The Adirondacks:: 1931-1990 [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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The Adirondacks:: 1931-1990

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439611814
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Donald R. Williams explored the early history of the region in his companion book, The Adirondacks: 1830-1930. Recognized as an expert on the Adirondacks, his "home country," Williams is also the author of five other books on the subject and is an Adirondack storyteller and lecturer. His name is well known as a magazine writer and editor, and as a columnist for four newspapers. His unending delight in sharing his collection of images and stories is unmistakably evident in The Adirondacks: 1931-1990.
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