Turning Back the Pages

Miss Allora Phelan, teacher at the high school in Chestertown, has gone to Cherry Valley to spend the holiday with her parents. Miss Julia O’Keefe closed her school in district No. 10, North Thurman on Friday, Dec. 20, 1912 and returned to her home in Hadley. Miss Nina Hathaway closed her school in the Harrington Hill district on Monday, Dec. 23, 1912 and returned to her home in Greenwich.

C.E. Dickinson is building a new wagon shed on his barn at Trout Lake, Bolton. Julius MacKinstry of Adirondack, killed a yearling bull that weighed 423 pounds. Harry Carpenter has pneumonia. Ralph Hill, son of Scott Hill of Trout Lake, Bolton was operated upon for appendicitis at the Albany Hospital.

In Thurman, Holden Kenyon, while piling logs with his grandson, Leo A. Baker in the woods on Friday, Dec. 20, 1912, fell on the frozen ground and broke his nose. Sanford Kenyon killed a pig that weighed 410 pounds.

Looking back in time from 1912

One hundred and five years ago, Dec. 28,1807, the Warrensburgh First Baptist church was founded.

The Warrensburgh Grist mill was built 88 years ago in 1824 on River street. (Note…Much later, on Dec. 28, 1976 the Grist Mill beside the Schroon River was opened as a restaurant, tavern and craft shop by Nancy Fitler and operated by Barbara McLaughlin.)

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

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