SARANAC LAKE--THE WAY WE WERE






CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS SARANAC LAKE MYSTERY MAN?




411 PHOTOS --- AND STILL GROWING. SEND IN YOUR SARANAC LAKER PHOTO!



HERE ARE SOME GREAT 70's SHOTS BY PHOTOGRAPHER, JAMES "RUDI" SNYDER



DURING THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES RUDI SNYDER TOOK UP HIS CAMERA AND CAPTURED THE CHARACTER AND CHARACTERS OF SARANAC LAKE IN HUNDREDS OF IMAGES. WHEN RUDI LEFT TOWN HIS OLD BUDDY, BILLY ALLEN, CONTINUED IN THE VENTURE OF RECORDING THE PEOPLE AND PLACES OF THAT ERA. RUDI HAS SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS OF HIS SPARE TIME SCANNING AND SUBMITTING THOSE EXCELLENT IMAGES TO SHARE WITH YOU. I'M GRATEFUL THAT RUDI AND BILLY CHOSE BUNKSPLACE AS A HOME FOR THESE GREAT MEMORIES OF SARANAC LAKE.


FIRST A FEW RECENT SHOTS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER HIMSELF!

SAY, HEY, IT'S RUDI AND WILLIE MAYS


RUDI AND THE METS
RUDI WAS RECENTLY SELECTED TO BE ON THE 2008 METS BACKUP TEAM
RUDI WITH METS SUPER-SLUGGER, DAVID WRIGHT


RUDI AND JERRY SEINFELD (A GREAT METS FAN) SWAP ONE-LINERS


RUDI WITH 69 METS PLAYERS ED KRANEPOOL AND RON SWOBODA


RUDI AT BATTING PRACTICE


RUDI AND THE COMPLETE 2008 BACKUP TEAM


Remember Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen? Rudi and Cecelia rang in 2008 with the commander in New Jersey. Commander Cody played a couple of gigs at The Waterhole "several" years ago.
THE COMMANDER AND RUDI


That great Southern fried guitarist, Mark Emerick, was at the club also. Here's Cecelia and Mark
CC AND MARK


Here's Cecelia and the infamous "NAKED COWBOY OF TIMES SQUARE", Robert John Burck. Bob began this strange profession in 2004. It's only a summer job!
CC AND THE "NAKED COWBOY"


RUDI, WHO IS NOW A RACONTEUR FOR DOCKBUILDERS AND PILE DRIVERS LOCAL UNION 1456 OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, GETS TO MEET A LOT OF FAMOUS PEOPLE. HERE ARE JUST A FEW.



RUDI TAKES A MOMENT FROM HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO CHAT WITH SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER AND MONA
RUDI MONA AND CHUCK


RUDI WISHES HILLARY A HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY.
RUDI AND HILLARY CLINTON


RUDI, ALTHOUGH A CITIZEN OF NEW JERSEY, ACCEPTS AN AWARD FROM EX NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR, ELLIOT SPITZER, ON BEHALF OF LOCAL 1456.
(ELIOT HAD JUST RETURNED FROM THE EMPEROR'S CLUB VIP, WHICH I BELIEVE IS A GARDENING CLUB FOR RETIRED NUNS, ONE OF HIS FAVORITE CHARITIES.)
RUDI AND EX GOVERNOR ELLIOT SPITZER


AMAZINGLY, WITH ALL HIS ACTIVITIES, RUDI STILL HAS TIME TO VISIT THE RETIRED NUNS AT THE EMPEROR'S CLUB VIP DOWN THE STREET FROM HIS HOME. THE NUNS LOOK FORWARD TO HIS SUNDAY VISITS AND HIS KIND GIFTS OF FOOD AND TRINKETS. BLESS YOU MR. SNYDER.
RUDI AND THE SISTERS OF THE PASSION


RUDI MEETS YOGI BERRA
ACTUAL CONVERSATION---RUDI: "YOU LOOK PRETTY COOL, MR. BERRA!" YOGI: "THANKS, YOU DON'T LOOK SO HOT YOURSELF!"
RUDI AND THE GREAT YOGI BERRA

RUDI AND BOXING CHAMP, KEN NORTON

RUDI AND SMOKIN' JOE FRAZIER ENJOYING A BASS ALE

RUDI MEETS LARRY HOLMES


RUDI'S ODDS AND ENDS

RUDI'S FATHER, ROY SNYDER, TAUGHT AT NCCC DURING IT'S GROWING YEARS AND RUDI HAS INHERITED HIS FATHER'S SKILLS AT TEACHING. RUDI VOLUNTEERS MANY HOURS OF HIS SPARE TIME TUTORING POOR, YOUNG IMMIGRANTS IN NYC. HIS ONLY PAYMENT IS THE SINCERE DEVOTION OF HIS STUDENTS. THE WORLD COULD USE MORE CARING PEOPLE LIKE RUDI SNYDER.
RUDI POSES IN CLASS WITH TWO OF HIS STUDENTS

