Scaroon Lake and not Schroon Lake?



The year was 1803 when this first appeared in print, a fact we gleaned while noodling around the New York State Archives site.


The headline reads: “Map of two tracts of land called Scaroon Tract and Brant Lake Track. Map #49

“Map of two tracts of land; the northernmost situated in the County of Essex, called Scaroon Tract, and the southernmost in the County of Washington called Brant Lake Tract. Surveyed by George Webster, Deputy surveyor in 1803, Copied by John Randel, Jr., Albany, 27 March, 1804.;The area is now known as Schroon Lake”



We are not sure of why this occurred, but that’s one heck of a major typo. Know more about this? Share it with us in comments.

More from the Archive Site:

Identifier: NYSA_A0273-78_49

Date: 1803 - 1804

Contributor: Webster, George (surveyor)

Language: English

Repository: New York State Archives

Source: New York State Archives. New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor. Survey maps of lands in New York State, ca. 1711-1913. Series A0273-78, Map #49.

Shindig Benefits Horicon Historical Society

Shindig benefits the Historical Society's project to save the 1881 church for use as a Museum Annex to be open to the public on this Town-owned property.

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Major reconstruction of the structure is underway with a new foundation already installed and public bidding imminent for the final construction contract to make the facility handicap accessible and Code compliant. Over $50,000 contributed by hundreds of individuals and businesses and aided by a $100,000 New York State grant are saving this historic church structure.

Additional donations and raffles at this year’s Shindig will go toward final cost of giving a new museum life to this historic building. 

For more information on the Horicon Historical Society,  click here.

 2017 Shindig.

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