I came across these while looking throught some old photos... my granmother and her cousin (?) on some early rise prototypes, i'm guessing saranac lake area around 1920 or so. i found another pic of the church in the background, anybody recognize it?
Gorgonzola - I did some searching with no luck. Also there's a feature in Google images that allows you to drag and image into the search bar and find other similar images. It's very cool and often yield good results, but not this time, at least for me.
The photo is of church, Potter Memorial Chapel, originally built on the grounds of the Stony Wold Sanatorium on Lake Kushaqua, Onchiota (Franklin County), New York. The sanatorium was founded in 1903 by Elizabeth Newcomb for the benefit of children and women suffering from tuberculosis. Nearby Saranac Lake was a major TB curing center in the region. The church was built beginning in 1906 and is done in a Tudor or Elizabethan Revival style. It was designed by J. Lawrence Aspinwall, a junior partner in the New York architectural firm of James Renwick. After the advent of antibiotics and the demise of the "fresh air" cure for TB, the property was sold to the missionary White Fathers of Africa, a Roman Catholic order, in the 1950s and the chapel was renamed the Church of the White Fathers of Africa. The state bought most of the sanatorium property in the 1970s and demolished most of its buildings but the church still remains, in private ownership.
thanks so much aarcher! makes sense, she worked at stony wold and i remember stories about lake kushaqua. and thanks for the link as well. its given me some inspration to get some more of these north country family photos and stories together
Nope tBatt, I didn't post it here. Only on T4T (cuz it's the Tuck place) and TGR East thread. Twenty years ago, but I still remember that day. Conditions, skiing and partner were off the wall that day. I'll eventually (not soon) right something about my first trip to Tuck in late May 1990. No action shots, just snow. It was memorable, but not for the skiing.
People that know me aren't surprised of my ability to remember past details, how do you expect this following TR of my 1st recollection of skiing over Forty years ago on Mount Royal in Montreal. This one might have been posted here.
I can't go any early for my own experience, however I have a few things from my late parents somewhere. I could probably write something base on tibits of information regarding the skiing they did in the 1950s.
I have been busy of late and lost track of the ski forums, is your season over Tbatt or are you still skiing?
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