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Horse tramples owner

James Harrington, who lives a couple of miles from Bakers Mills, was hurt quite badly July 24, 1913 while leading one of his horses. As he was about to pass through a gate the animal shied and jumped, throwing Mr. Harrington down into some stones with such force that it dislocated his shoulder and bruised him badly on the back and shoulders. Dr. Lee Somerville attended to him.

Adirondack Garage thrives

Tim Lynch, proprietor of the Adirondack Garage has sold a new Ford Touring car to W.H. Straight, making Straight the latest member of the Warrensburgh Automobile Club.

Lynch will also hereafter conduct a bicycle repair department in connection with his business, having bought the outfit of Alonzo H. Sherman who closed his establishment in the Harris Block recently. (Note: Alonzo Sherman was the father of Francis “Red” Sherman, who ran a motorcycle shop next to the Warrensburgh Cemetery at the family homestead on Hudson St. Frank died last fall.)

Cunningham establishes dental office

The Cunningham office building at the corner of Main and School (now Stewart Farrar) streets is being thoroughly overhauled and many improvements are being made preparatory to its occupancy as an office by Dr. Arthur Cunningham who graduated last June (1912) from the dental department of the University of Pennsylvania. (Note: This small building was about where Stewart’s eight gas pumps are located today, next door to the historic Cunningham house that was later torn down, despite the efforts of community activist Teresa Whalen, as well as members of the Beautification Committee and the Warrensburgh Historical Society. Many years ago the late Mrs. Gilbert (Judy) Potter bought the small dental office building and had it moved to the corner of Library and Milton Avenue where it stands today, converted and enlarged into a lovely home.)

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

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