Apparently this is the 1901 Ice Palace (the first one illuminated by electricity) This detailed list of the activities of each Winter Carnival was compiled by Edna Finn, edited and extended by George DeChant and Katee Morgan Fobare.

Winter Carnival Time Line

1898 - Feb. 1 & 2 First Winter Carnival/ice tower.

1899 - First Ice Palace (Ice Fortress).

1907 - First husband and wife royalty: King Dr. E. R. Baldwin; Queen: Mrs. Mary Baldwin

1951 - First Rotary Variety Show.

1952 - First Woodsmen's Exhibition

1953 - First paid celebrity King and Queen

1968 - Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce has a contest to name Princess — Betty Jean Dufort from St. Pius X High School

1969 - North Country Community College provides a princess

1971 - Return to community member as King and Queen

1975 - First year Royalty Reception is held at Elks Club

1977 - Rotary Show is the theatre production: "Anything Goes"

- Coronation no longer part of the Rotary Show and takes place first day of Carnival

1978 - Louis P. Fobare Award, best in the parade, first awarded

1981 - First carnival button designed by Garry Trudeau

1983 - First Softball on Snowshoes

1984 - First Trudeau Award: Sue Dyer

1984 - stopped using voting machine, Winter Carnival Committee did the Selecting in 1984 & 1985

1986 - King and queen names nominated by public and selected by a committee of former kings and queens

- First son/mother King: Ronald B. Keough; Queen: Mildred Keough

1991 - First time the Royal Robes worn at outdoor events

1997 - First Interfaith Church Service.

1998 - First Sara the Snowy Owl Fable and mascot.

1999 - First Carnival with two weekends, Coronation moved to Friday. Lighting of the Palace on Saturday.

- First Murder Mystery at Hotel Saranac

- First Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks Concert at the Harrietstown Town Hall.

2002 - Ladies’ Fry Pan Toss (Sponsored by Mainely Lobster)

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The palace on this page looks to be the same as the one labeled "Fireworks over the Ice Palace, 1901" on the winter carnival page.  -- Amy C.