RUDI AND DAUGHTER LISA JANE BREAKING ICE AT THE BOBRUN

RUDI AND THE GIRLS OF THE SUMMER OF '06


RUDI'S SARANAC LAKE FRIENDS

In the winter of 1984, Billy Allen made his famous attempt to drive a golf ball from the top of Mount Baker into Moody Pond. His theory was that because the distance from the top of the mountain to the pond was 0.68 miles and the difference in height was 885 feet and the temperature was below 32 degrees then the curvature of the flight would be --- forget it! They're still looking for the ball!
BILLY ALLEN ATTEMPTS TO HIT MOODY POND FROM MOUNT BAKER

BOB DECKER,(FOREGROUND),NICK LOGIE, LEO, BOLTER, AND JOEL MUNN WRESTLE AT LAKE COLBY DURING RUGBY WEEKEND, 1975
RUGBY WEEKEND

BOLTER CAMPION, LOUIE HALL, JOHN CAMPION SR, GEORGE CAMPION, JIMMY CAMPION AND TIM PERIA

JOHNNY RAYMOND AND FRIENDS

GOOD FRIENDS AND A CRACKLING CAMPFIRE-BILLY AND RUDI

JACK KNIGHT LEARNS A NEW CHORD FROM BILLY ALLEN

BILLY ALLEN IN HIS OWN PRIVATE SPACE-1973

GREGORY "TANZER" TANZINI

BILLY ALLEN AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE HIS 50th ON THE LAKE-2004-

SHAKES DISPLAYS HIS SPIDER POWERS AS HAWK HOLDS THE PILLAR STEADY

JOHN MORGAN AND PAT FOUNTAIN----STRANGE!

1976--SLCHS BAND PLAYING AT 1980 WINTER OLYMPIC GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

DIGNITARIES AT 1980 WINTER OLYMPIC GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

MIRACLE ON ICE--BOB RICHTER'S MOMENT OF GLORY

"LITTLE JOE" GLADD (IN GREEN)-----THE WILD ONE!

DOUG WARNER AND CAROL COULLIER--ANOTHER WILD ONE

DOUG WARNER OUT ON A LIMB

POLICE CHIEF GIL MIRON--WINTER CARNIVAL CROWD CONTROL

GEORGE BEDORE--WINTER CARNIVAL SNOW CONTROL

CASEY MORGAN OF MORGAN'S 11

BRIAN MORGAN WINNING MEDAL AT JR. BOBSLED RACE--1975

OUR OLD BUDDY, CHUCK DELANCETT (2/11/1944-7/9/2003), AS HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED

LONNY ROURKE, HUNTER, FISHERMAN AND ONE HELL OF A NICE OLD GUY

BILLY ALLEN--MATADOR

BRIAN BAKER AND GARY "ERNIE" COLLELA AT THE WATERHOLE

SKIP EMMONS AT THE WATERHOLE

JOEY WOODRUFF-ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE-

"GUMBY" McLAUGHLIN--1974--

TOP DOG AND COOLEST OF THE CANINES, WESTPORT.

ANOTHER COOL CANINE, DAVE AND JOANNE MACDOWELL'S SUZIE.

JOEL MUNN, BOLTER CAMPION, WESTPORT AND STU

PAUL "BUMMER" DUPREY, MISSED BY US ALL.

WAR CANOE!
CHARLIE DECKER, BRENT RUSHLAW, ???, JOHNNY O, ALAN WAMSGANZ, RABBIT OBECK, PAT "SPACE PLUMBER" STRATTON and SHANNON McLAUGHLIN


THE WAR CANOE CREW ON DRY LAND!

TIM DOYLE TAKES FIRST PRIZE

HERE THEY ARE, VINNIES VAMPS AND COACH "LUCKY" BILL ALLEN!!!

BEEF BEVILAQUA, JAN PLUMADORE AND JERRY GILMETT, RUGGERS

GO REDSKINS!! JAN PLUMADORE, JOHNNY RAYMOND AND JOHN MORGAN

1980 RUGBY SUPERBOWL, SARANAC LAKE. USA VERSUS CANADA

HAWK EDELBERG, BUTCH SAGEMAN AND THE OLD FORESTER

JAY SAVAGE- EZ RIDER

NICK LOGIE, JEFF BEAMISH AND MIKE BEGLIN

NICK LOGIE, ORIGINAL MOUNTAINEER

FOLK ART WITH BOLTER AND DICKY

ARTISTIC RENDERING OF SHAKES AND SHANNON MCLAUGHLIN


THE TWO SHOTS BELOW WERE TAKEN BY RUDI'S BETTER HALF, CECELIA.

RUGBY REUNION 1997

DOC KOGAR, JOHN MORGAN, JAN PLUMADORE,PETER FRENETTE, BRENT RUSHLAW,TOM SCIACCA, WAYNE NEWMAN and JAMES "RUDI" SNYDER..1997 MOUNTAINEERS RUGBY CLUB 25th ANNIVERSARY REUNION

RUGBY REUNION 1997


SHAKES, RUDI AND "DOLPHIN" MORGAN

QUEEN PHYLISS KNOBEL AND KING LOUIE FOBARE WINTER CARNIVAL 1977

PETE CAMELO AND SALLY (BRANCH) MULDOWNEY-CARNIVAL 1977

TUG DUFFY AND LIZ SCAMEL-CARNIVAL 1977

DAVE ROBERTSON AND PATTY HOWARD-CARNIVAL 1977

DAVE SCOLLIN AND ROBIN GILBERT-CARNIVAL 1977

MIKE KEOUGH AND VICKIE FOUNTAIN-CARNIVAL 1977

T.C. NORMAN AND EILEEN BRISTOL-CARNIVAL 1977

TODD FOBARE AND BRENDA CRUICKSHANK-CARNIVAL 1977

TANZER AND MIZ DEBBIE

JIM LAPAN AND WAYNE NEWMAN ENJOY SAILING

TONY LUPINO AND DAVE FAVRO

DICK PARK

MARK'S GRILL AKA VINNIES SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE SEVENTIES

