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Adirondack Attic: the Whiteface Mountain fire tower

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, Andy visits the Adirondack Museum to climb the Whiteface Mountain fire tower.  Go to full article
A caboose oil lamp from the NY Central Railroad
A caboose oil lamp from the NY Central Railroad

Adirondack Attic: antique railroad oil lamps

Our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn continues. 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. Today, Andy and Saranac Lake railroad historian Chris Brescia compare two old caboose oil lamps.  Go to full article
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.

Adirondack Attic: antique sailing canoes and tales from Raquette Lake

Canton will celebrate the 50th annual Rushton Canoe Race weekend next month. Canton was the home to the Rushton Canoe Company founded by J. Henry Rushton, who built canoes and boats that were revered nationwide. Our "Adirondack Attic" segment takes us to the Adirondack Museum for the tale of two Rushton sailing canoes on Raquette Lake. Andy Flynn has more.  Go to full article
Mittens knitted by Fannie Partello Palm at the Adirondack Museum
Mittens knitted by Fannie Partello Palm at the Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: vintage mittens

Our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn continues. 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 hear the story of vintage hand knitted mittens from Bakers Mills in Warren County.  Go to full article
An antique oil lamp bulb unearthed near Lake Clear
An antique oil lamp bulb unearthed near Lake Clear

The joy of all things antique

For the last six years, Saranac Lake writer Andy Flynn has been sharing stories about artifacts from the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. He recently published the sixth and final volume in the Adirondack Attic series. That brings the story count to more than 300 historical tidbits from around the Adirondack North Country region. While the book series is ending, Andy hosts a monthly radio version of his books on NCPR. Todd Moe spoke with him about researching and writing about local history. Flynn says each story is special unto itself.  Go to full article
Dropping the needle on Chrysler add-on "Highway Hi-Fi"
Dropping the needle on Chrysler add-on "Highway Hi-Fi"

Adirondack Attic: an in-car phonograph

We continue our new 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.  Go to full article

Classic Tupper Lake history book reborn

Todd Moe talks with publisher and editor Andy Flynn about the new edition of Mostly Spruce and Hemlock. The Tupper Lake history book was first published by Louis Simmons in 1976. Simmons was a well-known newspaperman and historian in the town for more than 40 years. His book details the early days of life in Tupper Lake and was an instant best-seller. Flynn says the new edition is a reprint of the classic book.  Go to full article

Historians honor ?Adirondack Attic? series

The fifth book in Saranac Lake writer Andy Flynn's "Adirondack Attic" series is due out next month. Since 2003, Flynn has teamed up with the Adirondack Museum to write a weekly column in five regional newspapers about some of the museums artifacts. The books are based on the columns. His work was honored last weekend by the Upstate History Alliance with a Certificate of Commendation. Todd Moe spoke with Andy Flynn about collecting stories on life in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Fighting 69th reinvents itself for a long fight

This week, NCPR reported on a new study that says National Guard and Reserve soldiers face frequent deployments that will continue well into the future. Since 9/11, National Guard units from New York and Vermont have spent time in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. A new book, called The Fighting 69th, follows the experiences of one of those units. Brian Mann spoke with the author, Sean Michael Flynn. Flynn was recognized with the Bronze Star after serving with the 69th in Iraq and still serves as a captain with New York's National Guard in Albany. When terrorists struck Manhattan on Sept. 11, Flynn said, the infantry regiment was one of the first groups of soldiers to respond.

NOTE: This afternoon during All Before Five, Flynn's conversation with Brian Mann continues, with the story of the Fighting 69th's deployment to Iraq.  Go to full article

Books: Adirondack Attic 4

Saranac Lake Writer and photographer Andy Flynn continues his research this summer into some of the little know artifacts stored at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. For the last few years he has written a weekly newspaper column called "Adirondack Attic" and a series of books of the same name. Andy's research takes him into the museum's archives and storage spaces and sometimes items on permanent display. Todd Moe caught up with him to talk about his books, the Adirondack Attic History Project and some of the items in the museum's 50th anniversary exhibit.  Go to full article

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