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John Eddy's 1818 map of the Adirondack/North Country region.  Photo: Adirondack Museum
John Eddy's 1818 map of the Adirondack/North Country region. Photo: Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: an 1818 map of the North Country

Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at an early 19th century map of the region.

Published in 1818, the map was divided into four sections, including one for the Adirondack North Country region. Governor DeWitt Clinton commissioned state Geographer John Eddy to make the map in order to sketch out the proposed route of the Erie Canal between Lake Erie and the Hudson River. Clinton was largely responsible for the canal, which opened in 1825.  Go to full article
Drafting tools that belonged to Verplanck Colvin
Drafting tools that belonged to Verplanck Colvin

Adirondack Attic: tools for making maps

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 takes a close look at 19th century drafting tools from the collection at the Adirondack Museum.  Go to full article
That big blank spot on the map?  That's where we live...
That big blank spot on the map? That's where we live...

Filling in the blanks of a wild, unsettled country

A new exhibit this summer at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake traces the first efforts to map and survey the Adirondack Mountains. "A Wild, Unsettled Country" uses maps, prints and paintings to capture a sense of the first European exploration of the region. Brian Mann spoke with curator Laura Rice.  Go to full article

Map of All Seasons Wins Award

The St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council took home a first place award for its Map of All Seasons, during a recent state conference on the environment. Jon Montan, with the county planning office, is an advisor to the environmental council. He says a new computer program helped update the old county map.  Go to full article

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