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Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns
Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns:
Early Settlers and Their Traditions

By William J. O'Hern

A treasury of Adirondack history, traditions and lore.
Includes over 80 vintage photographs.
256 Pages | 6" x 9"

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...let yourself be transported to Adirondack days and ways that will not come around again, except in pages such as these.

- Neal Burdick, Editor, Adirondac magazine

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Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns by William J. O'Hern, is an outstanding compilation of stories and articles that together, paint a mosaic picture of early life in the Adirondacks. Meet the hardy guides, hermits, trappers, and loggers that attempted to tame the wilderness and learn about their tools, families, and traditions. A treasure trove of Adirondack folklore illustrated with dozens of vintage photographs. Destined to become a regional Adirondack classic.


Back CoverFrom the back cover:

    After his friends Harvey Dunham and Mortimer Norton passed away, Lloyd Blankman dreamed of organizing his newspaper and magazine articles, along with articles by his friends, into a book. Sadly, Lloyd died before getting very far into the project.
    Author William J. O'Hern has resurrected Blankman's vision, by joining his original writing with the enduring works of Blankman and his contemporaries in Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns, a mosaic history of the lives and traditions of the settlers of the Southern Adirondacks.
    Venture into the wilderness with French Louie and Alvah Dunning and learn about lesser known characters such as Old Lobb of Piseco Lake and Moose River Plains guide Slim Murdock. Travel the trapline with Richard Woods, E. J. Dailey and Burt Conklin, "the greatest trapper."

Explore the turbulent waters of the West Canada Creek in search of trout, learn about the tools of the spruce gum trade, and find out why "the liars club" of Forestport called their get-togethers "parting with the dog." Adirondack Characters and Campfire Yarns not only fulfills Blankman's dream, it fills a void in the recorded history of a seldom written-about region and the people who settled it.
    Over 80 vintage photographs!

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