Lake Placid’s Fame

Our fall bus tour continued to Lake Placid. Since our step-on-guide was a native and quite a character, he gave us our most memorable tour thus far. He showed us the sights with a special focus on the area’s biggest claim to fame: the Winter Olympics of 1980. Notable events of the 1980 Olympics: • … More Lake Placid’s Fame

Orphan Train

Would you send your seven-year-old out on the streets to live? Or expect him to earn a living for your family? In 1852 the New York City Police Chief estimated 30,000 abandoned children roamed the streets—mainly children of immigrants. The city didn’t have the resources or infrastructure to deal with the growing problem. Little work … More Orphan Train