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October 21, 2013

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75 YEARS — 1938

▶ Clarence Frenyea of Rand Hill Road shot down a golden eagle which was carrying away his pet cat. The bird’s wing span was 7 feet and 8 inches, and it weighed about 7 pounds. It’s the first eagle any area resident had seen and it is believed to have come from the Laurentian Mountains in Canada.

▶ The 12th-annual banquet of the Champlain Valley Fruit Growers Association, which has several special features planned, will be held at the Masonic Temple in Plattsburgh. First, Dr. A.B. Burrell will show colored motion pictures taken during a recent trip west, followed by special music, and then a period of dancing. 

▶ Senator Benjamin Feinberg will speak to the Plattsburgh Discussion Club about the proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution, which will be real inside information. The talk, held at the YMCA, will be followed by supper and a demonstration of the voting machines to be used in this year’s election.

100 YEARS — 1913

▶ An electric lighting and power plant is almost complete in the Village of Mooers, which will power 45 incandescent street lights as well as the Mooers Shirt Company, located in the same building as the plant. The electricity will be obtained from the Big Chazy river, which has always been a plentiful supply of electricity. 

▶ Game Protector Winch of Lake Placid was brutally assaulted by a hunter who clubbed him over the head with a rifle. Winch has killed several hounds in the woods this fall in enforcing the anti-hounding law, and threats had been made by owners of the dogs to get the protector. 

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Amy Heggen

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