AMISH GROUP

BRAD SAGEMAN,AKA "TASMANIAN DEVIL"

JACK DELAHANT AT THE LAKE PLACID CLUB ORGAN

LISA Y TAKES A KNIGHT OFF

THE ORIGINAL BACKDOOR AND THE CAPABLE STAFF

JOSH CLEMENT, FORMER PROPRIETOR OF "THE DOOR/STUDIO 76"

IRREVERENT EDDIE "EGGPLANT" MACDOWELL

POLICE CHIEF GERALD OXFORD, SECOND BASE

POLICE CHIEF GERALD OXFORD---BATTER UP!

JUDGE CARL GRIEBSCH, UMPIRE

JOHN MORGAN AT WORK

JIMMY LAFOUNTAIN

ROY SNYDER AND BOB BROWN OF NCCC

KELLY MORGAN AND DICKIE DORA (Newman's wedding reception at Will Rogers)

CASA DEL SOL

CASA DEL SOUL(CASA DE GUSTA)RIVER STREET

CASA DE GUSTA 2

TIT RATIGAN CURING ON THE PORCH OF CASA DE GUSTA 2

NICK KRETIS, BOB CARR AND BOB CARLSON AT CASA DE GUSTA

BILLY ALLEN

THE ALTO SOPRANOS

HAS ANYBODY HERE SEEN MY OLD FRIEND ABRAHAM?

BOLTER CHECKS HIS FUEL BEFORE CASTING OFF

THREE BLATANT VIOLATIONS OF THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW.(AND ONE "POSSIBLE" OFFENDER!)

SULLY ON DEW DROP'S FLOAT

KING JEFF WHISHER AND QUEEN BETTY DORA 1975

SHAKES ENJOYS "LADIES NIGHT OUT"

JOHN CAMPION WHEN HE HAD HAIR

BEA LAFOUNTAIN AND KEN GARWOOD SELLING TREES IN FL

HENRY SAVARIE TOSSING A FEW

HENRY'S BACKHAND

TOM RATIGAN, MOUNTAIN MAN

THE FAMOUS HI-PEAKS ROOFING SOFTBALL TEAM - 1975
BACK: FORREST CARR, BILLY ALLEN, DICK DORA, T.C. CLEMENT, SID COLE, GEORGE CAMPION, NITRO MORGAN, PEANUT BAKER AND BRIAN BAKER FRONT: BRENT RUSHLAW, JOE MUNN, SHAKES McLAUGHLIN, KENNY GARWOOD AND RUDI SNYDER


GIL MIRON CONTEMPLATES A TASTY, COLD BEVERAGE

TERRY BAILEY, NICK LOGIE, JERRY GILMETTE AND JERRY FLETCHER

BLACK FLY LEAGUE AND PLAYOFF CHAMPS OF 1977-DUFFY'S CEDAR POST -
BACK ROW: DICK BRANCH, BRENT RUSHLAW, RUDI SNYDER, DOLPHIN MORGAN, BRIAN BAKER, SID COLE, DICK DORA, LARRY BRANCH AND FORREST CARR FRONT ROW: T.C. CLEMENT, PEANUT BAKER, DAN GOFF, JOE MUNN AND SHAKES McLAUGHLIN


SARANAC LAKE MOUNTAINEERS RUGBY TEAM OF THE 70's

SARANAC LAKE MOUNTAINEERS RUGBY TEAM OF THE 70's 2

RUGBY STREAKERS (CENSORED VERSION)

THE 1968 REDSKINS NORTHERN LEAGUE BASEBALL CHAMPS

GARWOOD, MORGAN AND SNYDER INVADE FLORIDA

KING WAYNE'S WEDDING

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SHOT OF THE 1981 BERKLEY FIRE TAKEN BY JAMES "RUDI" SNYDER

THE SHAMROCK INN IN 1975. NOW REOPENED AND STILL IN NANCY'S FAMILY.

HERE'S THE DEW DROP INN'S FAMOUS SIGN WHEN IT LIT UP BROADWAY



THESE SHOTS ARE FROM THE FABULOUS BILLY ALLEN COLLECTION, SCANNED AND EDITED BY JAMES "RUDI" SNYDER



HERE'S BILLY WITH THE NIKON HE USED FOR THESE SHOTS

Billy captured this beautiful, peaceful scene of the Waterhole #3 on Christmas Eve, 1986.
THE WATERHOLE #3 DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS 1986

BILL ALLEN SR. AND RALPH MORROW

JOE CAVELLO SR.

