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bc-cover-90.jpg (14859 bytes)Under An Adirondack Influence
The Life of A. L. Byron-Curtiss — 1871-1959

by William J. O’Hern and Roy E. Reehil

Table of Contents

Chapter    Page
    Introduction    9
    Prologue—What Name Shall He Go By?    13
    1    The Woodland Mission    16
    2    Reviving St. Joseph’s Mission     38
    3    Life Beyond the Mission    45
    4    Nat Foster Lodge    54
    5    Separation, Depression and Tragedy     78
    6    Retreat    90
    7    New York City    100
    8    New York City to Nat Foster Lodge     103
    9    Carefree Days at Nat Foster Lodge     110
    10    The Depths of a Writer’s Soul     121
    11    Highlights of a Season a Century Ago     129
    12    A Pass in the Adirondacks    141
    13    Charley Brown’s Scow    146
    14    Sackets Harbor    152
    15    The Last Season of The North Lake Navigation Company    156
    16    John Burroughs    164
    17    Adapting to Change     167
    18    Work, Willard and Worries    173
    19    Rebuilding    179
    20    Wasting God’s Time and Loving Every Minute of It    184
    21    A Family Bond    193
    22    At a Time of God’s Choosing     201
    23    A Therapeutic Open Camp Project     206
    24    Retirement    209
    25    Fifteen Chirps in Fourteen Seconds     213
    26    Life at the Lumber Camp    221
    27    An Unofficial North Lake Reservoir Gatekeeper     230
    28    A Pleasant and Profitable Season     236
    29    Helen Byron-Curtiss, A Chip Off the Old Block     242
    30    The Calvary and the Dead Buck     244
    31    The End of Summer    246
    32    Autumn    253
    33    Depression    256
    34    An Adirondacker in Greeley, Colorado     258
    35    Notable Days in 1933    269
    36    Original Thoughts    277
    37    The Last of the Log Books    280
    38    The Problem With Hopson    286
    39    The Cure    288
    40    An Oversized Man in a Standardized World     290
    41    A Cheerful Letter in Tumultuous Times     299
    42    The Lumberjacks’ Sky Pilot     304
    43    The Forties    306
    44    The Lone Paddler    308
    45    A. L. Byron-Curtiss, Octogenarian     310
    46    Harvey Dunham    311
    47    The Feud Over Nat Foster Lodge     313
    48    Forever Writing    328
    49    Life is a Funny Proposition after all     335
    Acknowledgments    342
    Bibliography    344
    Index    348


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Under An Adirondack Influence
The Life of A. L. Byron-Curtiss — 1871-1959

by William J. O’Hern and Roy E. Reehil
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