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On Feb. 14, 1914 in Glens Falls, all of the big stores closed their doors at noon in order that their employees might reach their homes without incident because of the raging snow storm.

The morning of Feb. 24, it was 42 degrees below zero in Chestertown. Thirty inches of snow fell on Bolton Landing. Because of the weather, the Bolton Light & Power Co. has been unable to furnish light lately, a great inconvenience.

On a lighter note, the young men have built a toboggan slide about half a mile long in Adirondack and it is crowded nearly every night, many going to enjoy the sport and others to see it.

Farrar secures new job

Stewart Farrar has secured a position as salesman for the Penn Wholesale Tobacco Co. of New York. He will make his headquarters in Warrensburgh and his territory will consist of Warren and several of the surrounding counties. The company handles all the popular brands of cigars and tobacco. (Note: Stewart Farrar, years ago the outstanding Warrensburgh historian, was the town’s star baseball player and later postmaster for many years. He was honored by having the town’s former School Street renamed for him. He was the grandfather of former Richards Library librarian, Sarah Farrar.)

River swallows building

A story-and-a-half frame building on River St. in Lewisville, partly overhanging the Schroon River, occupied by Harry C. Wells as a machine shop, collapsed the night of March 1, 1914 under the weight of the snow which had accumulated on its flat roof. The building was wrecked and several of the machines it contained were ruined, part of the building and many valuable tools fell into the river which were lost. (Note: Lewisville was the historic name for the settlement on River St. in Warrensburgh)

Mr. Wells had removed only part of the snow deposited by the big storm of Feb. 14, 1914. The damage is estimated at about $600. The owner states that he will rebuild.

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