Glens Falls, New York, USA - Hotel Ruliff and Empire Theatre
Glens Falls, New York, USA

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Glens Falls, New York, USA - Paper Mills, a Busy Industry, Glens Falls N.Y.
Glens Falls, New York, USA

Paper Mills, a Busy Industry, Glens Falls N.Y.
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Glens Falls, New York, USA - St. Mary's Church
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Glens Falls, New York, USA
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Where is Glens Falls, New York, USA? 

Glens Falls is a city in Warren County, New York, United States. The name was given by Colonel Johannes Glen, the falls referring to a large waterfall in the Hudson River at the southern end of the city.

Glens Falls is located in the southeast corner of Warren County, surrounded by the town of Queensbury to the north, east, and west, and by the Hudson River and Saratoga County to the south.Wikipedia


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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 transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts and used by George Washington's army on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day) to free Boston from British control during the American...Read MORE...


News  1869 - A few days ago, George Frost, of Lansingburg, N. Y., walked to Glens Falls, N. Y. and back, a distance of 104 miles,
in twenty-three hours and forty-five minutes, arriving in Lansingburgh at 12 o'clock noon, not all that tired. He finished the day working at his trade.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 29, 1869
Added: 4/26/2014 10:42:32 AM - 1  Updated: 6/19/2014 7:10:05 PM - 1

1871 - Queensbury and Glens Falls
QUEENSBURY was incorporated by patent as a township, May 20, 1762, and embraced 2,300 acres. It was reorganized as a town March 13, 1786. Luzerne was taken off in 1792, and a part of Caldwell in 1810. A strip of territory one mile wide was taken from Luzerne and added to this town in 1802. It lies...Read MORE...


News  1890 - THE BRIDGE GAVE WAY. TWO LIVES LOST, TWO PERSONS INJURED, AND TWO MEN MISSING.
Troy, N.Y., March 15. - At about 10:30 o'clock this morning the Queensbury span of the old Queensbury-Moreau Bridge at Glens Falls fell into the Hudson River, carrying down the workmen who were upon it. The bridge was being demolished for the purpose of constructing an iron bridge, and only the...Read MORE...


News  1909 - LAKE GEORGE LOSES HOTEL. THE FORT WILLIAM HENRY, THE LARGEST RESORT IN ADIRONDACK REGION, TOTALLY DESTROYED.
(By United Press.)
Glens Falls, N. Y., June 24. - The Fort William Henry Hotel, the largest resort on Lake George and the Adirondack region, was destroyed by fire early this morning, with a loss of half a million dollars. The great structure was entirely consumed one hour after the blaze was...Read MORE...



News  1912 - AIRMAN HURLED INTO BARN.
Spaulding Hurt When Biplane Is Wrecked at Glens Falls
Special to The New York Times.

GLENS FALLS, July 4. - Ira D. Spaulding, an aviator of Brattleboro, Vt., while giving an exhibition for the Clawson & Hamilton Aviation Company at League Park at Glens Falls this afternoon, was badly hurt when...Read MORE...



1916
Glens Falls, a banking post-village of Warren co., N.Y., on the Hudson River and on the Delaware and Hudson R., 61 miles N. of Albany. The river here falls about 50 feet and presents picturesque scenery. The manufactures comprise shirts and collars, paper and pulp, flour, cigars, brick and...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Eastwood
America/USA  Olive Eastwood (4 October 1864, Glens Falls, New York, USA - 13 February 1936, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Nadeau
America/USA  Elizabeth Nadeau (06/05/1921, Glens Falls, New York, USA - 07/25/2010, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Davenport (Devenport)
America/USA  Pearl Davenport (Devenport) (12/30/1890, Valley Falls, New York, USA - 3/31/1985, Glens Falls, New York, USA)

Parrow
America/USA  Edmund E Parrow (3 July 1910, Troy, New York, USA - September 1984, Glens Falls, New York, USA)

Wing
America/USA  Abraham Wing (26 November 1721, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA - 3 May 1795, Glens Falls, New York, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Edward Tucker Wing (27 July 1727, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA - bef. 1820, Glens Falls, New York, USA)

Wood
America/USA  Anstis Wood (7 September 1723, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA - 29 May 1807, Glens Falls, New York, USA) gravestone
 


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