|Lake Placid, New York|
The lake after which the village is named
Lake Placid, New York
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Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 518 is a Telephone Area code in eastern Upstate New York. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a Town or City. The Adirondack Mountains are a Mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin Essex County is a County located in the US state of New York. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,638. Lake Placid is named after nearby Lake Placid. The body of water called Lake Placid is in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York in the USA.
The Village of Lake Placid is near the center of the Town of North Elba and is southwest of Plattsburgh. North Elba is a Town in Essex County, New York, United States. Plattsburgh is a City in Clinton County, New York, United States. Lake Placid, along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.
Lake Placid was founded in the early 1800s to develop a mining operation based on iron ore discovered nearby. Iron (ˈаɪɚn is a Chemical element with the symbol Fe (ferrum and Atomic number 26 By 1840, the population of "North Elba" (four miles south-east of the present village near where the road to the Adirondack Loj crosses the Ausable River) consisted of 6 families. In 1845, Gerrit Smith arrived in North Elba. He not only bought up a great deal of land around the village, he also granted large tracts to his slaves, reforming the land law and reflecting his support of Abolitionism. Abolitionism was a political movement of the 18th and 19th century which sought to make Slavery illegal particularly in the United States and British West Indies
The abolitionist John Brown heard about Gerrit Smith's reforms, and left his anti-slavery activities in Kansas to buy 244 acres (1. John Brown (May 9 1800 December 2 1859 was an American Abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed Insurrection as a means to end all Slavery 0 km²) of land, which later became known as the "Freed Slave Utopian Experiment," Timbucto. Upon his execution in 1859, John Brown asked to be buried on his farm, which is preserved as the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. The John Brown Farm and Gravesite was the home and is the final resting place of abolitionist John Brown.
As leisure time increased in the late 19th century, Lake Placid was discovered by the rich and famous, who were drawn to the fashionable Lake Placid Club. The Lake Placid Club was a social and recreation club founded in 1895 in Lake Placid New York. Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, designed what was then called "Placid Park Club" in 1895 and inspired the village to change its name to Lake Placid. Melvil Dewey (1851 &ndash 1931 was an American Librarian, Educator, and the Inventor of the Dewey Decimal Classification system for Library The Dewey Decimal Classification ( DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a Proprietary system of Library classification developed Dewey kept the club open through the winter in 1905, which aided the development of winter sports in the area (although nearby Saranac Lake had hosted an international winter sporting event as early as 1889). By 1921, the area could boast a ski jump, speed skating venue and ski association, and in 1929, Dr. Ski jumping is a Sport in which skiers go down an "inrun" with a take-off ramp (the jump attempting to go as far as possible Speed skating or speedskating is a competitive form of Skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance Godfrey Dewey, Melvil's son, was able to convince the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that Lake Placid had the best winter sports facilities in the nation.  The Lake Placid Club was the headquarters for the IOC for the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in February
Lake Placid became an incorporated village in 1900. Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar
Lake Placid is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics. The Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, sometimes referred to as the The 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum in Lake Placid New York commemorates the 1932 The Winter Olympic Games are a winter Multi-sport event held every four years In the United States, the village is especially remembered as the site of the 1980 USA-USSR hockey game, the "Miracle on Ice," when a group of American college students and amateurs upset the heavily-favored Soviet national ice hockey team 4-3 and two days later won the gold medal. The Stats Leading scorers (Olympics World Championships Canada Cups 1972 Summit Series Sergei Makarov - 248 points Valery Kharlamov The victory is sometimes ranked as one of the greatest in American sports history. It is also the site of the Olympic Oval where Eric Heiden won his five Olympic Gold Medals. Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14 1958 in Madison Wisconsin) is an American former long track speed skater who won all the men's speed skating
Lake Placid also hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics. The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 Along with St. Moritz, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria, it is one of the three places to have twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. St Moritz ( German: Sankt Moritz, Romansh: San Murezzan) is an exclusive resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. The Winter Olympic Games are a winter Multi-sport event held every four years Lake Placid was the first location in North America to host two Olympic games. Los Angeles became the other when it hosted the Summer Olympic Games for the second time in 1984. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad are an International Multi-sport event, usually quadrennial organised by the International
Jack Shea, a resident of the village, became the first person to win two gold medals when he doubled in speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics. John Amos Shea ( September 7, 1910 &ndash January 22, 2002) better known as Jack Shea, was an American double-gold medalist His grandson won gold in the Skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 Salt Lake City is the Capital and the most populous city of the U Jack Shea carried the Olympic torch through Lake Placid in 2002 shortly before his death as a victim of an alleged  drunk driver. His grandson competed in the Olympics that year in his honor.
