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Bill Carr <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 18:07:46 -0500
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According to our most trustworthy current source (JIMAPCO, Clifton Park,
NY) there is a Woods Hollow Rd. formed at the intersection of Lansing Road
and Broadalbin Cemetery Road just outside the northwest corner of the
Village of Broadalbin. There is also a Woods Hollow Bay at the very
southwest corner of the Great Sacandaga Lake which would imply that
whatever Woods Hollow was in terms of a settlement, it has now at the
bottom of the reservoir since the valley was flooded to form the reservoir
in 1930.

Bill Carr
Ballston Lake
Saratoga County

From: William Ringle <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Woods Hollow & Al Smith
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 5:43 AM

Can anyone suggest where I might find:

     -- The location, in 1854, of  Wood -- or maybe Wood's or Woods --
Hollow? Evidently it was a community near Gloversville because a
contemporary book and news accounts said a suspect in a crime, captured
there in 1854, was brought to Gloversville for arraignment.

 I tried the NYS Committee on Geographic names. No dice. I looked on modern
topographic maps (in the DeLorme book; I don't have the more detailed
government ones). I intend to try the U. S. Commission on Geographic Names,
but I figured if N. Y. doesn't have it, they probably won't.

    --  A speech or an essay by Gov. Al Smith called "Why Arietta?" He used
Arietta, a sparsely populated Adirondack town, to question why such places
all had to have town governments. My authority for this was former Lt. Gov.
(under Dewey) and Comptroller  Frank C. Moore who was  a great enthusiast
for town government. Moore mentioned it in a speech about 50 years ago but
I've never been able to find the Al Smith original.

                                             Thanks in advance,

                                               William RIngle