Day in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ira “Adirondack Ike” Gray
noted woodsman, author
Town of Day
Erected 2000 by Saratoga 2000 and the Town of Day.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 43° 16.905′ N, 73° 57.756′ W. Marker is in Day, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on West Mountain Road (County Route 10) south of South Shore Road (County Route 7), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 996 West Mountain Road, Hadley NY 12835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conklingville Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lynwood Church (approx. 3 miles away); Hadley Station (approx. 6.2 miles away); To Those Who Served (approx. 6.3 miles away); (Hadley Mountain) Fire TowerPost Office (approx. 6.3 miles away); Arlington Hotel (approx. 6.3 miles away); Hadley Bow Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away).
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1. Ira Gray Collection at Northampton Town Hall. Adirondack Ike, as he preferred to be called, lived with his mother, Julia, and stepfather, Charles Brooks, on the South Shore Road in the Town of Day, in the area known as Brooks Bay. Ike built a house for his mother and it was later moved up from the river. Behind the house Ike built a small camp on Daley Creek and called it HI-N-DRY. This trapper, woodsman and author of several Adirondack books, left behind this reason for such a long life: Don’t smoke, don’t drink and don’t work inside. Adirondack Ike's home still stands on Daley Creek. (Submitted on August 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Saratoga Battle Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. At the Washington's Birthday meeting on February 20, 1981, a discussion was held regarding one of the more colorful individuals that we have ever had as a chapter member. Ira Gray, "Adirondack Ike" to all, had written that he was now age 94 and confined to a nursing home at a cost of $600 per month. Because of this, he was unable to meet his dues requirement of $17. A motion was passed to have the chapter take care of his dues for him. (Submitted on August 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Ira “Adirondack Ike" Gray (Find a Grave). (Submitted on August 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.