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Baked beans must be traditionally served on Thanksgiving day but are cooked just a little bit better than those doled out during the week. They are soaked in salt water for a short time and put in a big kittle with plenty of pork and buried in the ground on a bed of glowing hardwood coals and served with brown bread made with dried apple sauce and molasses.

Years ago a woodsman thought it was necessary to have a haunch of venison or moose meat for the holiday meal, but that time is past and now they want their rabbit pie with all the trimmings.

There is not a man in a dozen who goes into the woods for the winter that cares a snap for any other dish for Thanksgiving than a good old rabbit potpie or stew, with all the trimmings, as only a cook in a lumber camp is able to concoct. The meal is far better than some of the expensive meals served in the big hotels of major cities.

Wax museum opens

A New York man has established a “World in Wax” exhibition in Glens Falls, something in the order of the famous Eden Musee in New York city.

There are life size wax figures of the Rev. Clarence V.T. Richeson, Captain Smith of the Titanic (His ship sank April 15, 1912), John Schrank (He unsuccessfully shot Teddy Roosevelt. See Oct. 20, 2012 Journal), Harry Kendall Thaw, Evelyn Nesbitt thaw, Thomas A. Edison and many others of great note.

The show is on Glen Street, in the store building formerly occupied by Frank Greenberger.

(Note…Rev. Clarence Virgil Thompson Richeson, 35, a Baptist minister, died in the electric chair at Boston on May 21, 1912 for the sensational murder of Miss Avis Willard Linnell, 19, a singer in the church choir, who died by his hand on Oct. 14, 1911 of poisoning. It was an early and much publicized crime of the 20th century.

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

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