A Town of Beekmantown Bicentennial Plus One Speaker Event
The Story of “Junior Plattsburg” on Point Au Roche
In 1915, civilian training camps were established at the US Army Post in Plattsburgh. Toward the end of World War I and inspired by these camps, a military reservation known as “Junior Plattsburg” was created on the shores of Deep Bay on Lake Champlain. The purpose of this encampment was to expose young men in “aeronautical, technical, academic, military and naval training with athletic sports of all kinds.”
On September 23, 2021, at 7:00 PM, the Bicentennial Committee of the Town of Beekmantown will present The Story of “Junior Plattsburg” on Point Au Roche. Dr. Richard Frost, a retired physician and author of multiple historical columns and books, will tell the story of the camp, its purpose, and the activities conducted.
The event will take place at the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. It is open to the public free of charge.
CDC guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will be followed.
Co-Sponsored by the Town of Beekmantown Bicentennial Committee and the Clinton County Historical Association.