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"Two Adirondack Hamlets in History: Keene and Keene Valley" edited by Richard Plunz
"Two Adirondack Hamlets in History: Keene and Keene Valley" edited by Richard Plunz


 
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Comprising over six million acres in northern New York State, the Adirondack Park is the largest natural preserve in the United States outside of Alaska. Taken alone as a region, its area equals half the original thirteen English colonies. Yet at the time of colonization it was virtually unknown to Europeans, having been "discovered" only toward the end of the 18th century. In the early nineteenth century its wilderness was rivaled only by the distant Far West. But its proximity to the growing large urban centers fostered rapid exploitation such that today one finds an extraordinary combination of vast natural landscape with settlement pattern. Rarely, however, has this rich material culture been considered as the legitimate province of the many environmentalist initiatives which date to before the incorporation of the Adirondack Park in 1892. This book is devoted to the!

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