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Pottersville derives its name from Joel F. Potter, who opened its first store in 1839. The village grew with the expansion of the lumber trade but had only small saw mills, tanneries, and grist mills. There is still [in 1942] a little lumbering with a small saw mill supplying mostly local needs, but the business of providing accommodations for vacationists and supplying the requirements of guests at the numerous adult and children's camps on the shores of nearby Schroon Lake, furnishes the chief employment for the people of the village.

  1. Writer's Program of the Works Progress Administration, Warren County, A History and Guide, American Guide Series, Federal Works Agency, Warren County Board of Supervisors, Glens Falls, 1942

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Street Names
Glendale Road • Route 62 • Route 9

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