Ticonderoga Children's Librarian
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July 8, 2002
Putnam Station, NY
The Glenburnie croquet trophy, 1914. I don't know any history of it. Edwin Blake won it in 1914 and he was the brother of Mrs. Leonard Brownson--the owner of this house. This was during the earliest days of the summer colony, right around the beginning of W.W.I. Last spring Jean Lobravico called me on the phone and told me she had something for this cottage. This had been in her china cabinet for fifty years. She sold her house and found it when she was moving.
The sailing trophy was won by my mother, Harriet S. Davison, in the July series of 1940 in Glenburnie Winabouts at the Northern Lake George Yatch Club, just across the lake. The boats were a one design class and they were about 12 feet long.
The creamer was salvaged after the fire that destroyed the Glenburnie Inn (built ca. 1910) in November 1969. The pamphlets are information and rate schedules for the hotel. The post card is a picture of the hotel, and the newsletter was put out occasionally in 1934. I'm wearing one of the waitress uniforms from the hotel from the late 1940's or early 1950's.
My family has been coming here in the summer since the early 1930's. My Uncle Barney (Quentin Davison) attended Adirondack Camp nearby. My grandparents bought a house in 1932, and then later my family bought this house in 1962. I moved here as a full time resident in 1986 and I can't imagine living anywhere else!
Bonnie is wearing a waitress uniform from the original Glenburnie Inn.