Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In Love with the Adirondacks: Ex-President Harrison Purchases Land to Build a Cottage

From The New York Times, January 11, 1896

ROME, N.Y., Jan. 10. --Ex-President Harrison, who spent a portion of last summer at Dodd Camp, First Lake, Fulton Chain, was so well pleased with the North Woods that he has bought of Dr. Seward Webb about twenty-five acres of land at the point where First and Second Lakes join, and will build a cottage.

The plot has a water frontage of about 1,000 feet. Gen. Harrison has had the land cleared of stumps, logs and under-brush, and as soon as possible will build a handsome cottage, which he expects to have ready for occupancy next Summer.  His purchase is on the south side of the lake, about three and a half miles from Old Forge, and about one mile above Dodd Camp, which is on the opposite side.  

A survey has just been completed for a standard-gauge steam railroad from Fulton Chain station on the Adirondack and St. Lawrence Railroad, to Old Forge, at the foot of First Lake, Fulton Chain, and the road will be built as soon as the snow goes off.  An electric railroad is contemplated, which will connect Fourth Lake with Racquette Lake, eight miles further north.

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  1. February 21 & 22 2009 Cool Adirondack Info
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    Sat & Sun: ADIRONDACK BANK NY State Championship SLED DOG RACES Both Days beginning at 9:00 AM. Start/Finish Line behind Murdock Trucking/Cindy’s Tanning & Fitness Center, Limekiln Road (near The Ole Barn). Races will run until they run of of teams.
    aturday: BOOK SALE 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Inlet Public Library.
    BONFIRE begins at Noon with free cocoa & donuts at Fern Park.
    INLET PTP SKATING PARTY 1:00-3:00 PM with music & refreshments at Fern Park.
    NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL WORKSHOP 2:30-5:30 PM at the Inlet Town Hall. Make your own stuffed animal with the Inlet Youth Commission.
    BOOK SALE begins at 5:00 PM with free hot dogs & cocoa at Arrowhead Park.
    FIREWORKS over the frozen snow & ice begins at 7:00 PM at Arrowhead Park.
    WINE & CHOCOLATE SMAPLING after the fireworks at Matt’s Draft House.
    Sunday: SLED DOG AWARDS CEREMONY after the races at the Start/Finish Line.