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Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell)

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Where is Lake George, New York, USA? 

Lake George is a town in Warren County, New York, USA. The town is named after the lake, Lake George. Within the town is a village also named Lake George.

The lake was discovered by Father Isaac Jogues in August 1642. He was later captured by Mohawks, escaped, and returned home to France. In 1646, he was sent on a political mission to the Iroquois to propose a treaty of peace, and at that point named the lake "Lac du Saint Sacrement" (The Lake of the Holy Sacrament).

In 1755, the lake was renamed "Lake George" by General Johnson in honor of King George II.

Lake George was also the site of Fort William Henry, named in honor of Prince William Henry, grandson of King George II, by General Johnson. The fort, its surrender to Marquis de Montcalm after a six-day siege by the French and Indians, and the following massacre all in 1757 were used by James Fenimore Cooper as the background for his famous novel The Last of the Mohicans.

The town was established in 1810 as the "Town of Caldwell" from parts of the towns of Bolton, Queensbury, and Thurman. In 1962 the town changed its name to Lake George.Wikipedia


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Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell) - Scene Among the Highlands on Lake George
American Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell)

Scene Among the Highlands on Lake George
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
  
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell) - Main Building, Silver Bay Association, Lake George, N. Y.
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell)

Main Building, Silver Bay Association, Lake George, N. Y.
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell) - Twin Mountains on Lake George, N.Y.
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell)

Twin Mountains on Lake George, N.Y.
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell) - Indian Bay and Elephant Mt., Lake George, N. Y.
Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell)

Indian Bay and Elephant Mt., Lake George, N. Y.

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1757 - August - Seige of Fort William Henry
The Siege of Fort William Henry was conducted in August 1757 by French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm against the British-held Fort William Henry. The fort, located at the southern end of Lake...Read MORE...

1758 - Battle of Fort Ticonderoga (Battle of Carillon)


Québec a Nation History (Part 12) (youtube.com)
General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

1860 - August 3 - American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY

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News  1902 - ONE WOMAN IS KILLED, MANY PERSONS INJURED. CARS CRASH TOGETHER ON HUDSON VALLEY ELECTRIC LINE. COLLISION OCCURS NEAR SUMMER HOTEL AT LAKE GEORGE, N. Y., AND GUESTS ACT AS RESCUERS.
Special to The New York Times.
Lake George, N. Y., July 9. - A trolley car accident in which one...Read MORE...

News  1909 - LAKE GEORGE RESORT BURNS. Fort William Henry Hotel Is Destroyed with $250,000 Loss.
LAKE GEORGE, N. Y., June 24. - The main building of the Fort William Henry Hotel at Lake George,...Read MORE...

1916
Lake George, a summer-resort of Warren co., N.Y. See Caldwell.

Caldwell, now officially known as ...Read MORE...


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flag  Neil E TRIPP (26 October 1887, Lake George, New York, USA (Caldwell) - , )
 

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