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Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks
The Story of the Lake, the Land, and the People

Edited by Jane A. Barlow

Cloth $45.00    |   0-8156-0774-1    |   2004

Paper $30.00    |   9780815607991    |   2004

This is the story of Big Moose Lake brought to life by 259 antique postcards and family photographs and previously unpublished memoirs, oral histories, diary entries, and personal correspondence of the men and women who settled the area.

Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks transports the reader back in time to the days when steamboats, buckboards, and gas lighting were common. Jane and Mark Barlow deliver tales of one-room schools, of ice harvesting, of women who managed households accessible only by boat, of families struck by deaths from tuberculosis or from drowning, of uncontrollable fires and stories of exuberant amusements such as primitive motorboat regattas. People arrived on the first railroad to stretch through the uninhabited Adirondack wilderness and helped establish a thriving community. Early trappers and hunters of the Adirondacks became guides there, eventually establishing permanent camps and hotels. Prosperous businessmen brought their families and built private summer homes.

Jane A. Barlow is coeditor of Cypriot Ceramics and a coauthor of Alambra: A Bronze Age Town in Cyprus. She has taught at Cornell University and at Smith College.

Copublished with the Big Moose Lake History Project

81/2 x 11, 336 pages, 259 illustrations, 14 maps, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index

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