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The Democratic National Convention held July 2, 1912 in Baltimore nominated New Jersey Gov. Woodrow Wilson for president. (Note: Gov. Wilson won the election over incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft.

The city of Glens Falls is to be “embalmed” in moving pictures. Photographs have been made showing the fire department in action, the operation of trolley cars and other interesting features of the city’s daily life. Films will be made and the pictures will be shown in local theatres.

Thomas Burch and Miss Ethel Bennett, both of Bolton Landing, were married Thursday, July 4, 1912 by the Rev. Thomas J. Hunter at the Baptist parsonage in Warrensburgh.

A.J. Jones of North Caldwell has a big gray horse and a nice two seater. He is haying and thinks the horse will do better work than the auto.

Ithiel Wescott has bought Jabez R. Waddell’s farm and sugaring outfit in Johnsburgh for $1,000 and Mr. Waddell has bought Walter Whitmore’s farm for $800.

John J. Archer is painting the building on the Warren County Fairgrounds. Reuben Smith of Igerna has purchased a new automobile.

Lost: ladies gold watch in Sheridan E. Prosser’s strawberry patch on Horicon Ave. Finder will be given suitable reward upon return of the watch to Mrs. Orange Wood, Warrensburgh. (Note: This strawberry patch would now be on Rosalie Ave., probably in the dooryard of the Michael Harrington family home.

Recalling a little piece of gum

In the Summer 2012 issue of the Warrensburgh Historical Society Quarterly, Roscoe G. Hastings wrote an article on the history of the Queens Village Golf Course that brought back fond memories. This venue is today known as Cronin’s Golf Resort.

Roscoe Hastings comes from a literary Warrensburgh family. His mother, Abbie Hastings, is a well-known local history book author and his brother John Hastings is a valued member of the historical society, a talented history writer and editor of the Quarterly. Not long ago Roscoe gave a great lecture at the Merrill-Magee House on his ancestor, Mary Sage of Darrowsville, who professed to be a 106 years old when she died in 1916.

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