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"Great Camps of the Adirondacks" by Harvey H. Kaiser
"Great Camps of the Adirondacks" by Harvey H. Kaiser


 
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Harvey Kaiser traces the history of the Adirondacks from their first sighting by a European in 1535, through the eras of trapping, iron mining, and lumbering, to the development of railroad and steamboat lines which led to the influx of tourists and the building of the Great Camps. The sixty years from 1870 to 1930 were the heyday of these camps, the Gilded Age of the Adirondacks, and Kaiser gives a fascinating account both of the personalities who engineered and financed these fabulous structures and of the buildings themselves...

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