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Hundreds of treasures were hidden behind this gate
Hundreds of treasures were hidden behind this gate

Historic Follensby auction draws hundreds to Tupper Lake

You never really know what the North Country's big events of the summer will be. This year, hands down, the attention grabbers were a couple of big auctions. Fox Island, near Cape Vincent, sold over the weekend for $3.78 million to New Jersey resident Vance Wilson. In Tupper Lake, more than four hundred buyers turned out for the sale of antiques and other treasures from Follensby Park, one of the Adirondacks' most extravagant, private great camps. Brian Mann joined the crowd on Saturday and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Follensby Pond (Photos:  Kip Blanchard)
Follensby Pond (Photos: Kip Blanchard)

Follensby Park auction offers rare glimpse of Adk history

Later this month, Adirondackers will get a glimpse of local history that's been hidden for nearly a hundred years. Antiques and artifacts from the great camp lodge at Follensby Park, near Tupper Lake, will be sold at auction on August 25th. The sale has sparked speculation that the 14,500-acre estate might be sold to a conservation group or to the state of New York. The property includes one of the most beautiful and pristine lakes in the Adirondack Park. Brian Mann spoke with Kip Blanchard from Potsdam. He's the auctioneer who was hired to sell hundreds of objects from the White Birches lodge.  Go to full article

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