History

Featured Image: Tifft’s Beach back in the day!

From the back side of the Tifft’s Beach post card: “One of the enchanted lakes in the land of seven lakes. It lies nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mtns. Its sparkling spring water is fed by subterranean springs from the mountainside. One of the few lakes in New York State whose waters do not become stagnant or work in hot weather.” 

Thank you Terry and Sandy Cummings for the two beautiful post card memories of Glass Lake.

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Past Glass Lake Association Flag Raisings and Parades

Sand Lake Town Parade July 27, 1991 to Honor Persian Gulf War Men and Women

Toddy Ryan – yellow shirt – Vice Pres., Ken Stinson – purple shirt, member, Joan Ryan – aqua shirt, Tel. Comm., Bob Eckart – black shirt, Treasurer, Jeanne P. Stinson – aqua shirt, President, Nancy Dunn – purple shirt, member, Not in picture but marched: Linda Matlock – Secretary, Bette Lang – member, June Kinney – participant

 

Town of Sand Lake: History

Historical Markers: Town of Sand Lake

This is the historic Indian canoe, under the surface of the lake, as captured on camera by Barry Leckonby during the dredging of the sandbar, fall 2016.

 

Who Killed Hazel Drew?

<Excerpt from May 11, 2017 Washington Post>

Sand Lake is, in many regards, a northeastern doppelganger to its fictional Pacific Northwest counterpart. Located down the slopes of Taborton Mountain, about 10 miles east of Albany, it has a population of 10,135 — closer to the 5,000 originally envisioned by Lynch and Frost for Twin Peaks, before ABC insisted the iconic “Welcome to Twin Peaks” sign expand the number to 51,201, somehow believing the low population would turn viewers off. And like Twin Peaks, Sand Lake’s history is tied to the abundant natural resources of the region. Sand Lake historian Bob Moore notes of “Twin Peaks,” “The logging industry, the Great Northern Hotel, and the isolated hunting camps seem oddly related to Sand Lake in the late 1800s and early 1900s.”