Eagle Bay lies in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains of New York State at an elevation of 1,720 feet. Situated just north of 4th Lake on the Fulton Chain, and about ten miles east of Old Forge, the small hamlet (one of 94 designated hamlets in the Adirondacks) has seasonal activity consisting of winter snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Summer events focus on the various surrounding lakes, ponds, mountains, and hiking trails. [Read more…] about A Short History Of Eagle Bay In The Adirondacks
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the permanent protection of more than 3,300 acres in the Herkimer County towns of Salisbury and Norway. The tract is comprised of hardwood and softwood forests and significant wetlands within the Mohawk River watershed.
OSI purchased the Spruce Creek property for $3 million from Datum 9 Forestry LLC. [Read more…] about 3,300 Acres Protected Along East Canada Creek Tributary
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Three Lakes Tract Conservation Easement, a privately-owned conservation easement encompassing approximately 3,350 acres in the town of Webb, Herkimer County. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Herkimer County Easement Plans
Forest Rangers Hanno and McCartney reported that on Friday, November 13, they discovered an illegal camp near a remote pond in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area in Ohio Township, Herkimer County, in the Adirondack Park.
Upon further investigation, the Forest Rangers say they observed multiple state land violations, and decided to monitor the site for suspects. [Read more…] about Hunters Ticketed For Illegal Camp, Landing Float Plane in Wilderness Area
This week on The Historians Podcast, Caryl Hopson and Susan Perkins discuss a book they have edited, Murder and Mayhem in Herkimer County. One chapter describes the death of Grace Brown, which inspired Theodore Dreiser’s novel An American Tragedy. [Read more…] about Murder and Mayhem in Herkimer County
Until the twentieth century, women were often overlooked by historians. Fortunately for those of us who live in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, a collaborative project, Women Belong In History Books, has captured many inspiring stories of notable women. [Read more…] about Women of the Mohawk Valley Program Planned
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Dennis Webster looks back at a precedent setting murder case in his new book, Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher: The Shocking 1914 Case of a Vengeful Student. (History Press, 2017)
Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher in 1914
Retired as executive director of the Herkimer County Historical Society, Spellman and over twenty women worked on research for this book. You can hear listen to “The Historians” podcast online here. [Read more…] about Women in History: Herkimer and Oneida Counties
The Herkimer County Legislature has named Friday “French Louie Day” in honor of the noted French-Canadian Adirondacker Louis Seymour. A celebration is planned for Saturday in the Town of Inlet.
Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Seymour, who made the wilderness between Inlet and Lake Pleasant his home from the 1860s until his death in Newton’s Corners (now Speculator) on February 27, 1915. Seymour’s name became legend after the 1952 biography Adirondack French Louie: Life in the North Woods by Utica author Harvey Dunham, which portrayed him as a man of hard work, determination and humor. [Read more…] about ‘French Louie Day’ Recalls Adirondack Folk Hero
Kyle Jenks, the writer and producer of Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama used the plotline from the famous novel Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds and adapted it for the outdoor stage. [Read more…] about Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama 2014 Season