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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 07-05-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,375
Posted By thachertom
Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood E-Book

My book Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood: Discovering the Adirondack History of Indian Point is now available as a e-book at Apple iBooks and Google Play (go to www.fiftyacresofbeachandwood.org for...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 10-05-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,934
Posted By thachertom
An Important Message for Readers of Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood

As my Indiegogo campaign enters the final week, I am humbled and greatly appreciative of all those who have contributed to my efforts to publish my book. The campaign has succeeded in raising the...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 09-16-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,312
Posted By thachertom
Nessmuk Returns to Indian Point after 130 years.

Nessmuk Returns to Indian Point after 130 years.

http://fiftyacresofbeachandwood.org/2015/09/15/nessmuk-returns/
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 09-08-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,106
Posted By thachertom
Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood

Make the Book - Feed the Arts.

Please support and share my campaign to publish Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood. I will be donating 100% of the sales proceeds to the Adirondack Lakes Center for the...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,402
Posted By thachertom
An Adirondack Love of Mystery and Intrigue in the 1880's

Please enjoy my last chapter of Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood that reveals the Patriarch's family secrets and the truth and fate of the original Thacher Camp on Indian Point.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 07-28-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,352
Posted By thachertom
The Search for William Wood's 1844 Cabin on Raquette Lake

Discover where William Wood built his cabin on Raquette Lake after quarreling with Matthew Beach.

http://fiftyacresofbeachandwood.org/2015/07/28/the-search-for-william-woods-cabin/
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 06-23-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,774
Posted By thachertom
The Search for Raquette Lake's First Cabin

Please enjoy reading the search for and discovery of the location of Matthew Beach and William Wood's original 1837 cabin on Indian Point.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 06-03-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,332
Posted By thachertom
"A Week in the Wilderness" 1855 by Henry Jarvis Raymond

Read about the Founder of the New York Times 1855 visit to Indian Point, Raquette Lake on his way to the Iron Works in Adirondac (Tahawus).
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 05-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,570
Posted By thachertom
Famous Adirondack Guide Alvah Dunning lived a time at Indian Point on Raquette Lake.

Learn when and where and more about this unique man in my new chapter. Alvah Dunning: The Hermit Who Could Not Escape Civilization.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 05-05-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,339
Posted By thachertom
First News Report of "Forever Wild" Amendment to NY State Constitution in 1894

QUIZ TIME:
During the 1894 NY State Constitutional Convention, delegates amended Article 7 Section 7 to:
a) constitutionally protect the state forest preserve
b) allow sale of State lands...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,786
Posted By thachertom
Good English China at the bottom of The Needles Channel of Raquette Lake?

Is there a Treasure of Good English China at the bottom of The Needles Channel of Raquette Lake?

Enjoy reading "Chasing a Barrel of China" in Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood to find out.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-07-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,610
Posted By thachertom
1850- The Raquette River is Declared a Public Highway

Here is a reprint of the 1850 NYS Assembly committee report as published in the March 1, 1850 edition of the New York Morning Courier.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 03-24-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,971
Posted By thachertom
How is Indian Point on Raquette Lake connected to the name "Adirondacks"?

Please enjoy reading how the naming of the Adirondacks and Indian Point share something in common: Prof. Ebenezer Emmons
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 03-10-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,234
Posted By thachertom
"The Adirondacs" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please enjoy reading the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson describing his time at the Philosophers' Camp in August 1858.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 02-24-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,858
Posted By thachertom
The Triangulation of Verplanck Colvin

Learn how the father of the Adirondack Park had a part in creating John Boyd Thacher State Park outside Albany.

http://fiftyacresofbeachandwood.org/2015/02/24/the-triangulation-of-verplanck-colvin/
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 02-03-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,741
Posted By thachertom
Adirondack Bear Tales

Please enjoy reading an 1895 newspaper interview with Charlie Bennett of The Antlers regaling readers with tales of black bear at William West Durant's Camp Pine Knot.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,326
Posted By thachertom
Raquette Lake and Indian Point played an innovative role in the foundation of forestr

Raquette Lake and Indian Point played an innovative role in the foundation of forestry science in the U.S.

Please enjoy reading "The August Forest Camp on Indian Point"
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,196
Posted By thachertom
Thanks for your comments

Thanks for your comments - it makes me think of what has changed on Raquette Lake in my lifetime. Village store is the same but I miss The Spoon and the little gift shop to the right of it that had...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 01-06-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,196
Posted By thachertom
"Adirondacks of 1858 and 1859"

Read "Adirondacks of 1858 and 1859", an article published in Forest and Stream magazine in 1912 describing camping at Raquette Lake.
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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-23-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,407
Posted By thachertom
New Chapter in Adirondack History Blog: Adirondack Murray's Guide Honest John

Rev. William H. H. Murray's 1869 book Adventures in the Wilderness is credited with bringing the masses to the Adirondacks. John Plumley is the man who brought the Adirondacks to Murray.

Please...
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