Near Speculator in Hamilton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
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.
State of New
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. Touch 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 Americans • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 458 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 8. submitted on August 16, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.