ELAINE AND KRISTY KNOBLE

BRENT AND SAM RUSHLAW

ERNIE THURBER AT THE WATERHOLE #3-1985

CHUCK SIMPSON AND KATHY MUNN-1985


"ERNIE" COLLELA AND A COUPLE OF FRIENDS


THIS IS THE ORIGINAL INFAMOUS WATERHOLE GANG; MIKE SHERIDAN, RUDI SNYDER, EGGPLANT MCDOWELL, GARY RYAN AND THE BEAST
THE LEGEND LIVES ON

BRENT "STUNTMAN" RUSHLAW WITH WATERHOLE #3 BOBSLED


TANZER PARTAKES OF A HEARTY BREAKFAST AND TRIES TO RECALL THE EVENTS OF THE PREVIOUS EVENING.
BREAKFAST WITH TANZER

MEMORIES OF LITTLE JOE'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
IN 1989 SARANAC LAKE LOST MORE THAN JUST A BAR
GENE AND LITTLE JOE PREPARE TO CLOSE SHOP

A FINAL TRIBUTE FROM AN INEPT CARTOONIST (BUT LOYAL PATRON OF LITTLE JOE'S)

A FAREWELL POEM



Billy shot this interesting nighttime scene from the Hotel Saranac roof in 1984
LOOKING DOWN BROADWAY FROM THE HOTEL SARANAC ROOF


BILLY'S HUNTIN' AND FISHIN' SHOTS

IVAN, JIMMY AND JB BICKFORD PERFORM "DUELING BANJOS" A CAPPELLO

BUMMER DUPREY AND BIG TROUT

THE ALLEN BOYS, BILL AND BILLY

BILL ALLEN AND VINNIE PELLETEIRI

BILL SR. AND BUMMER DUPREY WITH THE BUCK

THE ALLEN BOYS BAG A FOX

BILL ALLEN SR. TAKES AIM AT A BIG BUCK

HE GOT IT

TOM DOTY, BILL ALLEN SR. AND GANG AT CAMP

CRAIG DICKIE AND HIS CATCH

BILL ALLEN SR., TOM DOTY AND BEAR

STEVE "RABBIT" OBECK, ALAN "WAMMY WAMSGANZ, DOUG "SPLATTER" WARNER AND RICK KNOBEL EARN A BUCK

VINNY PELLETEIRI GETS ALL HE CAN BEAR

BILLY AND HIS DAD AFTER ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HUNT

BILL ALLEN SR AND PIKE

BRUCE ARNOLD AND HIS BUCK

TANZER AND EGGPLANT PREPARING FOR THE HUNT

A FEW OF BILLY'S FAVORITE SARANAC LAKERS

THE WATERHOLE #3 SHARKS 1988

PEANUT BAKER UP THE CREEK WITH A PADDLE
SHIRLEY D OF THE CASABLANCA--1983
GEORGE CAMPION AND JERRY CAVELLO IN 1986
CAROL BAKER, ALAN WAMSGANZ AND KATHY MUNN IN 1984

ELAINE KNOBLE AND WINNIE PELLETEIRI IN 1986

SARANAC LAKE'S MOST COLORFUL MAYOR, FRANK RATIGAN
VINNY PELLETEIRI AT THE START
LISA AND DANNY LEONIDAS
THE THREE CABALLEROS, DANNY LEONIDAS, ERIC NEWMAN AND JUSTIN GARWOOD
MRS MC, COLORFUL AS THE SPRING FLOWERS ON THE WATERHOLE PORCH

THE UNFORGETABLE JACK "MOOGA" GILLESPIE AT HIS BEST!

JACK DOING HIS FAMOUS "MOOGA" DANCE

HERE'S ANOTHER COLORFUL GUY, TONY SCHENCK!

ANOTHER TRULY UNFORGETABLE GUY, HOOT SULLIVAN!

A PAIR OF BOTH COLORFUL AND UNFORGETABLE GUYS, PEANUT BAKER AND PHIL LEONIDIS!

BRAD "EGGPLANT" MACDOWELL, FIRE KING 1991

KYLE MUNN OF SNUFFY'S PUB FAME - CAPTAIN PINSTRIPES

ERNIE THURBER AND BUDDY

BARB AND BRUCE DARRING AT WATERHOLE WINTER CARNIVAL ICE BAR 1989

THE PHELAN BOYS AND CRONIES

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS LADY?

