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Adirondack AdventuresAdirondack Adventures
Bob Gillespie and Harvey Dunham on French Louie’s Trail
by Roy E. Reehil and William J. O’Hern

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Featuring the Camping Journals of French Louie’s Biographer Harvey Dunham

Index of Adirondack Adventures

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Adirondack French Louie (Dunham), 3, 62, 210, 227–29,240–243, 247–48, 250, 255
Adirondack League Club, 12–13, 16, 127–29, 137, 142–43, 199–200, 221–26, 234
Adirondack Mountains 9–22, 33–36, 110–11, 195, 209, 221–26
Adirondack Park, 11–20, 64–67, 154, 221–26, 253–55
Adirondack Park Association, 13
Adirondack Survey, 12
Amsterdam Recorder, 207–08

Baby Lake, 118, 150–51, 187, 237
Ballou, Henry C., 159, 161
Ballou, Theodore, 159
Barber, Amaziah Dutton "Dut," 188–89, 199
Barber’s Forest Lodge Camp, See Camps and clubs
Barneveld, NY, 117, 157
Barse, "Peachy," 120–121, 140, 154, 156, 182, 190, 236, 238–39
Beach, Lu, 71
Beaver, 81, 85–93, 130–134, 140–41, 227
Beaver River, 4–10, 16–17, 19–21, 23–27, 45, 70, 178–79
Beaver River Hotel, 44
Beaver Lake, 178–79, 181–82
Beaver River Station, 9, 23–25, 43–44, 51, 69–70, 109, 148, 179
Beech Ridge Pond, 92–94
Beer 15, 111
Belden Vly, 166, 217
Big blow-down, 223–25, 254–55
Big Brook, 120, 187, 236
Big Burnt Lake, 27, 70–73, 89, 109
Big Crooked Lake, 16, 27, 49, 70, 101
Big Eve, 158, 188
Black flies, 34–35, 153, 169, 208, 215
Black River, 9, 20, 38, 63, 111, 192
Black River Canal, 20
Black River Railroad, 38
Blankman, Lloyd, 246–247, 257
Blue Line, See Adirondack Park
Blue, Ranger E. W., 115
Brennan, Dick, 43
Brooks Hotel, 193, 202–03
Brooks, Ernest, 203
Brook trout, 73–78, 110–111, 123, 148, 238,
See also Fish and fishing
Brook Trout Lake, 118, 198
Broughton, Harvey, 212–220
Brown, "Trume," Truman, 193
Browne, James "Jimmy" G., 165, 175–76
Buck Pond, 187, 211–220
Bullock, Monroe "Pop," 24–25, 44, 71, 109
Bullock, Bert, 24
Burt, Joe, 43
Byron-Curtiss, A. L., 61–63, 110–111, 113–15
camp logbooks, 61–62, 111–, 113–115
legal dispute over his camp, 114–15
Nat Foster Lodge (his camp), See Camps and clubs
Byron-Curtiss, Joseph, 111

Cable crossing, 146, 170, 173–74
Camden, NY, 61–62, 164
Camps and clubs,
Barber’s Forest Lodge, 188, 199
Bisby Lodge, 199
Burnt Knoll, 170–71, 190
Camp Happy, 5–6, 26–27, 29, 50, 52–53, 64–67, 69, 114
Cobb’s camp, 74, 79, 84, 88, 91
Conklin, John camp, 137, 140, 147–48
Dam Tender’s camp, 40
Darrow’s (Burt) camp, 48, 94
Eagle’s Nest, 166–68, 170–74, 236
Fraser Clearing, 161–65, 168–75, 233–245, 255
Fur, Fin and Feather, 102
Haskell (Trume) camp, 118, 120–26, 137–40, 147–55, 188, 190, 234, 238
Johnny Leaf camp, 164, 170–76, 183
Millers camp, 140, 143–44, 215–17, 238
Mountain lodge, 199
Nat Foster lodge, 61–62, 111–, 113–115
Norridgewock (Gillespie camp), 179–82
Ralph, (Wilbur), 171, 190, 238
Rap-Shaw club, 27–28, 49
Red camp, 172, 190
Rochester camp, 151, 172, 190
Segoolie, 158–61, 163, 165, 167, 169–83, 250, 253, 255
Swanson camp, 137
Townsend camp, 74–75
Woodpecker camp, 172, 190, 214
See also Adirondack League Club
Carnahan, Ab, 193
Carnahan, Sol, 191–93, 211, 214–16
Carter Station, 38, 71
Carterville Pond, 164
Chases Lake, 41–42
Chesterman, F. J., 51
Chevarie & Gendreu Co., 193
Chevarie Tote Road, 118, 120, 127, 192–93, 187, 236, See also Haskell Road
Choate, Joseph, 19
Clear Lake, 27, 70, 85–86, 100–01, 106
Clearwater, See Carter Station
Clemmons, Dan, 118, 120–22, 156–57, 169
Clemmons, Mrs. Dan, 157
Cline, Bill, 139, 145–47
Collyer, Billy, 251
Colvin, Verplanck, 12, 17
Cool, Byron, 191
Conservation, Commission, See New York State Conservation Department
Conservationist (magazine), 191
Crystal Dale, (Hamlet of), 53, 55, 58

