Sep 21, 2012 — The focus this weekend during Canton's annual Remington Arts Festival, will be on famous native son and 19th century artist Frederic Remington. While he immortalized the western frontier in oil and bronze, Remington also enjoyed visits to the Adirondacks.
Every summer, from 1889 to 1900, he and his wife Eva visited friends on Cranberry Lake. He completed sketches for the first illustrated edition of Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha during visits to the lake, where he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and relaxing. Modern artists and art lovers enjoy re-tracing Remington's footsteps in "the Great South Woods", as it was called.
Since 2000, Allen and Marilyn Splete have been seasonal residents of Cranberry Lake. They love the lake, local history and Remington's art. Earlier this month they invited Todd Moe along for a boat ride to explore a little-known facet of Remington's life. Go to full article