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St. Lawrence County

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Since the days of the pioneers, St. Lawrence County's diverse waterways, fertile soils, and dense forests have drawn a rich cultural mix of peoples. These early settlers built the colorful barns, mills, and lighthouses of a working community. Over time, the area was transformed by one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the St. Lawrence Seaway; by the great educational institutions of the valley; and by modern industries like Corning, the high-tech creator of windows for the...
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Overview


Since the days of the pioneers, St. Lawrence County's diverse waterways, fertile soils, and dense forests have drawn a rich cultural mix of peoples. These early settlers built the colorful barns, mills, and lighthouses of a working community. Over time, the area was transformed by one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the St. Lawrence Seaway; by the great educational institutions of the valley; and by modern industries like Corning, the high-tech creator of windows for the space shuttle.

St. Lawrence County is bracketed by two great vacation meccas, the Thousand Islands and the Adirondack Park. Artist Frederick Remington's island retreat at Ingleneuk and Henry Rushton's Canton boat works are no longer with us, but the port of Ogdensburg still boasts elegant nineteenth-century homes. Rushton's crafts can still be found at exhibitions at Paul Smith's College or gracing Lake Flower in the village of Saranac Lake. Daily life in hamlets such as Star Lake, North Creek, and Blue Mountain Lake can still evoke a simpler time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738509341
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,447,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Susan Wood was coeditor of River Time, about a St. Lawrence County community, and has a long association with the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, where she edits a newsletter and works in the library archives.

Christopher Angus has written about Adirondack and environmental issues for numerous publications. A former newspaper columnist, he is currently book review editor for Adirondac magazine and is the author of Reflections from Canoe Country and a forthcoming biography of noted Adirondack guide and conservationist Clarence Petty.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1. Living in the Towns 9
2. Living on the Land 41
3. Living in the Mountains 59
4. Living on the Water 79
5. Partners on the Land 101
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