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September 17, 2012

Lookback: Sept 17-23


The town of Schroon is to hold a special town meeting to vote on a proposition to appropriate $2,000 for the purpose of macadamizing the main street of the village of Schroon Lake. A state road, with the 16-foot roadway, is to be built through the village and it proposed that the town macadamize the remainder of the street along both sides of this roadway to the curbing.

Parole officer Farrington and officer Price of Clinton prison had an experience on Chazy Lake which they will not soon forget: being lost in the waters of Lake for four hours and only getting their bearings after midnight by climbing a tree and locating George Badger’s hotel which was less than 200 feet from where they were wandering aimlessly in the water up to their armpits. The two men had left Severance’s camp on the east side of the lake shortly after eight o’clock in a rowboat with the intention of crossing to Badger’s dock, on the opposite side. A gale was blowing and rain was falling at the time they left the camp and on their trip across the lake the waves ran high, swamping and then sinking their small boat.

— Compiled by Shawn Ryan

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