Ernie Blanchard and Lester Turner who lodged an indignant complaint against an unnamed black man living in the Adirondack woods in 1932 were no strangers to crime. They were well acquainted with a range of infractions – from illegal construction to rum-running to illicit hunting. For some of those crimes they were fined, others were the subject of casual boasts long after the fact. [Read more…] about 1932 Adirondack Killing Sparks Questions About The Role Of Race
Adirondack Foundation this year awarded $590,000 in Generous Acts grants to meet pressing needs and support important initiatives in local communities across the Adirondack region. [Read more…] about Adirondack Foundation Awards Nearly $600K
Adirondack Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy, has announced the addition of Jim Allison, David Sand and Carolyn Sicher to its Board of Trustees.
In addition to new trustees, the foundation also established a Community Council to broaden perspectives and engage people across the region. [Read more…] about Adirondack Foundation Adds Trustees, Launches Community Council
For the first time in its 93-year history, the membership of the Adirondack Garden Club will include a man. Derek Rogers of Willsboro was recently confirmed by the club and will be formally accepted at the annual meeting in May. [Read more…] about After 93 Years A Man Joins The Adirondack Garden Club
The area at the center of this map — near O’Neil Flow, just southwest of Blue Mountain in the Central Adirondacks — is where in 1932 a group of white men, including state troopers and gamekeepers, hunted and killed a black man who was living in the woods.
The black man was never named, and newspapers exaggerated his size and his actions. [Read more…] about Stories of 1932 Shooting of Black Man in the Adirondacks Questioned
State Police continue to investigate the discovery of skeletal remains of an unidentified man found 34 years ago in North Elba in the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Identity of Body Found in Adirondacks in 1986 Still A Mystery
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), a New York State government agency created in 1971 by the State Legislature to develop long-range public and private land use plans for the Adirondack Park, has issued an annual report for 2020. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Agency Issues 2020 Annual Report
This week on The Historians Podcast, how the Adirondack forest preserve was motorized, snowmobiling, and more. The guest is John Warren, founder and editor of New York Almanack. [Read more…] about John Warren Talks Adirondacks On The Historians Podcast
The institution of a permit system at the Ausable Club’s Adirondack Mountain Reserve surprised and confused some hikers and would-be hikers. Many didn’t realize that third most popular High Peaks Wilderness Area access point, through the Club’s lands in the Upper Ausable Valley, was privately owned.
A similar situation holds at the Johns Brook Valley, another popular access point just northwest. That area is owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), it faces similar parking challenges and is just as susceptible to a future permit system. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Permits: Could Johns Brook Valley Be Next? Some History
Play ADK is a nonprofit organization working to create a state-of-the-art children’s museum in Saranac Lake, NY that hopes to offer exhibits and experiences to engage children in meaningful play and exploration, and provide valuable resources for families. [Read more…] about Plans Afoot For Adirondacks Children’s Museum