The Hulett Hotel Fire on Lake George

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Few resorts could have boasted the kind of history that the Huletts Hotel had. Built in Huletts Landing, NY, on Lake George, the first hotel burned in 1915, and this arson was the subject of a sensational Upstate New York trial. Capitalizing on the notoriety that this trial created, the Eichler family rebuilt, only to again lose the hotel, this time it in a scandalous tax dispute in 1958. This book is about the burning of the first hotel, ensuing arson trials, rebuilding, the glory days of Huletts (when people like Amelia Earhart and Kennedy family members were frequent visitors), and the untimely closing of the second hotel. A second mystery surrounds 20 photographs of the original hotel taken in 1916, which were recently uncovered taped to the back of a painting of Abraham Lincoln. Kapusinski will use that story to unravel the other mysteries surrounding this lost hotel.
ISBN: 9781609492618
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Disaster
Images: 81
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
George T. Kapusinski is the son of Albert T. and Margaret (Eichler) Kapusinski and the grandson of George and Margaret Eichler, the last owners of the new Hulett Hotel. He enjoys walking, learning about history and writing about local issues on his blog, "The Huletts Current."
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