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The reason for the name of the park. beautiful day, post Americade. If I hear another Harley I'm going to kill myself

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Posted by MovingUnit 9/17/2004 12:54 AM | remove
  Wow...I'd forgotten about this place. Every summer in the 80's, my parents took my brother and I to Lake George on vacation, and this is one of the places we used to go. On this fence here, around 1989 or so, while we were up there, we heard a news story about a boy who was trying to climb over it and impaled himself on it when he slipped.
Posted by 'Dukes 9/17/2004 1:14 AM | remove
  Yeah , lots of parks like this closed; here the owner is still loaded, he got out at the right time; he unleashed Frontier town, Gaslight, enchanted forest, and others. The genius behind the design was Art Monaco, a guy with Hollywood connections, who just died.
Posted by Samurai 9/17/2004 2:02 AM | remove
  there was an excellent article on Arto in a 2001 issue of Adirondack Life. The guy was amazing. As a kid, I remember that Gaslight Village was supposed to be an amusement park for adults. Kind of a place between The Enchanted Forest and Storytown (now The Great Escape). It's funny, back on July 4, 1998, we were riding these go-karts having a great time before the fireworks. I was in Lake George last weekend for the Adirondack Nationals (think big street rod/car show) and drove right by this. It is the loneliest piece of real estate in all of Lake George.
Posted by 'Dukes 9/17/2004 2:05 AM | remove
  The propery has to worth a mint; at least 2 acres, butting right up against the "million dollar mile"; hidden now by trees and Fort Will Henry; I still want to call the realtor to ask what they want for the property.
Posted by Hyperion 9/23/2004 9:20 PM | remove
  When I last checked it was right around nine mil.....
Posted by 'Dukes 9/23/2004 10:45 PM | remove
  Holy shit; never would have guessed that, although it's a huge lot right in the village, I guess that makes sense; I think old Charlie Wood is probably no dummy; he held out and has made his money.
Posted by Hyperion 10/2/2004 8:05 PM | remove
  I'm curious what will come of the place now that Mr. Wood has passed...
Posted by 'Dukes 10/2/2004 9:31 PM | remove
  Yeah that was too bad, he was a hell of a philanthropist. But I guess he was due at 90 years old.
Posted by jannetie 6/17/2007 6:02 AM | remove
  Most recent info about the old Gaslight Village:
$4.2 million deal will return area to wetlands to slow storm water
From the Albany Times Union, 13 June 2007
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