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Turning Back the Pages

It was indeed a day to sit by the coal fire, dream about spring and peruse the blooming catalogue of seeds which is found in nearly every home these days which is prepared to cater to the needs of those ambitious men who think to raise the vegetables and gather greens that look just like the pictures that adorn the pages of the book.

Tuesday, March 12, 1912 will be the 24th anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1888, which is remembered by the older inhabitants as “some storm.” Nobody living ever knew of such a storm, either before or since.

Warrensburgh’s elite auto club

A carload of Buick automobiles, shipped direct from the factory at Flint, Mich. to Miller Brothers of Glens Falls, arrived March 5, 1912 at the local freight station. Some of these have already been purchased by local enthusiasts and the remainder is on display downtown.

In Warrensburgh, G.W. Dickinson has sold his four-passenger Buick tonneau to S.E. Johnson and has purchased a five-passenger touring car of the same make. Mrs. L.W. Emerson has purchased a five-passenger Overland touring car. Thomas J. Smith and Frank W. Smith have each disposed of their automobiles and will appear this season with a Cadillac touring car and a Cadillac torpedo car, respectively.

J.K. Heffron will make his debut in automobile circles behind a 35 horsepower Buick roadster and John J. Smith has qualified for full membership by the purchase of an Overland roadster. He asserts, however, that he will buy a “real car” as soon as he becomes accustomed to the mechanism of “the beast.”

Griffing genealogy published

Henry Griffing, after years of research and arduous effort, has had the great pleasure of seeing published a complete genealogy of the Griffing family under the title, “Stephen Griffing, His Ancestory and Descendants.” The work was completed by Mrs. Edith Willoughby West of Glens Falls and was printed by Bullard Press of that city. The volume contains many photographs and was designed as a memorial to early Thurman settler, Stephen Griffing, Henry Griffing’s grandfather, with a detailed record of his ancestry and descendants listing 581 members of the family.

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

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