pace with the times and their business enjoyed a steady growth. They have been characterized by a scrupulousness and honesty of purpose and their latest venture is but one of the successive stages of their growth. (Note: The Wills Block is the home of Irene Hall, the stone building just north of the former Griffin House Restaurant.)

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

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