Hague, Warren Co., NY
Reference Materials

Date Last Updated: July 05, 2011

History of Graphite, New York, W. C. Ross, 1976; Published by Ridgecraft Books (limited distribution).

Stories of Lake George, Fact and Fancy, Thomas Reeves Lord, 1978; Pinelands Press.

Images of America Lake George, Gale J. Halm and Mary H. Sharp, 2000; Arcadia Publishing.

History of Warren County, by H. P. Smith, 1885.
The GENWEB site for Warren County has a transcription of the Hague portion.

Warren County, A History and Guide, published by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, 1942.

A Heritage Guide to the Historic Towns & Byways Of Warren County New York; Published in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution; April 1975; Warren County Bicentennial Commission

What's Cooking in Hague, Recipes and Reminiscences, By Chris Ianson and Pat McDonough

Published by The Hague Senior Citizens Club to celebrate Hague's bicentennial  1807 - 2007. A great mix of food and stories from the people of Hague. Contains many historic photographs.

Lake George Reflections, Island History and Lore, By Frank Leonbruno, Purple Mountain Press, 1998

Frank Leonbruno was a park ranger for the State of NY. Clifton West (late Historian, Town of Hague) is mentioned as one of the contributors. The book includes a section for "Vicar's Island and Captain Sam Patchin" and another for "Waltonian Island".


Turn of the Century Scrapbook of Jonathan Streeter Gates, Bolton, NY  (Aug 2, 1847-Dec 11. 1921) by William Preston Gates, 1999.

Contains historical newspaper article from 1899 to 1917.  It has an index with reference  to 32 article clippings about Hague.

Growing up Wild by Dorothy (Watts) Goodfellow.  Distributed by T.A. Whalen, Cohoes, NY. 2001 Third Printing.

This small soft cover book written by the oldest daughter of  Walter G. Watts whose name appears  on many local survey maps, gives the reader a peek into what life was like for the daughters of the Shattuck -Watts family. 

The Lonergan Family Saga  - Origins and Early Years 1850-1900 by Thomas Francis Lonergan (1869 - 1944).  In the archives of the Hague Historical Museum.

This is a mimeographed booklet of articles written by Thomas Francis Lonergan for the Ticonderoga Sentinel.  Ten copies were made of the original documents.   It contains information about the community of Graphite, daily life of the miners, and the eventual building of Hague's Catholic church.



The Sexton Boat Builders Of Hague, Lake George N.Y.  By Dorothy Backus Offensend. Printed in Pawlet,Vt. 1982.

Dorothy Backus Offensend traces her family tree back the Civil War and tells about her relatives who made their living on Lake George from Hague to Sabbath Day Point.  They were shopkeepers, boat builders, hotel owners, farmers, and two of the women were skilled photographers using the old cameras that made the image on glass plates.  The best historic photos of people in Hague that exist today were taken by the two Sexton sisters, Flora and Theresa.  Some of the locals still remember them as "Florrie" and "Tressie" and tell some great stories about them in addition to the ones in this book.
(Chris Ianson: The book is hard to find, but the Ticonderoga Public Library has a copy, and so does the Hague Historical Museum.  There might be a copy in the Lake George Village Library, too.)

James Craig, Daphne Cook Craig, 1823-1896 by James B. Craig, Hague, NY, 1966.

Published by R C Craig, this book has a great summary of the Samuel Cook family (of Hague, NY). It also contains a great summary of the Craig family (of Putnam, NY).




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