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Along The Adirondack Trail
by Donald R. Williams

 

About the Author:

Donald R. Williams is a recognized expert on the Adirondacks, his "home country." A retired educator, he is the author of five books on the subject and a licensed Adirondack guide. He has lectured extensively, served for twenty years as Adirondack editor for the New York Sportsman magazine, written for Adirondack Life magazine, and produced a weekly Adirondack column for four newspapers. This unique collection of images and text is a fitting tribute to this splendid wilderness.
 

     
     

 

 

 

 
Book Description:
Native Americans called the area Couxsaxrage, "beaver hunting ground." Professor Ebenezer Emmons named it Adirondack, after one of the native tribes. Along the Adirondack Trail traces the history and lore of the Adirondacks up the scenic roadway through the heart of New York's mountain-and-lake country. Included are tales of the Mohawk Indians and their beatified princess, Tekakwitha; the site of the mansion of Sir William Johnson, one of America's most influential citizens of the 1700s; and an important battleground of the Revolution.

ISBN: 0738536482

# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication Date: 08/06/2004

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Book Description:
The East's greatest wilderness, the Adirondack region of New York State, shares its history and lore with Native Americans, early settlers, artists, writers, sportsmen, professors, and others. The Adirondacks are known to outdoor lovers, skiers, and year-round visitors for their forty-six high peaks, one-hundred-mile canoe route, one-hundred-thirty-three-mile Northville-to-Lake Placid Trail, thirty thousand miles of mountain streams, and three thousand lakes. The Adirondacks: 1830-1930, tells how the region was first discovered, explored, and preserved as the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, the largest park in the contiguous United States, a patchwork of public and private lands governed by one of the largest regional zoning plans in the country. With more than two hundred stunning photographs and fascinating tales of the region, it traces the development of the hamlets, the great camps, the guides, and the furniture and tanning businesses.

ISBN: 0738510947

# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication Date: 09/25/2002

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Book Description:
For decades, the vast Adirondack wilderness has beckoned. Some, having sampled the treasury of Adirondack art and literature, are drawn by its spectacular beauty; many are lured by its year-round sports and recreational opportunities; others are enticed by its health-giving qualities-the clear air, sparkling waters, and refreshing woodlands. The Adirondacks: 1931-1990 celebrates the years in which the six-million-acre preserve truly became a people's park. With some two hundred rare images, the book includes views of the Winter Olympics held at Lake Placid in 1932, attended by thousands from the world over. It applauds the American boys working in the CCC camps in the Adirondacks during the Great Depression. It follows the steamboats as they ply Lake George and the Fulton Chain and other lakes, as well as the railroads as they bring in more and more visitors. It traces the rise and fall of the grand hotels and their successors: the cabins, motels, cottages, second homes, and campsites of the motoring public. It highlights the music, the architecture, the animals, the crafts-the more recent history of the Adirondack culture.

ISBN: 0738511560

# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication Date: 04/25/2003

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Book Description:
Don Williams, born and raised in the southern Adirondacks, has had columns about his beloved mountains published in newspapers across New York State. His readers have enjoyed informative yet subtly humorous and offbeat topics such as "Adirondack 'Skeeters," "Thars Gold in Them Thar Hills," Speakin' Adirondackish," "Pants Lawrence," "Skunk Oil," and "The 'TellTale'Bill." You'll love the Adirondacks too, as you explore Don Williams' world of Adirondack mystery, youth, and culture. Unique sketches by North Country artist John Mahaffy 'top off' Williams' thoroughly enjoyable storytelling. Relax and have fun with Inside the Adirondack Blue Line.

Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: North Country Books (November, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN: 0925168653

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Contact Information:
Donald R. Williams
23 East State Street
Gloversville, NY 12078

E-mail: Donald R. Williams

 



Published by: Capital Celtic Network
Year Written: 2005



 


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