Darrow, Burt, 43, 48, 71, 94, 97
Deer, 16, 40, 49, 89, 162, 198, 200, 204
Department of Environmental Conservation, See New York State Conservation Department
Descriptive Guide to the Adirondacks (Wallace), 9–10
Devecis, Frank, 212–220, 248, 252
Dismal Pond, 10, 28, 70, 93–94
Doodle Bug, 189, 236–37, 244
Dunham, Alvine Hempel, 31, 45, 69, 164–65
Dunham, Claire, 164–65
Dunham, Eleanor, 164–65
Dunham, Florence, 69, 249
Dunham, Harvey Leslie "Harve," viii, xi–xiii, 1, 3–7, 60–63, 68–109, 113, 116–83, 185–94, 207–55, 257
camps, See Camps and clubs: Eagle’s Nest; Fraser Clearing; Segoolie
his wife’s untimely death, 68
illustrations, 163, 169–75, 187
poems by, 4, 149, 246
Dunham, Jean M., 68–69, 235, 249, 255
Dunham, Raymond F., 4–5, 43, 60–63, 69–109, 111, 113–60, 164–65, 180, 211–220
Dunham, Rev. A. E., 61–62
Dunnigan, Dr. Joseph, 176, 180
Dye, John , 238

Eastman, Dr. Ford, 50–51, 116–57
Elmira, NY, 8, 22–23, 29, 113
Elmira Telegram, 112
Erie Canal, 20, 202
Erie, PA., 8, 126

Fish and fishing, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 63, 72–111, 122–55, 211–220
Forestport, NY, 61–63
Forestport Station, 24, 115, 199
Forever Wild Amendment, See New York State Constitution
Fort Noble Mountain, 173–174
Fox, Arthur L., 50
Fraser Clearing, 161–64, 188, 190, 192, 200,
See also Camps and clubs
French Louie, See Seymour, Louis; Adirondack French Louie (Dunham)
Fulton Chain, 20, 22, 24, 71, 220

Gardener, Frank, 18
Gillespie, Ella Mae Stull, 29–31
Gillespie, Helen, 9, 30–31, 178–79, 181, 233
Gillespie, James W., 31–36, 50–51
Gillespie, Jared, 8–9
Gillespie, Robert "Bob," vii–vii, xi–xiii, 4–11, 21, 23–24, 29–31, 48, 51, 54–60, 69–109, 111–160, 162–183, 187, 252–53
trip journals, vii–ix, xi–xii, 6–7, 24–27, 32–51, 71–109, 116–157
camps, See Camps and clubs: Eagle’s Nest; Fraser Clearing; Norridgewock; Segoolie
Gillespie, Ruth, 9, 30–31, 165, 170, 175–79
Gillespie, Zenus "Zene," 8–9, 116–57
Glenfield, 38, 42
Goose Lake, 128–29, 136, 149
Gloversville Morning Herald, 203–06
Grassy Point, 25, 44, 70–72
inn at Grassy Point, 24–25, 44
Green’s Clearing, 173–74, 176, 236

