Henry Crandall is born.
Betsey Waters is born.
Betsey and Henry marry.
From 1872–1912 Henry Crandall purchases several plots of land at the city’s northern border with Queensbury and designs a park.
Henry Crandall builds the five sided granite monument that will serve as his tombstone for his wife, his horses, and himself.
Crandall donates the park to the city trust , but continues to care for it as his own.
Crandall purchases Cole’s Woods from Norman Cole, editor and publisher of the Glens Falls Messenger newspaper. He creates a picnic area there and dredges several ponds so that a motor launch can be built. In 1912, he had a dam constructed on Halfway Brook and diverted some of the water into a pool about 150 feet long by 40 feet wide on the western end of Cole’s Woods to provide a swimming pool.
Henry Crandall dies; by a special act of the NYS legislature, the Crandall Trust is established to care for the park along with Crandall Library and City Park.
Trust reaches out to the Olmsted Firm about designing the park.
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union drinking fountain is dedicated.
In the Early 20th Century, a 50 foot wooden toboggan run stretched across what is now Fire Rd. An ice skating rink the size of a football field stretched from the field house all the way to Glen St.
City Common Council votes to take over the maintenance of Crandall Park at the trust’s request.
Montgomery Wards offers $100,000 for a portion of the park to build a new store.
The Glens Falls Lodge of Elks undertake a project to scrape and clean the duck pond and deepen it so that it will be more hospitable to fish and to firm up its islands and shores and stock it with fish.
NYS Assembly passes bill authorizing the city to purchase Crandall Park. NYS would pay 75%; city makes up the balance. Federal government ends up paying it.
A tree from Crandall Park is lighted at the National Christmas Tree in Washington by President Nixon, who mistakenly says it’s from Ohio.
New picnic pavilion built.
Summer concerts resume at Crandall Park after being cancelled at City Park.
Guess Who concert in the park attracts a crowd of 25,000.
Crandall Monument dedicated.
Old field house razed.