National Geographic : 1938 Jun
cii Photograph byAerial Explorations, Inc., N.Y.C. "ROGERS' RANGERS" AND SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON'S MEN FOUGHT THE FRENCH AND INDIANS ON HISTORIC LAKE GEORGE Here at the head of the lake, near the village of Lake George (left foreground), a monument marks the battlefieldwhere Sir William and his Colonials defeated 1,400 red and white raiders from Canada in 1755. Down the lake, on the left, or western shore, a steep rocky slope called "Rogers Slide" commemorates afeat ofthe leader of Rogers' Rangers. Trailed by Indians, the Major climbed to the top of the mountain, rolled his heavy pack down thedeclivity, then, putting his snowshoes on backward, descended by an easier way. The Indians, seeing two tracks bound upward and none downward, thought Rogers had fought anadversary on top ofthe cliff and both had rolled over together. Later, when they saw him alive, they looked upon him with awe.