Haskell, "Pony," 158
Haskell Road, 187, 193, 235, 236, 238, 244
Haskell, Truman "Trume," 133, 149, 158–59, 193–95, 238, 257
Haskell camp, See Camps and clubs
Trume’s old place, See Wilkinson Place
Hamilton County 16
Hawk Pond, 10, 27–28, 70, 83, 93–95
Hedgehog, 93, 97–98, 123–25, 136, 147–48, 152–53
Herkimer, NY, 14, 56–57, 214
Herkimer County, 16
Herkimer, New York & Poland Railroad, 14
High Falls,
Honnedaga Outlet, 151, 171–72, 237
Oswegatchie River, 95–105
Hinckley, NY, 159, 229
Hinckley Reservoir, 117–18, 159
Higley Mountain Dam, 221–227
Honnedaga Lake, 13, 24, 118, 126, 172, 187–188, 199
Honnedaga Outlet Brook, 13, 118, 139–40, 150, 154, 171–72, 187, 237
Hungerford, Ben, 37–42
Hunting, 48–49, 52, 162, 198,
See also Camps and clubs

Igoe, Rob, 247
Independence Lake, 38–39
Independence River, 20, 37–42
Indian Lake, 196, 199
Indian River, 118, 140–46, 187, 198, 214–18
International paper Company, 38

Jamieson, Paul F., 246
Jocks Lake, See Honnedaga Lake
Jocks Lake Road, 120, 170–74

Keck, Beardslie, 235, 249, 255
Keck, David, 235, 249
Keck, Jean Dunham, See Dunham Jean M.
Kenwell, Gerald, 191, 196
Kenwell, Isaac "Ike," 191
Kenwell, Wellington, 191
Kernan, Michael, Jr., 228
Kibler, Jim, 176
Klock Flow, 187, 214–15, 238

Lake Lila, 16
Lane, J. R., 51
Lawrence, "Pants," 193, 203
Leaf, Johhny, 162, 198–200, 231,
See also Camps and clubs
Lewis County 16
Lewey Lake 196–97, 204
Life and Adventures of Nat Foster, The
(Byron-Curtiss), 61–62
Little Rock Lake, 47, 70, 81–82, 167, 246
Loons, 89–90, 189
Lowville, NY, 10, 53, 55
Lowville Journal and Republican, 64–67
Lumberjacks, 192–193, 196–97

Malkin, Carolyn Browne, 8–9, 29–30, 165, 178–79, 183
Malone, NY, 14–15
Metcalf Brook, 125, 187
Metcalf Lake, 140
Mills, Sam, 48, 109, 136, 139
Mitchell, Joe, 199
Mitchell Stillwater, 118, 135, 172, 187, 199–201
Mohawk Engraving Co., 113, 241–42, 249
Mohawk and Malone Railroad, 12–24, 42
Mohawk and St. Lawrence Railroad, 14
Moose River, 9, 20, 204
Mud Lake, 118, 198–200
Mud pond, 27, 70, 85–86, 106
Murtaugh, Tommy, 43

Negro Lake, 16, 70, 85–86
Nehasane Lake, 16
Neu, Fritz, 48, 116, 139, 145–47
Newtons Corners, 193, 195, 198
New York and Pennsylvania Telephone and Telegraph Co., 29
New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, 6, 24, 70
New York State,
Attorney General, 223–26
Conservation Department, 65–67, 221–26, 253–55
Conservationist (magazine), See Conservationist
Constitution, 18–19, 65–67, 221–26
Constitutional Convention, 18–19
Forest Commission, 12–19
Forest, Game and Fisheries Commission, 20
Forest Preserve, 12–21
Land Office, 14–19
Legislature, 12–19, 226
New York Herald, 15
New York Times,
11, 15–17, 248
Nobleboro, NY, 118-120, 158, 167, 173, 176, 183, 188, 195, 235, 243
Norridgewock Hotel, 24, 43
North Country Books, 247
North Lake Reservoir, 20, 61–63, 111, 113
Northrup Lake, 126–38, 148–49, 187
Northwood, NY, 229
Norton, Mortimer, 228

Oneida County Forest Preserve Council, 224–26
Old Forge, NY, 22,
See also Fulton Chain
Osborn's Adirondack House, 198
Oswegatchie River, 70, 95–105
Otter Brook, 204
Otter Lake, 24, 127, 136, 149, 187
Outdoorsman
(magazine), 181, 187
Ovitt, Ernest "Ernie," 208

