Caldwell Village, Lake George Forest Fire, May 1880

BALLSTON SPRINGS, N. Y., May 17.---The Prospect Mountain House, at Lake George, was destroyed by a forest fire this afternoon. The flames have extended through the forest to Caldwell Village, where the Fort William Henry Hotel is situated, and fears are entertained for the safety of the village. The inhabitants are now fighting the fire.

The New York Times, New York, NY 18 May 1880