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Old 05-12-2018, 03:07 PM   #101
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Pharoah is a beautiful lake for paddling
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:53 PM   #102
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This is a follow-up to my original post. I have additional information about the Mill Brook approach. My spelling of the Culverfields is correct. In the late 1800's the Culver family had a homestead near Mill Brook. They cleared the land and created fields in the Mill Brook area. In the 1930's the CCC did a re-forestation project and replanted the farm's fields. Even though I have searched, today I cannot find any signs of this old farmstead. I speculate that during the re-planting, the CCC removed any signs of the old farmstead. I plan on looking again once the snow melts this spring.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:10 PM   #103
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This is a follow-up to my original post. I have additional information about the Mill Brook approach. My spelling of the Culverfields is correct. In the late 1800's the Culver family had a homestead near Mill Brook. They cleared the land and created fields in the Mill Brook area. In the 1930's the CCC did a re-forestation project and replanted the farm's fields. Even though I have searched, today I cannot find any signs of this old farmstead. I speculate that during the re-planting, the CCC removed any signs of the old farmstead. I plan on looking again once the snow melts this spring.
Have you found the crank shaft from the saw mill on Pharaoh Lake Brook? It's also possible to find foundations that I believe were the saw mill itself.

I learned about it a couple of years ago from a gentleman I spoke with who was hiking in the area. He indicated that the sawmill had been his grandfathers. He said that it was abandoned before the second world war, and at that time the army went in and pulled out anything metal to be melted/re-purposed for the war effort. The crank shaft was too big to take out and so they left it behind- and it can be found to this day if you know where to look. After he told me about it (and told me about where to find it), I spent an afternoon looking- and sure enough, I found it.

(I'm a bit hesitant to specify where exactly it is on a public forum but if you PM me I'll give you more info.)

I've also been told that there is a grave somewhere near Glidden Marsh but despite substantial bushwhacking in the area, I've never found it. A forest ranger who used to patrol the Schroon Lake area (before he got promoted) once told me that he also looked for it extensively and also without any luck. There's obvious foundations on the north end of Glidden Marsh- and I can't imagine that the grave was far away if it was associated with that settlement. If it's there, the tombstone unfortunately probably got knocked over and is buried beneath decades of accumulated pine needles at this point.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:49 AM   #104
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Anybody been into the ponds in the PLWA lately? What are conditions like? Trails, snowpack, ice, etc.?
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