June 25, 2012

Lookback: June 25, 2012


▶ Republic Steel Corp. Monday announced its Lyon Mountain mine will reopen July 9. William A. Blomstran, Adirondack district manager, also announced that the company’s Port Henry mine will close this Saturday.

75 YEARS AGO – 1937

▶ The new Rouses Point vehicular bridge will be open for traffic July 1 according to an announcement this week by ex-Sen. Mortimer Y. Ferris, of Ticonderoga, chairman of the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission.

▶ On Sunday, July 4, Camp Tapawingo, the girls summer recreational camp located on the shores of Lake Champlain at Point au Roche, will open under the direction of Mrs. Helen Beasely Ochs of Norwich, Conn. She comes to Plattsburgh highly recommended by Girl Schouts national headquarters.

▶ After July 1, all milk sold in the City of Plattsburgh is required to be pasteurized. This is the culmination of progressively restrictive regulations passed by the State Department of Health with a view to protecting public health from some of the dangers of raw milk.

▶ The official opening of the new state campsite, located just east of the Plattsburgh Municipal Bathing Beach, will take place July 1. Just before the opening an extensive motor parade will start from Trinity Park, headed by a motor escort of State Police and will go directly to the campsite.

100 YEARS AGO – 1912

▶ Professor Guy Potter Benton addresses the Class of 1912 during graduating exercises held at the Plattsburgh Theatre.

▶ A serious accident happened at Mountain View, near Malone, Monday afternoon when Dr. D.L. Hartman received a gunshot wound in the leg which caused it to be amputated later at the Montreal hospital. According to the story told by the injured man, a hawk was seen in the neighborhood of the Payne camp, where he was visiting, and the doctor hastily caught up his shotgun and started in pursuit. In his eagerness to get a shot at the bird, he tripped over a projecting root and in some manner, the trigger of the gun became caught and the firearm was discharged.

▶ Arthur Langio, 28 years old, was killed in the separator in the Lyon Mountain mines Wednesday. The accident by which Langio came to his death was caused when he attempted to shift a belt and his clothing became caught in the shafting.

— Compiled by contributing writer Shawn Ryan

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