Re: Elephant Graveyard
- Saul the new pub is doing quite well Snow machiners in the winter and lots
of em also all the younger and the older locals head here for drinks or a
casual diner, good cook and nice view! The brochures are great I have three
of the sketches book and a beat up copy of the gem pesort the sketches book
can run as high as $100 for perfect one and this may be a bargain you don't
see them at all any more! I contacted the Argus printing co in 1985 they
were still in business after more than 100 years new owners through the
years but the same name They produced hundreds of printings like the ones
for the FJ&G throughout the northeast! The gentleman who talked to me told
me he wished I had contacted him in the late 1970's only a few years before
they had to(ARE YOU SITTING DOWN!!!) destroy all the glass negatives that
filled the cellar to make room for the computers for their updated printing
service!!!! They gladly would have given them to anyone who wanted them I
mentioned they could have easily sent them to the NYS museum My god there
was a treasure of photographic history there I was tempted to find out what
dump they used!! Ohh well this is life and this is what makes our feeble
pursuits of history so important If we can find the stuff now at least as
long as we can leave it where others will be able to use it when we are done
these artifacts and documented history won't be impossible for the furture
generations to find and use!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 31, 1999 2:46 PM
Subject: [FJGRailroad] Elephant Graveyard
> From: skalbfel@...
> Do you think a metal detector scan out where the cars were burned would
> any artifacts? Also, re what used to be the Beachcomber. I was there in
> after they opened. I liked the old dumpy place better. Where do they get
> clientele to keep open all year? Park is pretty desolate in the winter.
> I have a couple of promotional brochures my mother gave me a long time
> is little pocket size guide to the Park called Sacandaga Park The Gem
> the North. No date. Also have "Camera Sketches of Sacandaga Park". This
> 8 1/2 x 11 and in excellent condition. Pictures are excellent quality.
> a small collection of hand colored post cards. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
> > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
- I believe the people who run the "Sport Island Pub" have another, more
formal restaurant called "Lanzi's" down on Route 30 around Mayfield. It's on
the site of the old "Fisherman's Rest", where a World Record Great Northern
was caught just before the war. We figure the pike was a survivor from the
Vly that was flooded out by the dam at Conklingville.
As SK says, I preferred the dumpy old place twice.