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Near North Elba in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry Van Hoevenberg

22 March 1849 - 25 February 1918

 
 
Henry Van Hoevenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 21, 2020
1. Henry Van Hoevenberg Marker
Inscription.  
Just north of this spot beside the lake chosen from the summit of as the very heart of the Adirondacks Henry Van Hoevenberg created the original Adirondack Loj - an imposing log structure built of virgin timber cut on the site.

"Mr. Van" built also the principal trails radiating from here and pioneered the opening of the Adirondacks to all wilderness lovers until the Loj was destroyed by the last great forest fires of 1903.

Adirondack Loj and its founder are gone but here in the heart of the eternal hills their spirit lives to inspire forever all lovers of the woods.

relief caption: Adirondack Loj 1878-1903
 
Erected 1968.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1918.
 
Location. 44° 10.908′ N, 73° 57.985′ W. Marker is near North Elba, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Adirondack Loj Road (County Route 34) 4.8 miles south of Cascade Road (New York State Route 73) when traveling south
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. Located at the Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid NY 12946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run (approx. 4.2 miles away); John Brown (approx. 4.2 miles away); Here Lies Buried John Brown (approx. 4.9 miles away); The XIII Winter Olympic Games (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sonja Henie Ice Fountain (approx. 7.2 miles away); Henry J. Kaiser (approx. 7.6 miles away); David Henderson (approx. 7.8 miles away); Making Iron (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Elba.
 
Henry Van Hoevenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Henry Van Hoevenberg Marker
Henry Van Hoevenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
3. Henry Van Hoevenberg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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