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George A. Utting graduated from Saranac Lake High School in the class of 1899. He became an attorney, as remembered by Frank Casier.

In an article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on December 12, 1992, John Duquette wrote of the Spaulding Block: "In addition to Spaulding, the Utting family occupied much of the building at the turn of the century. F. E. Utting ran a variety store selling fancy goods, crockery, and stationery while A. W. Utting operated a grocery store. George Utting's law office was across the street in the town hall, but he kept his apartment in the block. Listed as tenants, Ross Utting was a salesman and Florence Utting a student."


Undated, unidentified news clipping

AGENTS SWOOP DOWN UPON SARANAC CLUB

The Pines, Once Rated as Most Exclusive, Scene of Prohi[bition] Raid

SARANAC LAKE, Sept. 6. — The Pines, at one time rated one of the most exclusive clubs in the Adirondacks, was raided this afternoon by prohibition agents, who seized a store of beverages which they said ranged from grain alcohol to Italian vermouth.

Cora Mack was charged with possession in violation of the Volstead act, and was ordered to appear tomorrow morning before United States Commissioner George Utting in this village.

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