Lake Placid (Then & Now (Arcadia)) (Paperback)

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It's called "The Olympic Village," but Lake Placid, New York is so much more than that.


It is called "the Olympic Village," and rightly so. In 1932, Lake Placid hosted the third Winter Olympics and hosted 13th edition of the famed event of 1980 when arguably the biggest upset in sports history, "The Miracle On Ice," occured. Lake Placid has placed an athlete on all but one winter Olympic roster since 1924. This small community continually works to keep international winter sports on the calendar.

First settled as a farming community in 1800, it was home to the famous Lake Placid Club from 1895 to 1980. Today it is known for its beautiful setting amid the Adirondack peaks of New York and for its diverse summer activities making it a year-round international resort.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738556727
ISBN-10: 0738556726
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2008
Pages: 95
Language: English
Series: Then & Now (Arcadia)