KENNY NORTON AT THE WATERHOLE

PETE McCONVILLE-WATERHOLE NATIVE AMERICAN-WINTER CARNIVAL 1989

KENNY NORTON, RUZANNE AND EGGPLANT-CHRISTMAS 1983 AT THE WATERHOLE

JIMMY CAMPION, JOEY CAVALLO AND FRIEND

TOMMY CLEMENT, RAY ROCK, GARY COLLELLA AND RANDY LENNON

GUPPY AND PUPPY

TONY PIRO, KELLY MORGAN, HECTOR CRUIKSHANK AND HENRY NEVERETT

COLLEEN MORGAN AND BEVERAGE

CHERYL PEACOCK ON THE FARM

"ADIRONDACK" FRED SULLIVAN, JAN AND FI

HENRY, JODIE AND BRUCE

SCHEEFER BOYS, ADIRONDACK BUILDERS

THE PORCH GIRLS--PEGGY DORA, LISA LEONIDAS AND KELLY MORGAN

BUMMER DUPREY

HOOT SULLIVAN

CHAMP BRANCH

BOLTER CAMPION

STU AND EDDIE

JACK MURPHY, STEVE, RAY MURPHY AND JOE KEAGAN

BEAST, EGGPLANT AND MIKE SHERIDAN

THE BEAST

PHIL LEONIDAS, DICKIE DORA, ?, ?---BARFLY OPEN

TUG DUFFY, JIMMY WEBSTER, GREG ZEH AND JEFF REYELL---BARFLY OPEN

DR.Y, HARRY TUCKER, JOHN MORGAN AND KEN HUNT---BARFLY OPEN

THE WATERHOLE SOFTBALL TEAM

GROCER, CHARLIE GREEN

CHUCK SIMPSON'S INFAMOUS CASABLANCA BAR

GARY "PEANUT" BAKER

BACKDOOR BARFLIES, JOHN PICKREIGN, SID COLE, DAVY MUNN AND PAT DOYLE

CHUCK SIMPSON, RUDI SNYDER, PEANUT BAKER AND RANDY LENNON,--BARFLY OPEN--

HENRY NEVERETT---BARFLY OPEN




MORE OF YOUR PICS



JIMMY CORSO AND BRETT PLUMADORE, TWO TRANSPLANTED SARANAC LAKERS, UNITE IN COLORADO. THE ROSE BETWEEN THESE TWO THORNS IS BRETT'S FIANCEE, CHRISTINA SHEA.
PAISAN, CHRISTINA AND BRETT


THE INFAMOUS ST PIUS X 1962 TRACK TEAM


LARRY PICKREIGN, PAUL "WACKY" PATNODE AND GREG PHILLIPS AT THE WATERHOLE


PETRINA AND ROCKY PIRO AT THE WATERHOLE


SOME BILL McLAUGHLIN PICS
This classic photo was taken just before the Hotel Alpine was demolished. Wearing hard hats, three colorful friends, Little Joe Gladd, of Little Joe's Cocktail Lounge, Joe Isabella, Hotel Alpine owner and Chuck Pandolph of Chuck's Bar enjoy a quick shot outside on the sidewalk. This was an obvious violation of the village's "open container" law. Naturally, their old buddy, Bill McLaughlin took the photo.
THE ALPINE GANG


In 1965 it was widely believed by the media (and still is by some) that Bob Liddy shot this moose in the Saranac Lake area, but when you consider the fact that Bob had just returned from a hunting trip in Alaska and that my old buddy, Bill McLaughlin, snapped this shot and wrote the story, and that in 1878 a law was enacted prohibiting the taking of moose in NYS, the words "GOTCHA" and "DUH" come quickly to mind.
BOB LIDDY GETS HIS MOOSE



THESE BLASTS FROM THE PAST (and temporary present) WERE SUBMITTED BY SHAKES McLAUGHLIN

SHAKES GETS TOMMY DAVIS' AUTOGRAPH

REMEMBER: "Tallahassee Lassie", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Palisades Park", "Transistor Sister" and "Hanky Panky"? HERE'S SHAKES AND FRED PICARIELLO, BETTER KNOWN AS FREDDY CANNON.
SHAKES AND FREDDY CANNON

SHAKES GETS CARL ERSKINE'S AUTOGRAPH

SHAKES, RUDI AND "DOLPHIN" MORGAN

SHANNON AND GUMBY CELEBRATE ST PATTY'S DAY, 12 YEARS APART

AUGUST 1968, EGGPLANT GETS READY TO VISIT VIET NAM

1973--KEN "BUNDY" GARWOOD, RUDI SNYDER AND HENRY SAVARIE

BILL MCLAUGHLIN AT TRUDEAU SAN 1945


IN FRONT: Larry Pfeiffer
Front row, left to right: Jerry Pfeiffer, Eggplant McDowell, UNKNOWN, Paul Laba, Steve Wilcox, Mike Peacock
Back row: Bill Woodruff, Bob Boone, Mort Devitt, Chip Goff, Pat Price, Shakes McLaughlin,
1959 MOOSE CLUB LITTLE LEAGUE



WHEN SOFTBALL WAS KING-1978-
1978 BLACK FLY CHAMPS

BRENT RUSHLAW (CF)-PEANUT BAKER (2B)

CRAIG DUSO (RF)

FORREST CARR (LF)

JOEL MUNN (CATCHER)-JOHN (DOLPHIN) MORGAN (RCF)

TOMMY (T.C.) CLEMENT (1B)-JOEL MUNN, TERRY STRACK

SHAKES McLAUGHLIN (PITCHER)

WEDDING 1976-BILL YETMAN, MARY E. WESTON, SHAKES, MINDY CROFFORD, GEORGE CAMPION AND SHANNON McLAUGHLIN

TOMMY SCHEEFER, SHAKES AND LORRAINE McLAUGHLIN

1962 WINTER CARNIVAL SLED DERBY WINNERS
Front row, left to right: unknown, Miles VanNortwick, Mike Menard, Art Higgins, Billy Cantwell
Back row: Shakes McLaughlin, Jimmy Griebsch, Rod Daunais, Sandy Lang, Sue Cantwell, Janet Cochran


SHAKES WITH HIS FIRST SET OF WHEELS

WHY SHANNON McLAUGHLIN DOESN'T DO RED LOBSTER

THE BRAKEPERSON IS SUPPOSED TO PUSH!