Palmer, Frances, 8
Panther Mountain Dam, 221–26
Parker, Jim, 238
Perry, George, 33–36
Pierce, Dan, 233–245, 255
Pierce, Dawn, 233–245, 255
Pierce, Donna, 233–245, 255
Pierce, Gail, 233–245, 255
Pierce, Kathryn, 233–245, 255
Pillsbury Lake, 191, 197, 201, 204, 231
Polack Mountain, 170, 172
Poor Lake, 129, 136, 187
Porcupine, See Hedgehog
Pritchard, Mrs. R. D., 42
Prohibition, 111
Providence, PA, 8
Punkies, See Black flies

Ralph, Wilbur, 169
Railroads, 6, 11–22, 38, 70, 109, 199
Red Horse Chain, 4, 10, 16, 19–21, 25–28, 37, 70–109
Red Horse Sucker, 10, 27
Red Horse Trail, 4, 25–28, 43, 46, 70, 185
Robinson River, 102
Rockefeller, Edwin, 31
Rome, NY, 61–62, 126

Salmon Lake, 4–6, 10, 26–27, 46, 60, 64–67, 69–109, 178
Sauquoit, NY, 60, 68–69, 249
Seabury Stillwater, 155–56, 158–165, 170–74, 187, 200, 236, 245, 255
Segoolie, 159–60
camp, See Camps and clubs, Segoolie
Seitz, Clarence, 31, 48
Seitz, Jessie, "Jess," 48, 50, 69–109
Seymour, Louis "French Louie," 62, 158, 185–212, 227–232, 238, 247–48, 251–52
Louie’s fireplace, 207–210, 257–58
Louie’s gravestone, 230–232
Shepard, Nat, 237
Spears, Eldridge A., 227–229
Speculator, 189, 193, 203–07, 231–32,
See also Newtons Corners
Stanton, S. E., 50–51
Stillwater, Hamlet of, 13, 20–21, 67
Stillwater Reservoir, 10, 19–21,
See also Beaver River
Smith, Don, 238
Sturges, Burr, 193
Sturges, Jim, 193
Summit Pond, 27, 85–86, 101
Swanson Stillwater, 118, 125–27, 136, 172, 187, 199–200
Swanson, Charley, 199
Syracuse, NY, 30, 42, 54–59, 71, 109, 113, 160, 164–65, 172, 180, 242
Syracuse University, 242
Syracuse Post-Standard, 54–59

Thendara, NY, See Fulton Chain
Thomas, Howard, 228
Throop, Bessie May, 68–69
Toad Pond, 102, 106
Tote Road, See Haskell Road
Trout Pond, 34, 9, 27, 46, 70, 73–82, 88, 91, 97, 109
Twin Rock Lake, 140, 214
Twin Rock Lake Outlet, 214–215

Union Bag and Paper Company, 207–08
Upstater, the (magazine), 182–83
Utica, NY, 40, 63, 71, 109, 113, 153, 157, 165, 176, 192, 235, 241, 246–49
Utica Observer Dispatch, 159, 209, 227, 231–32, 246–49
Utica Daily Press, 222–26
Utica Sunday Journal, 61

Wandover, George, 191
Walker lake, 27, 70, 83
Watertown Daily Times, 228
Waterville Times, 68, 228
Webb, Dr. William Seward, 12–22, 66, 86, 199
Webb, Lila Osgood Vanderbilt, 16
Webb, Town of, 22
Webb’s Railroad, See Mohawk and Malone
Webb’s Tract, 16–21, 66
Wells, C. G., 31, 50–51
West Canada Creek, 4–5, 116–94, 211–220, 231, 233–245, 250, 253, 255
West Lake, 118, 195–210, 230–32, 253–54
Western Electric, 112–13
Wild Cat Cliff, 171, 185, 237
Wilder’s Camp, See Camps and clubs; Camp Happy; Rap-Shaw Club Camp
Wilder, Elmer, 5–6, 26–27, 51–59, 66–67, 74, 79, 82, 114, 195
Wilder, "Jimmy," 27–28, 49, 179
Wiliby, "Judge," 238
Wilkinson, "Uncle" Ed, 188
Wilkinson Place, 156, 158, 173–74, 235
Willey, Frank, 234
Willys Lake, 27, 47, 70, 83–84, 94
Wilmurt House, 188
Wilmurt, Town of, 22, 188, 231
Wilson, George, 207–08
Witchhopple Lake, 27–28, 49, 70, 85, 106

Zahn, Joe, 48

Adirondack Adventures
Bob Gillespie and Harvey Dunham on French Louie’s Trail
by Roy E. Reehil and William J. O’Hern

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