On Friday, May 14th at 1:25 pm, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers Morehouse and Savarie responded to a wildfire on Palisades Road, a road running alongside Brant Lake, in the town of Horicon, Warren County. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wildfire Spreads By Wind Before Being Extinguished
Night and day for three full weeks six well-dressed men would take shifts standing watch over Betsey Hays in her bed. They planned to stay with her two at a time in her one room cabin and make careful scientific notes. For Betsey, who spent most of her time tormented by uncontrollable bodily contortions and seizures, it was something she was used to.
Over the past two years, thousands of people had come to Chestertown in Northern Warren County to stand over her as she suffered. [Read more…] about “Strange things about Mrs. Simeon Hays,” The Woman That Lived Without Eating
Recently my son Adam and his daughter were canoeing on the Hudson River above the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls when they noticed a small tree growing atop an old stone pier about 30 feet from shore – and something more. Tangled in the roots, they found a large old rusted chain with links 4 inches wide by 6 inches long.
Sharing pictures with Richard “Dick” Nason, the unofficial Finch Pruyn Paper Company historian and an authority on river log drives, it appears likely the chain was left over from the heyday of log drives on the Hudson River. [Read more…] about An Old Hudson River Chain Recalls Logging History