THIS TEAM IS HARD TO BEAT, 1980 MIXED TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

PACK 9, DEN 3 1960


MY OLD BUDDY, DUNCAN RICHARDSON, KNOWS PERSONALLY THE IRAQ THAT, FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, NEVER MAKES THE NEWS.
HERE'S DUNCAN'S INSIGHTFUL FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF WHAT WE'RE REALLY ACCOMPLISHING BEHIND THE SCENES IN IRAQ

BILL OPP AND DUNCAN


DUNCAN AT WORK

CHECK OUT DUNC'S PICS OF THE IRAQ WE NEVER SEE



JUDGE CARL GREIBSCH (thanx to Bill Grogan)


THESE TWO PICS WERE TAKEN BY KIM DEDAM AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT FROM THE TOP FLOOR OF THE HOTEL SARANAC - 2008
FACING TOWN HALL
BERKLEY SQUARE


HERE'S JOSH AND HOLLY CLEMENT REMINISCING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS WITH CHEECH AND CHONG

UP IN SMOKE


HERE'S PENNY SVOCAK WORKING THE SL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INFORMATION BOOTH BACK IN 1973 (Thanks to JoAnne (Haig) DeFoe)

INFORMATION PLEASE


NEDDY NEDWICK, (GUITAR) KENNY CASSLER (BANJO) AND KRIS CASSLER (MANDOLIN) WARM UP FOR A WATERHOLE GIG - WINTER CARNIVAL 2006. (Thanx Neddy)

NEDDY, KENNY AND KRIS


THIS WAS TAKEN AFTER THE FUNERAL OF FRIEND AND MOTHER, SUSAN CLEMENT. NOTE THE PINS MADE BY SUE.
JOSH CLEMENT, ELAINE KNOBLE, VICKIE ARNOLD AND CECELIA SNYDER


SAM STRINGER IS SURROUNDED BY MERMAIDS DURING WINTER CARNIVAL '08 PRODUCTION OF THE LITTLE MERMAID (Thanx to Georgia Murphy)

SAM AND THE MERMAIDS


2008 WINTER CARNIVAL QUEEN, JANET, HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR HER ROLE FOR A LONG TIME. HERE SHE IS WITH HER HUSBAND, (AND LOYAL SUBJECT) MARK SIMKINS, AT THE PONTIAC THEATER. THEY WERE ON THE COURT OF 1976 KING AND QUEEN, SUE DYER AND GENE KEOUGH.

2008 WINTER CARNIVAL QUEEN, JANET SIMKINS AND HER HUSBAND, MARK.


A wild group gathered recently in Virginia Beach at Knuckleheads Bar & Restaurant to promote "Bikers for Bobsledders".
John Pedroni & John Morgan
John Pedroni, Mike Kohn 2002 Bobsledding Bronze Medalist & John Morgan
John Pedroni and 1986 Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine
John Pedroni, Julie Childress Olympic Bobsledder & John Morgan
John Pedroni, Julie Childress, Stephanie Pedroni & John Morgan



THESE TWO PHOTOS OF THE 1954 AND 1955 SLHS 880 RELAY TEAMS WERE SUBMITTED BY DEAN McGIBBON, WHO WAS INDUCTED INTO THE SLHS SPORTS HALL OF FAME JUNE, 8, 2006.

1954 TEAM- L TO R - JERRY SHORE, DEAN McGIBBON, TONY PIRO AND MICKEY BLAIR. THEY TOOK SECOND PLACE IN SECTION TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH 1:37.2

1954

1955 TEAM - L TO R - ROUSE FOUNTAIN, JERRY SHORE, COACH BUTLER SULLIVAN, DEAN McGIBBON AND JIMMY LaFOUNTAIN. THEY WON THE SECTION TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS THAT YEAR AND SET A RECORD WITH 1:35.9

1955


THIS IS A NORTH CAROLINA SNOWMAN CREATED BY MARCIA (GLADD) MARIANO, TRANSPLANTED SARANAC LAKER, AFTER A RARE SNOWFALL IN FEBRUARY. IT BECAME A WARM PUDDLE WITHIN AN HOUR.
RARE NORTH CAROLINA SNOWMAN



BOB AND DIANE GRIFFIN, OF GABRIELS, CHAT WITH A WELL KNOWN PEANUT FARMER AND HIS WIFE IN PLAINS, GEORGIA.
FRIENDLY PEANUT FARMER AND HIS WIFE



THIS PHOTO OF THE 1953 SLHS JUNIOR PROM QUARTET WAS SENT IN BY ERIK VAN YSERLOO. IT FEATURES - CRAIG McCALL - SAX, JOHN BASTONE - BASS, MILES LAWLER - PIANO AND ERIK'S GRANDFATHER, VINCENT "VINNIE" VAN YSERLOO ON THE SKINS. ERIK CARRIES ON THE FAMILY DRUMMING TRADITION BY SETTING THE BIG BEAT FOR THE GREAT CELTIC BAND, INISHEER.
1953 PROM BAND


THIS PIC WAS SENT IN BY WALT FINNEGAN. IT FEATURES - STARTING AT THE BOTTOM: JOHN MORGAN, JOE KOOP, NICK KRETIS, WALT ELMORE, MIKE WOODS, JOHN ODDY, MIKE MUNN, PHIL McKILLIP, WALT FINNEGAN, KEN GARWOOD AND TOM ROBERTS.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY


THIS PHOTO OF THE 1950'S PRESCOTT PARK BEACH GANG WAS SUBMITTED BY TOM HENNESSY
PRESCOTT PARK BEACH GANG


SHIRLEY HOSLER, SARANAC LAKE ANGEL--IN HER SHOP
SHIRLEY


THIS PHOTO WAS SUBMITTED BY MIKE KUNATH
MIKE KUNATH AND CATRIONA Le MAY DOAN--STILL THE FASTEST WOMAN ON ICE!


