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"Tahawus Memories" brings vanished mining town back to life

Seventy-nine-year-old Leonard Gereau asked his former neighbors at the once-vibrant mining town of Tahawus to dig through their attics. So they did. And they found hundreds of photos from their days living in this village in the town of Newcomb. The community was built in 1941 and dismantled in 1963.

As part of the Adirondack Attic series, Andy Flynn recently sat down with Gereau, who has taken many of those photographs and stories to produce a new book on the former mining town. Gereau's book is called "Tahawus Memories, 1941-1963: The Story of a Unique Adirondack Hometown."  Go to full article
The Campsite on the south bank of the Saranac River and near Fredenburgh Falls, and came to be called Pike's Cantonment for its commander Colonel Zebulon Pike.
The Campsite on the south bank of the Saranac River and near Fredenburgh Falls, and came to be called Pike's Cantonment for its commander Colonel Zebulon Pike.

Adirondack Attic: War of 1812 archeology in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh commemorates a pivotal battle in the War of 1812 this week. Andy Flynn visits the 1812 Museum in Plattsburgh for a look at some recent archeological finds for the next Adirondack Attic segment.  Go to full article
Fireworks above this year's Ice Palace.
Fireworks above this year's Ice Palace.

Adirondack Attic: Saranac Lake Ice Palace

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of Adirondack Attic books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.

NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air. Today, we'll get the history and the back-story of Saranac Lake's Winter Carnival, and its famous Ice Palace.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: artifacts from the Saranac Labs

Andy Flynn tells the stories behind everyday artifacts in the Adirondacks. In his episode of the Adirondack Attic, Andy looks into a sputum cup and a painting at the Saranac Laboratory in Saranac lake.  Go to full article

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