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Near Speculator in Hamilton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Adirondacks

Historic New York

 
 
The Adirondacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 6, 2011
1. The Adirondacks Marker
Inscription.
Historic New York
The Adirondacks
The Adirondack Mountains, consisting of rocky peaks, sheer cliffs and narrow valleys, also have wooded slopes and sparkling lakes. Forty three mountains have elevations 4000 feet or higher. Mount Marcy, with an altitude of 5344 feet, is the highest. Near Marcy's summit is lake Tear-of-the-Clouds, the source of the Hudson River.
Iroquois Indians derisively gave the name Adirondack (meaning "tree-eater") to some of the Algonkians, their enemies. Used as Indian hunting territory, the vast wilderness was not penetrated by white men until the late 18th century. Mining began at the end of that century, and Adirondack mines have yielded such ores as iron, zinc, titanium, talc and garnet. The great wealth of Adirondack forests supplied demands for timber in the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th. Alarmed over the denuding of this natural treasure, New York set up the Forest Preserve in 1885. The Adirondack Park now consists of more than two million State-owned acres.
Railroad construction after 1871 turned remote forest retreats into popular summer resorts. The opening of automobile highways in the 20th century made the area accessible for all to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Adirondack Mountains.
Education Department
State of New
The Adirondacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 6, 2011
2. The Adirondacks Marker
York 1966
Department of Public Works

 
Erected 1966 by New York State Education Department & Department of Public Works.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 43° 29.994′ N, 74° 20.543′ W. Marker is near Speculator, New York, in Hamilton County. Marker is on New York State Route 30, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in a road side rest area, just south/east of Speculator. Marker is in this post office area: Speculator NY 12164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Henry Slack's Store (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sacandaga Public Campsite (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural Features
 
The Adirondacks - Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 6, 2011
3. The Adirondacks - Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County
The Adirondacks - Lake George, "<i>The Queen of American Lakes"</i> image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 17, 2011
4. The Adirondacks - Lake George, "The Queen of American Lakes"
The Adirondacks - View From Hadley Mountain in Saratoga County image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2008
5. The Adirondacks - View From Hadley Mountain in Saratoga County
The Adirondacks - Alpine Skiing at Gore Mountain in Warren County image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 7, 2005
6. The Adirondacks - Alpine Skiing at Gore Mountain in Warren County
The Adirondacks - Morning on the Great Sacandaga Lake image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2010
7. The Adirondacks - Morning on the Great Sacandaga Lake
The Adirondacks - Lake Placid from Whiteface Mountain, Essex County image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 12, 2011
8. The Adirondacks - Lake Placid from Whiteface Mountain, Essex County
 
 
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