THIS PIC WAS SUBMITTED BY JANET SIMKINS.
NICHOLE AND KELLY--KELLY'S BIRTHDAY-2005


THIS PHOTO WAS SUBMITTED BY SHARON FLORENCE.
WALLY COLE AND KAREN KUNATH


THESE IMAGES ARE FROM THE SLHS CLASS OF 1930 CANARAS
BEFORE THE COMPUTER THERE WAS----


THIS 1930 AD FOR THE FORTUNE FUNERAL HOME ENDORSES A STRANGE FORM OF MULTI TASKING
A GREAT TIME SAVER


HERE ARE A COUPLE FROM JOHN PEDRONI
JOHN PEDRONI AND JIMMY MORGAN-1957

ELWOOD OBER'S CAMP IN 1939
(Hunting camp near Lake Ozonia)Left to Right - "Doc" Bouton, John Pedroni, Nick Tartaris, Howard Ober, Elwood Ober and Howard Sheldon.(Thanks to Kitty Peightal for filling in the blanks!)



CHER MEETS ELVIS



IAN O'BRIEN AND "'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS" AT THE WATERHOLE-2006
After a hectic holiday, a catnap is refreshing and what better place for Ian to nap than right below the jukebox speakers? (photo by BUNK)




RUGBY SHOTS FROM 1976 FROM KERRY KELLY

KELLY'S KAMPERS--KINGSTON,ONTARIO TOURNAMENT 1976

KELLY'S KAMPERS--KINGSTON,ONTARIO TOURNAMENT 1976


JOEL MUNN IS NOW IN THE PROCESS OF SCANNING HIS SARANAC LAKE PHOTOS. THEY'LL APPEAR BELOW


Joel at Breckenridge, CO, waiting to instruct the Snow Bunnies.

Nancy Griebsh, 1968 in Belgium, where she was a Foreign Exchange Student



THESE MEMORIES WERE SENT IN BY HENRY SAVARIE

BRENT "STUNT MAN" RUSHLAW

DICK DORA

JAY SAVAGE

JIM "RUDI" SNYDER, KEN HUNT AND WAYNE NEWMAN

JOHN MORGAN

"STICK" LAPAN

TOM RATIGAN

WAYNE NEWMAN

BRENT RUSHLAW

TERRY HENNESSY

"SHAKES" McLAUGHLIN

MIKE CAMPION

"SLICK" DAMBRISI

JOEL MUNN

DICK DORA, LYNN NEWMAN AND KEN GARWOOD

"KING" WAYNE NEWMAN

SID COLE

NICK KRETIS, DICK DORA AND JOHN CAMPION

JOHN MORGAN

TOM CROWLEY, JOHN CAMPION AND BOB CARLSON

TANZER

JOEL MUNN AND HENRY SAVARIE

"TIT" RATIGAN, WAYNE NEWMAN AND RED

KING WAYNE

BETSY SAGEMAN

SHANNON McLAUGHLIN

KEN HUNT'S BOAT

JULY FOURTH 1974

CARL SORENSON

THE NEWMANS

CAPTAIN SHAKES

MARY WESTON

B.J. DICKIE

BRUCE STILES

MARGARET LIND

TOM SCHEEFER

BILL SCHEEFER

TERRY HENNESSY




1940'S AND 1950'S
SUBMITTED BY JOAN (DEYO) SCHILLER
class of 1957 King Ken lawless Queen Gail(Rogers)Rice

1949-third grade class of River Street School

crowning of may Queen-8th grade,1951

May Queen

Father Doe,Msg. Kitts with Champ Branch,Altar Boy

crowning of Our Lady, old St. Bernards Catholic Church,circa 1950

Our Lady statue



BOB PIERCE SHOTS 1957
Daisy Mae Drag 1

Daisy Mae Drag 2

Daisy Mae Drag 3

Daisy Mae Drag 4

Daisy Mae Drag 5

Clate Woodruff And The Rythym Rascals

SLHS BAND 1956

MEMBERS OF SLHS GLEE CLUB 1956

Red and White picnic at Dave Merkle's camp

CHARLIE HOFFER



Photos of the 40's - 70's by Rich Emperor
1951 altar boy's hike-Bob and Art Douquette, Red LaFountain, Charlie Hoffer

1946 June Festival-Rich Emperor, Sandra Darrah flower bearers

Lou George's Day Camp

Ruth White 1956

Lew Gurley, Rich Emperor, Bill Leroy-1957

Pete Loeb, Fred Fitzgerald, Ron VanYserloo, Bill Leroy, Bill White, Rich emperor, Bernie Kentile

Riverside park 1957 Rich emperor, Barb Latour, Sue Richter, Patti Jo Keough, Joan Kinville

