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History of Lake George, New York, USA

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Lake George, New York, USA

Lake George, NY, formerly called "Caldwell," was formed from the Towns of Queensbury, Bolton, and Thurman on August 2, 1810. It is the smallest town in Warren County (32 square miles), originally named for James Caldwell and renamed as "Lake George" in 1962.

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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,...Read MORE...


  • Lake George, New York, USA
    Scene Among the Highlands on Lake George
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
    Artwork
  • 1854 - Caldwell
    Caldwell, a post-village, capital of Warren county. New York, on the S. end of Lake George, 62 miles N. from Albany. It contains a court house and...Read MORE...


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

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  • 1895 - Caldwell / Lake George
    Caldwell, or Lake George, a post-village, capital of Warren co., N.Y., is finely situated at the S. end of Lake George, in Caldwell township, about...Read MORE...


  • 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 woman, MRS. MAUDE STOCKWELL of Stillwater, was...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, owned by the Delaware and Hudson Company, was...Read MORE...


  • Lake George, New York, USA
    Main Building, Silver Bay Association, Lake George, N. Y.
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  • Lake George, New York, USA
    Twin Mountains on Lake George, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Lake George, a summer-resort of Warren co., N.Y. See Caldwell.

    Caldwell, now officially known as Lake George, a post-village, capital of Warren...Read MORE...


  • Lake George, New York, USA
    Indian Bay and Elephant Mt., Lake George, N. Y.
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Scene Among the Highlands on Lake George
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Artwork

Lake George, New York, USA
Pinterest
Main Building, Silver Bay Association, Lake George, N. Y.
Postcard

Lake George, New York, USA
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Twin Mountains on Lake George, N.Y.
Postcard

Lake George, New York, USA
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Indian Bay and Elephant Mt., Lake George, N. Y.
Postcard


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History and News of Lake George, New York, USA

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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 George, on the frontier between the British Province of New York and the French Province of Canada, was... Read MORE...

  • 1758 - Battle of Fort Ticonderoga (Battle of Carillon)


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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,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Caldwell
    Caldwell, a post-village, capital of Warren county. New York, on the S. end of Lake George, 62 miles N. from Albany. It contains a court house and... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Caldwell / Lake George
    Caldwell, or Lake George, a post-village, capital of Warren co., N.Y., is finely situated at the S. end of Lake George, in Caldwell township, about... Read MORE...

  • 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 woman, MRS. MAUDE STOCKWELL of Stillwater, was... 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, owned by the Delaware and Hudson Company, was... Read MORE...

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

    Caldwell, now officially known as Lake George, a post-village, capital of Warren... Read MORE...

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