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Books: "An Elegant Wilderness"

A new book about Great Camps in the Adirondacks examines how social, economic and cultural forces shaped those historic, rustic homes every bit as much as the architects and contractors. Gladys Montgomery's An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks 1855-1935 is filled with archival black and white photographs of log mansions and lavish interiors.

Montgomery is a writer who specializes in architecture and design. She's written numerous articles and several books on old houses and their cultural histories. She spoke with Todd Moe about her book and the Gilded Age rich who built many of the Adirondack Great Camps and traveled north from the city to experience life in the wilderness.  Go to full article
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

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