On November 20th, 1995, two-time Olympic Gold medalist Russian figure skater Sergei Grinkov collapsed and died from a massive heart attack while he and his wife were practicing in Lake Placid for their upcoming performance in the 1995-1996 Stars on Ice tour. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Sergei Mikhailovich Grinkov ( February 4, 1967 - November 20, 1995) was an Olympic and World Figure skating Stars on Ice is a touring Figure skating show produced by IMG.
Lake Placid is well-known among winter sports enthusiasts for its skiing, both Alpine and Crosscountry. 4,867-foot Whiteface Mountain, in nearby Wilmington about 13 miles (21 km) from Lake Placid, offers skiing, hiking, gondola rides, and mountain biking, and is the only one of the High Peaks that can be reached by an auto road. ---- Wilmington is a Town in Essex County, New York, United States. State Route 431 (also known as the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway) is a State highway in Essex County New York. The area has one of only three bobsled rides in the western hemisphere, and is one of the few places in the contiguous United States which offers dogsled and sleigh rides. A dog sled is a Sled pulled by one or more Sled dogs used to travel over Ice and through Snow.
Many people use Lake Placid as a base from which to climb the forty-six High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains; those who complete these climbs may join the Adirondack Forty-Sixers. The High Peaks is the name for the 46 highest Mountain peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA, and the region around them The Adirondack Mountains are a Mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin
Lake Placid built its first golf course in 1898, one of the first in the United States, and has more golf courses than any other region in the Adirondacks; many of its courses were designed by famous golf course architects such as John Van Kleek, Seymour Dunn, Alexander H. Findlay, and Alister MacKenzie. The geographic features of the Adirondacks were considered reminiscent of the Scotland mountains where the game was invented, and thus a fitting canvas for original play, or "mountain golf. "
Lake Placid is near the West Branch of the Au Sable, a well-known stretch of river for fly fishing. Over six miles (10 km) of the West Branch is year-round catch-and-release, artificial lures-only water.
Lake Placid is home to five private schools:
Lake Placid is served by nearby Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, 16 miles (26 km) from the village. Adirondack Regional Airport is a public Airport in the north-central Adirondacks two Miles (3 km) from Lake Clear, in Harrietstown Saranac Lake is a Village located in the state of New York, United States. Lake Placid Airport, two miles south of the village, presently offers no scheduled flights. Lake Placid Airport is a small public use airport near Lake Placid NY.
Other relatively nearby airports include Albany International Airport and Burlington International Airport. Albany International Airport is an airport of entry serving Albany, New York. Burlington International Airport is a public Airport in South Burlington, Vermont. Lake Placid is also served by an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach connection through Westport via Ground Force 1 Limousine Service. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 Thruway Motorcoach is Amtrak's system of Amtrak-owned intercity coaches locally contracted transit buses through-ticketed local bus routes and taxi services to Westport is a Town in Essex County, New York, United States overlooking Lake Champlain. In addition, Lake Placid is served by Adirondack Trailways of the Trailways Transportation System. The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 80 independent bus companies that have entered into a Franchising agreement
Lake Placid is not located on any interstate highway. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) It can be reached from Interstate 87 to the east via New York State Route 73, New York State Route 86, and New York State Route 9N. Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 33349 mile (53670 km intrastate Interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York New York State Route 73 (also referred by the New York State Department of Transportation as NY 73) is a state highway located entirely within Essex County New New York State Route 86 is a long State highway located within Adirondack Park in northern New York, USA, linking Franklin County New York State Route 9N is a State highway in northeastern New York running north to south from U County Roads 21, 31 and 35 also serve the community.
Lake Placid is located at .(44. 285691, -73. 985404)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (3. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 9 km²), of which, 1. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 4 square miles (3. 6 km²) of it is land and 0. 2 square miles (0. 4 km²) of it (9. 87%) is water.
The village is located near the south end of a lake called Lake Placid. More immediate to the village is Mirror Lake, which lies between the village and Lake Placid.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,638 people, 1,303 households, and 604 families residing in the village. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,913. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2 people per square mile (738. 1/km²). There were 1,765 housing units at an average density of 1,280. 1/sq mi (493. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95. 75% White, 0. 68% African American, 0. 45% Native American, 0. 91% Asian, 0. 57% Pacific Islander, 0. 19% from other races, and 1. 44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 91% of the population.
There were 1,303 households out of which 22. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34. 1% were married couples living together, 8. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53. 6% were non-families. 45. 7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 02 and the average family size was 2. 93.
In the village the population was spread out with 22. 4% under the age of 18, 8. 5% from 18 to 24, 33. 2% from 25 to 44, 19. 3% from 45 to 64, and 16. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92. 4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88. 3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $28,239, and the median income for a family was $43,042. Males had a median income of $26,585 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,507. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 8. 5% of families and 13. 2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 3% of those under age 18 and 17. 8% of those age 65 or over.