The early days of Warren County and Washington County, NY, and their various towns and townships are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 33 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include: Argyle, Adamsville, Athol, Bolton, Bolton Landing, Buskirk's Bridge, Caldwell, Chester, Chestertown, Cambridge, Dresden, Easton, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Fort Miller, Granville, Greenwich, Glens Falls (Glenn's Falls), Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Hague, Horicon, Hudson Falls, Jackson, Johnsburg, Kingsbury, Lake George, Luzerne, Putnam, Queensbury, Riparius, Sandy Hill, Salem, Sabbath Day Point, Union, Warrensburg, Wevertown, White Creek, Wait's Corners, Whitehall. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Battle of Lake George; Wise Words from Mohawk Chief Hendrick; a Bloody Pond; a Scenic Resort; the Capture of French Baron Dieskau in 1755; the Capture of Ft. William Henry and a Bloody Massacre; Major Rogers tricky escape from Indians; the Battle of Fort Ann and the dispute over "who won"; a Sketch of Ft. Edward; the tragic fate of Miss McCrea; how an Act of Kindness Saves a Life; Battle near Kingsbury; Bravery of Major Putnam; Bennington Battlefield, and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet has no index, but some of the names and sir names mentioned are: Co. Long, Jones, Campbell, Baldwin, Lt. Palmer, Cummings, James Bradshaw, Albert Baker, Francis Baylor, Schoonhoven, Capt. D'Ell, Capt. Harman, Thomas Clark, John Warford, Samuel Tomb, John Whiton, A.B. Lambert, James Proudfit, James Caldwell, Sir. William Johnson, Col. Ephraim Williams, Lt. Col. Whiting, Lt. Col. Cole, Lt. Col. Pomeroy, Gen. Lyman, Capt. Eyre, Titcomb, Col, Monroe, Gen. Webb, John Williams, Charles Lathrop Pack, Floyd Bennett, Father Isaac Jogues, Col. John Glen, Gen. Jeffrey Amherst, and Robert Rogers and of Rogers Rangers. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Jane McCrea Tree at Fort Edward, and views of Middle Granville Union Village, Sandy Hill, Salem Village, Whitehall, Caldwell and a Distant View of the village of Glenn Falls. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company.