Along the Adirondack Trail

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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. Rare original photographs portray each of the twenty settlements on the trail from Fonda to Malone, reflecting the lives of the guides, loggers, trappers, sportsmen, camp owners, tourists, leather workers, and health seekers who opened up the unknown county.
ISBN: 9780738536484
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Donald R. Williams has shared his home country, the Adirondacks, for more than fifty years through his writings, television shows, lectures, and storytelling. He has authored numerous books on the area, including two for Arcadia Publishing: The Adirondacks: 1830-1930 and The Adirondacks: 1931-1990. He recently received the Mohawk Valley Heritage Hero award for Historical Education and Linking Places. His work in Along the Adirondack Trail continues this tradition.
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