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Clarence Petty (Photo courtesy of Nancie Battaglia)
Clarence Petty (Photo courtesy of Nancie Battaglia)

Clarence Petty: A life in defense of wilderness

One week ago, Adirondack conservationist Clarence Petty passed away at his family home in Canton. He was 104 years old. By any measure, Petty packed a lot of living into those years. He was a pioneering aviator, a teacher, and a woodsman. But Clarence Petty's most enduring accomplishment was his role in setting aside vast tracts of the Adirondack Park as wilderness. Brian Mann has our remembrance.  Go to full article
Clarence Petty and Phil Brown
Clarence Petty and Phil Brown

StoryCorps: Clarence Petty?a century-long mission in the Adirondacks

Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones. Recently, Phil Brown brought legendary Adirondacker Clarence Petty to the StoryCorps booth in Saranac Lake for an interview.  Go to full article

Profile: Conservationist Clarence Petty

Yesterday in Old Forge, the Adirondack Park Agency honored one of its first employees. 97-year-old Clarence Petty is a life-long resident of the Adirondacks. He grew up in the Cold River country south of Saranac Lake. As Brian Mann reports, Petty has helped to shape the Park's future for more than seventy years.  Go to full article

People: Clarence Petty, Adirondack Conservationist

Last month, 94-year-old Clarence Petty was honored with the Wilderness Society's Robert Marshall award for a career of activism in the Adirondacks. Petty is one of the most respected men in New York's conservation movement, having grown up in the mountains and lived most of his life in the woods. Reporter Brian Mann met recently with Petty and has this profile of a man still passionate about wild lands.  Go to full article

Clarence Petty Remembers Hermit Noah John Rondeau

North Country activist Clarence Petty lives in a house not far from Cold River, between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. As a boy, Petty met the famous hermit Noah John Rondeau, who lived and hunted nearby. In this special dialogue, we'll hear Clarence Petty's recollections of Rondeau. Also, we'll hear the voice of the hermit himself, recorded in the early 1950s by Albany radio station WGY.  Go to full article

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