Sunday, February 21, 2016
Genevieve Mary Fish Vaundell- Today February 21, 2016 a post on Ticonderoga Historical Society Face Book Page.
Today February 21, 2016 a post on Ticonderoga Historical Society Face Book Page.
Here is the link to the Ticonderoga Historical Society website---
from their Museum collection
Here in Ticonderoga we may say with truth that we are still using one of America's oldest roads. The carry from Lake George to the navigable water below the lower falls was used from a time to which the memory of man runneth not as a highway for the north and south travel thru the wilderness. Much of our village street known as The Portage follows this ancient path.
This article brought up wonderful memories of my Mom (Genevieve Fish Vaundell) who lived in Ticonderoga as a young girl until her Mom Emma Georgiana (Howe ) Fish Ash, age 47 died in 1928 when Genevieve was 13 yrs. old.
Words like "the Portage", “Weedsville School”, paper mill”, “Alexandria”, “Hague”, “Chilson Hill”, and many more: brought memories of my mom talking about her early childhood The happiest and best years of her life growing up in Ticonderoga, New York according to her.
I can remember when our family visited there in the summer my Mom always saying she was "going back home." My mom passed away 4 yrs. ago at the age of 97. Thanks to the Ticonderoga Historical Society, Arthur Carr, and mom for the memories.