The next Adirondack Experience 2019 Cabin Fever Sunday Series lecture will be “A Soldier’s Journey through the Heart of the Park” with John Taibi on March 24th.
John Taibi shares the story of a Second World War soldier who was held captive as a prisoner-of-war by the German Army. Upon arriving home, he was reunited with his wife of hardly a year, and the United States Army sent them both to The Club in Lake Placid for rest and relaxation following his P.O.W. deprivations and her constant worry about the welfare of her husband.
To reach The Club, along with many other former P.O.W.s and their spouses they traveled by railroad on a New York Central train through the heart of Adirondack Park to reach their destination. This would be their only transit of, and visit to, the Park.
What they saw along their way, what they did while at Lake Placid, and their adjustment to normal life post Taibi’s discharge, are subjects for examination by this presentation.
John Taibi is a native Long Islander who has been residing in central New York since 1994. He and his wife, Barbara, live in a restored New York, Ontario & Western Railway depot in Munnsville that is his base of operations for researching and writing about the region’s railroad history, environment, and legacy.
He is the author of thirteen full-length books and one hundred-fifteen short stories that deal with a variety of railroad subjects. John is presently researching the Adirondack Region for a four-volume series of books about the New York Central’s Adirondack Division.
This lecture will be held on March 24th, at 1:30 pm at the museum in Blue Mountain Lake. For more information, contact the Adirondack Experience at (518) 352-7311 or visit their website.
A version of this article first appeared on the Adirondack Almanack.