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Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society sets spring program

Fire towers to be discussed in North Hudson

The Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society’s annual spring program will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the North Hudson town hall.

The Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society’s annual spring program will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the North Hudson town hall.

— The Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society’s annual spring program will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the North Hudson town hall.

Randy Kneer, author of the book “The Untold Story of Helen Ellett,” will speak. Ellet devoted a great part of her life as a observer at the Dickerson Fire Tower. She recently celebrated her 92nd birthday.

Kneer’s books will be available at the meeting.

John Freeman, from the Adirondack Mountain Club, and David Thomas-Train will discuss the ADK Fire Tower Walking Challenge.

“It is a wonderful family activity that includes walking to summits with fire towers, earning an official patch as a recognition for completing the challenge and learning more about nature and the environment,” said Loris Clark of the historical society.

Families who are interested in the challenge and cannot make the meeting can get more information from the ADK Mountain Club at 668-4447.

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society was founded in 1972. Since that time the society has grown to 280 members and operates a museum at 1144 US Route 9, Schroon Lake. The officers and board of directors continually plan for future expansion to house the ever growing collection of valuable artifacts. In addition to operating the museum, the society conducts several community events each year.

Interested people can contact the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society at 532-7615 or Clark at 532-0533, e-mail SNHHSI@verizon.net.

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