Lake Flower Beach 1958

Tom Lockwood, Jean Hale, Rich Emperor

Rich Emperor, Bill King, lots of fish

Father Ward, Dick Emperor, Aretha

Bob Pierce, Rich Emperor

walkin' on water at the State Bridge boat launch site 1975

Duck Hole lean-to 1974



Sent by Jerry Duffek(second from right, top row)
Grade 3 or 4,River Street School circa 1949




FACULTY MUSEUM-- SEND A SHOT OF YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER
JACK PEIGHTAL

BILL GALLAGHER

BERT DORSCH

LOU GEORGE

RUBY BAKER WITH ROSE (PEDRONI) HOLLIS



MY SHOEBOX OF ODDS AND ENDS

THE SARANAC LAKE GOOD OL' BOYS, ROGER, BUNK, GREG AND WACKY AT A RECENT GATHERING AT THE WATERHOLE.

BUNK AND DERMOT AT MORGAN'S 11

TATE AND CODY MACDOWELL STILL LOVE THE MOUNTAINS (JACKSON HOLE, WY)

THE REDSKINS OF 1958- from Don Boula

SOME 1959 GRADUATES- from Don Boula
Tom Lahart, Howie Myatt, John Buckley, Jerry Fobare, Bob Crowley, Nelson Parker, Skeet Kunath and Chick Fountain.



A DEDICATED REDSKIN-FAKER LAFOUNTAIN-



DEW DROP CARRIES FLAG AT VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY


CHUCK AND THE BEAST--MISSED BY US ALL


BUNK AND EGGPLANT


ROCKY PIRO, "WOLFMAN JACK" AND BUNK


THE LATE JOHN "BARFLY" BUCKLEY, BUNK AND ROCKY PIRO


THE LATE JOHN "BARFLY" BUCKLEY-WINTER CARNIVAL 1980


BUNK AND THE LATE JIM "POPS" COVENTRY

THE LATE RICK AND CATHY LAPAN AND SON VARDEN-1978-HOMER AK

WIMPY/BUNK

THE WATERHOLE FIGHTS THE LAW--1975

WATERHOLE HOSTESS, BRANDY

A WATERHOLE REGULAR

EDNA'S VALENTINE CAKE

AN EVENING AT THE PURPLE MOOSE WITH JON AND JOHN

WATERHOLE BACK BAR

BILL MURRAY-DICKIES RESTAURANT-'50s

JIMMY KNIGHT'S TREASURES

ROGER RICHARDS IS STILL CRUISIN'

GARY REOME, JOHN MORGAN AND TERRY AUBIN

John Pedroni, Sandy (Rivers) Feinburg, Tom Feinburg--March '02

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Back L to R ~ Irene Hayes, Rick Larock, Sharon D'Onofrio, June Blood, John Pedroni. Front L to R ~ Nick Kretis, Jim Yorkey, Ed Cassavaugh, Claudia Witkowski, John Shaw, and Shakes McLaughlin


JIMMY CORSO AND RACING PARTNER

CLASS OF'61 PARTY

MARY, KATHY, JOHN, KAREN, BRIAN AND DICK(JAN AND RED PLUMADORE IN BACKGROUND)

BILLY, JOHN, EGGPLANT AND BRIAN

ANOTHER SHOT OF THE GANG

THE WATERHOLE GANG IN THE 70'S--MIKE, RUDI, EGGPLANT, GARY AND THE BEAST

CAPTAIN EGGPLANT AND DR.DIRT IN NEWPORT

THE CAPTAIN AND MIZ DEBBIE

THE BEAST

EGGPLANT

THE EGGPLANT TWINS

WHO ARE THESE PUNKS BLOCKING BERNIE'S DOORWAY?

EGGPLANT NAKED

ST.BERNARDS CLASS OF 1957

--EARLY ADIRONDACK GUIDES--MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN Q FOSTER (1) AND MILO MOODY (2)-1889-
AUNT PEG'S GIANT PUFFBALL

BUNK AND BOB PLAY IT COOL

BUNK ENJOYS A COLD BEVERAGE

BUNK AND ROCKY PIRO AS HIPPIES

JOHN "BARFLY" BUCKLEY,ROCKY PIRO,RICHARD BARTON AND "BUNK" GRIFFIN AT ROUND LAKE

BUNK, BARFLY, BILLY, JIMMY CORSO, MIKE BUCKLEY AND OUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE




HISTORY IN THE MAKING
WHILE MANY SARANAC LAKERS WERE TAKING A SPRING BREAK IN 2008 AND LYING IN THE SAND SARANAC LAKER KEVIN KUNATH AND HIS COHORTS WERE DOING THE SAME IN BEAUTIFUL BAGHDAD
(Kevin would like to apologize for not having a copy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise to hold up)

KEVIN TOOK A PAUSE FROM HIS HECTIC SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF BAGHDAD TO SAY "HI AND BEST WISHES" TO HIS SARANAC LAKE FRIENDS AND FAMILY

THANKS, KEVIN, FOR THE GREAT PICS AND VIDEO!!


KEVIN ARRIVING AT BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (HE FLEW FIRST CLASS!!)

KEVIN COLLECTS HIS CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

KEVIN IN FRONT OF HIS CABANA

KEVIN'S CABANA IS NOW AIR CONDITIONED, COMPLIMENTS OF THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE

SUNSET IN BAGHDAD