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Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,512
Posted By MtnManJohn
The major hurdle for getting South Dix renamed to...

The major hurdle for getting South Dix renamed to Carson Peak is the same as its was for getting East Dix renamed to Grace Peak: bureaucracy. There is a s**tload of red-tape one has to go through...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 04-04-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 40,676
Posted By MtnManJohn
I just came upon your post. If you are on...

I just came upon your post. If you are on facebook, I HIGHLY recommend you get onto the "History and Legends of the Adirondacks" group. Much has been posted, in great detail, about Tahawus, the...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 08-10-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,758
Posted By MtnManJohn
Middle Settlement remnants?

I'm in the process of researching the long-gone settlement established by John Brown c.1800 called Middle Settlement, located west of Old Forge somewhere in the He-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness. It was one...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 02-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,958
Posted By MtnManJohn
If you are on Facebook, check out this thread on...

If you are on Facebook, check out this thread on the 'History and Legends of the Adirondacks' FB group, which has more info:
...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 02-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,365
Posted By MtnManJohn
Old timers: Recalling name "Pough"

The earliest mention of the name "Pough" (for Pough Peak, the hogback between S Dix and Hough) I found was in James R. Burnside's book in which he has a July 1979 entry in his climbing journal in...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 02-25-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,393
Posted By MtnManJohn
Hi all! Sorry for the belated reply but thank...

Hi all! Sorry for the belated reply but thank you for the responses. For some reason I did not get email indicating I had replies. Anyways, a gentleman on my Adirondack History Facebook group...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 09-08-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,393
Posted By MtnManJohn
Question High Peaks Canister/Container photos + history

For another research project I am on re: canisters and containers (eg jars, tin boxes, etc) on the High Peaks, I have been gathering photos of canisters on the peaks, which I will eventually put into...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 02-26-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,022
Posted By MtnManJohn
New group: History and Legends of the Adirondacks

For those on Facebook, FYI on a group I created in late Dec. last year dedicated to the history of the Adirondacks:

History and Legends of the Adirondacks...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,657
Posted By MtnManJohn
Yes, you are correct! Any research you can...

Yes, you are correct! Any research you can provide links to?
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 12-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,657
Posted By MtnManJohn
An update. After some digging, I found an...

An update. After some digging, I found an article which implied that AARCH was involved in some manner in the restoration of the McIntyre Furnace. I contacted AARCH, and after a few weeks of...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,104
Posted By MtnManJohn
Joe, I am looking at an online version of...

Joe, I am looking at an online version of Colvin's 1873 survey report and they neglected to scan the map :-( Looks like I may have to visit the Adirondack archives.

What I figure I could do is...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,104
Posted By MtnManJohn
Thanks much for the info, guys (I got your email...

Thanks much for the info, guys (I got your email Joe)! I have seen the map in Donaldson's book, which I'll have to settle with as a start. I will check out the map exhibition at the Kelly Center,...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-16-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,007
Posted By MtnManJohn
Contacting Philip G Terrie

Dr. Philip G. Terrie is a well-known Adirondack historian and author, professor emeritus at Bowling Green State U. I tried contacting him through his email address at...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,104
Posted By MtnManJohn
Map of Totten & Crossfield, Macomb Purchase, and Old Military Tract

I am looking for a map that shows the Totten & Crossfield, Macomb Purchase, and Old Military Tract regions and the annotated townships within. I've been looking all around and can only find...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-10-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,657
Posted By MtnManJohn
The furnace was restored in 2007, and it appears...

The furnace was restored in 2007, and it appears the AARCH were involved somehow. I sent them a message this afternoon asking if they were indeed involved in the restoration ...
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,657
Posted By MtnManJohn
That's good to know. So I wonder if it has some...

That's good to know. So I wonder if it has some connection with whomever did the work on the furnace?
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 11-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,657
Posted By MtnManJohn
Looking closely at the photos, it appears that...

Looking closely at the photos, it appears that the large metal plate the "SNR (or SNER) TOOTS" is welded to is held in place by 4 small, rectangular stones (the top, long rectangular on and bottom 3...
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