The Adirondacks, New York (Postcard History Series)

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In 1892, the Adirondack Park, located in the northeast corner of New York, was declared "forever wild," and from then on, public land could not be further developed. Early on, tourists were drawn to the clear blue lakes, winding rivers and streams, and awe-inspiring mountain peaks of the region. The stunning scenery of the Adirondacks suited the postcard perfectly, making the medium the primary method park visitors used to correspond with family and friends, whether on a trip for healing from tuberculosis and ...
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Overview


In 1892, the Adirondack Park, located in the northeast corner of New York, was declared "forever wild," and from then on, public land could not be further developed. Early on, tourists were drawn to the clear blue lakes, winding rivers and streams, and awe-inspiring mountain peaks of the region. The stunning scenery of the Adirondacks suited the postcard perfectly, making the medium the primary method park visitors used to correspond with family and friends, whether on a trip for healing from tuberculosis and other breathing disorders or vacationing from New York City and the surrounding area. Today the park remains an unspoiled wilderness that continues to draw visitors eager to enjoy its natural beauty.
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Over the past half century, author Scherelene L. Schatz has been visiting the Adirondacks and collecting postcards of this idyllic northern New York park. In this addition to Arcadia's Postcard History series, she traces the evolution of this popular yet still pristine tourist destination. A fascinating visual record.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738563473
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/12/2008
  • Series: Postcards of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,440,838
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Scherelene L. Schatz began visiting family and friends in the Adirondacks more than 50 years ago. Her personal collection of vintage postcards offers a glimpse of the Adirondacks in the early 20th century, as the region evolved from a haven for hunters, loggers, and miners to a tourist destination for the rich and famous.
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