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Logging Near the Forge

               

The 3 Forge Dams, by Ralph Hoy

My recollections of The Forge Dams...There were Three. As a youngster I used to visit my grandfather Gaines at the time when he ran the Company Store at ‘the Forge’, formerly known as Popeville, later as The Forge and now sometimes referred to as Chateaugay Lake. The Gaines family lived in the Co. hotel up … Continue reading The 3 Forge Dams, by Ralph Hoy

Spirits Now Rest in Bellmont Ghost Town

Both the beginning and the end came quickly for Popeville, called Bellmont, called Lower Chateaugay Lake, called Chateaugay Lake Post Office, called the Forge or the Old Forge. It sprang into being full grown on the day it started its iron making operations, with twenty or more residences, a saw mill, a store, a blacksmith … Continue reading Spirits Now Rest in Bellmont Ghost Town