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Activity in Lake George

The story of how Manager Mortimer M. Kelly of the Fort William Henry Hotel convinced some out of town guests that there were fish in Lake George is gaining considerable circulation. Mr. Kelly, just to “show them,” donned fishing togs and took a line or two out on the lake. In only a couple of hours he returned with 39 pounds of the finest lake trout ever.

Many new summer homes are being built this spring at Lake George and extensive additions are being made to the new Fort William Henry Hotel which is nearing completion after the fire. The pergola will make this structure one of the most attractive parts of the hotel grounds. The new Delaware and Hudson station next door is very artistic and was ready by June 1, 1912. The cost is in excess of $20,000.

The village is the scene of unusual activity this spring. The buildings formerly occupied by the Lake George Country Club will be utilized as a hotel this season under the management of the owner, A.H. Russell, who was formerly proprietor of the Lake House. Supervisor E.J. Worden, owner and proprietor of the Arlington and Worden Hotels, is making big improvements to his proprieties.

Short lives, sad farewells

Howard G. Hammond, 26, of Lake George, died at Glens Falls Hospital where he had been taken for treatment. He leaves a widow and two small children.

Mrs. William Wood, 25, died Monday, May 27, 1912 at her home in Thurman after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, two small children and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Moyer.

Miss Edna M. Rice, 21, a daughter of Frank Rice, died Monday morning, May 20, 1912 in New York City. Death was caused by tubercular throat trouble of four weeks duration. She was a 1909 graduate of Luzerne High School. The funeral was one of the largest ever attended in Luzerne and the floral tributes were many.

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

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