Ken Gottry - Cambridge NY History

** No. 2 Greatest Game ** -- of the 1990s as selected by the Glens Falls Post Star

Cambridge 21, Saranac Lake 20, Nov. 28, 1992, state Class C semifinal at Hudson Falls. This was the game that spawned perhaps the single most amazing play in Glens Falls area history — two-back special pass, simply known as “The Play”– the double-lateral 80-yard touchdown pass that proved to be the decisive score. Quarterback Steve Dearstyne lateraled left to Rob Harrington, who threw another lateral back across the field to Cory Record. Record then launched a bomb down the right sideline to Aaron Peters, who completed the touchdown play with 1:53 left. Josh Woodworth’s PAT gave Cambridge a 21-20 lead. The TD completed the Indians’ rally from a 20-0 second-quarter deficit as they finished a 10-0-1 season with the No. 2 ranking in the state.

The Play (click for video)

Mary Ann McMorris Bassett, CCS Class of 1962, let me borrow her copy of this catalogue so I could make a copy for my website.

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In 2005 as the Woodcock family took ownership of the Mary McClellan Hospital, the Cambridge Historical Society collected memorabilia about the McClellan family from the old hospital. Here are photos as they were organizing the material into an exhibit

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In 2005 as the Woodcock family took ownership of the Mary McClellan Hospital, the Cambridge Historical Society collected memorabilia from the old hospital. Here are photos as they were organizing the material into an exhibit

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The Embury Methodist Church on East Main Street  represented the second oldest Methodist congregation in America until its closing in 2016.. The four PDFs contained herein provide history of Philip Embury and his church.

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Lecture series were a major form of entertainment in the late 1800s. The photo shows Ackley Hall on the south side of West Main Street where Samuel L. Clemens (better known by his pen name, Mark Twain) lectured on 13-Jan-1870 at the age of 34.

Below is a recount of his visit based on the letters he wrote to his fiancé, Olivia (Livy) Langdon. The letters were published by the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. All letters to Livy are signed “Sam’ while letters to others are signed “Mark”.

The following letter was written on 14-Jan1870 from Troy, the next stop on his lecture tour. I have interjected comments from footnotes and from our local history files using the markings “[ed:]”

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