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September 16, 2013

Lookback: Sept. 16 to 22

25 YEARS — 1988

Ganienkeh Territory Mohawks open a $1 million bingo hall opposed by the state, hoping to gain economic self-sufficiency. The Mohawk Indians refused to accept delivery of a temporary restraining order signed by a New York Supreme Court judge, and Ganienkeh spokesperson Paul Delaronde said state and federal laws do no apply in the territory. 

Titus Ski Area expands into the upper mountain, a $1 million project that doubles the vertical drop from 600 ft. to more than 1,200 ft., which will offer expert runs for advanced skiers. Seventy-five percent of Titus’s skiers are Canadian, and the mountain has been hailed as vital asset to the region’s economy. 

Schuyler Falls Town Historian Leo Perry aims to create a Historical Society, along with a photo album and a historical museum with any artifacts dug up on the researching trails. “I think too much of our history has slid by. We have to go back and pick it up.”

Scientists trigger artificial earthquakes to study the geology of the tremor-prone Adirondack Mountains. Working between midnight and 3 a.m., the scientists will detonate four tons of explosives and monitor the resulting shock waves.

50 YEARS — 1963

Peru, Altona and Ellenburg Central schools teach vocational agriculture to make future farmers aware of methods to increase farm production. Harold Damour, head of the program at Ellenburg, has 31 boys enrolled in his class and most come from a farm background. No girls are currently enrolled in any agriculture program in Clinton County.

SUNY Plattsburgh breaks a record with a fall enrollment of 1,965 students. All 14 enrolled international students from around the world have tuition waived by the State University of New York.

75 YEARS — 1938

A corner-stone-laying ceremony officiated by Dr. Edwin W. Sartwell, president of the board of education for the Central Rural Central School District No. 1, will be held in Peru for the new school building that will incorporate the Towns of Peru, AuSable, Saranac, Schuyler Falls and Black Brook. The building is financed by a public works administration grant.

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