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by Glenn Pearsall

Download Echoes In These Mountains: Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, An Adirondack Community ePub
  • ISBN 188616620X
  • ISBN13 978-1886166202
  • Language English
  • Author Glenn Pearsall
  • Publisher North Country Books; 1st edition (September 10, 2008)
  • Formats doc lit rtf mbr
  • Category No category
  • Size ePub 1952 kb
  • Size Fb2 1558 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 527


Johnsburg is the quintessential Adirondack town, and this wonderful book tells its story far better than any previous . Glenn L. Pearsall moved, with his parents and three younger brothers, from Long Island to Johnsburg in 1964

Johnsburg is the quintessential Adirondack town, and this wonderful book tells its story far better than any previous work. It will remind residents of all that's taken place here over the years-and it will help visitors understand how history has shaped this place, and how it is still evolving. -Bill McKibben-Author. Pearsall moved, with his parents and three younger brothers, from Long Island to Johnsburg in 1964. Except for time away at college and in the service, and a few years renovating the historic Orin Kellogg house in Minerva, Glenn has been a year-round resident of Johnsburg ever since.

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Echoes revealed the stories behind 55 historic sites in the town of Johnsburg, a small town in the Adirondacks. The book was one of the first of its kind to note the GPS coordinates of historic sites, many of which are disappearing back into wilderness. In 2009 the book was awarded a Letter of Commendation by the 35 county Upstate History Alliance.

Glenn L. Pearsall’s Echoes in these Mountains, is subtitled Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, an Adirondack . Pearsall’s Echoes in these Mountains, is subtitled Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, an Adirondack Community, but thanks to Pearsall, a tireless advocate for local history, those historic sites and stories are being remembered. The geography of Johnsburg, the largest township in New York State, is central to Echoes in these Mountains. In 2006, as Pearsall began writing Echoes in these Mountains he set out to confirm long-held local oral history that Mathew Brady was born in Johnsburg and lived there until heading off to become, after his death, the most famous photographer of Civil War.

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This read-to book for children ages four to seven will both educate and comfort – and kids will be delighted to be encouraged to talk about poop.

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Continue reading the main story . Supported by. Continue reading the main story. However, Glenn Pearsall, a local author, while working on his book, Echoes in These Mountains, used census records, sketches and sleuthing to locate the foundation of the house where Brady was born in 1822. The group has started a campaign at Adirondackgives.

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Amidst the brutality, priceless historic sites have been destroyed, including .

Amidst the brutality, priceless historic sites have been destroyed, including many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Nestled inside the high mountains of the Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan, eight separate sites make up the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley, which was a major site for the development of the Gandhara school of Buddhist art from the 1st to 13th centuries. Tragically, these two pieces were destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001, but UNESCO has tried to preserve what's left of the important artistic and religious developments in the region.

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Xangeo
I grew up in the area near where the author writes about, but never knew the history. Never again will I ride the roads of the Adirondacks without thinking of this book and the other great books written by Glenn Pearsall.
jorik
The book is OK for what it is. I am from Johnsburg and most of the info was nice to know. The wrighting was more like a 7th grade book report then an actual book. And then there was the fact that it took almost a month to get but that was Amzons Problem.
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Echoes In These Mountains: Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, An Adirondack Community

By Glenn Pearsall

In "Echoes In These Mountains: Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, An Adirondack Community," Glenn Pearsall has tackled the herculean task of capturing the history of fifty-five historic sites in the town of Johnsburg, NY. Originally planned as a short guide for a self-guided auto tour, the text of "Echoes in These Mountains" mushroomed as Pearsall discovered documents, photographs and oral history to supplement his material. A highly readable history that will appeal to the dilettante as well as the scholarly historian, Pearsall's book is a pleasant blend of research and local recollections. Readers will enjoy following the author's speculation about the path of Sir John Johnson's military trail, his recounting of the rags-to-riches life of poet/model Jeanne Robert Foster, or his discussions of Johnsburg's garnet and graphite mines, ski areas, tanneries, woolen and calico mills and sheep and dairy farms in Johnsburg. We learn about the enterprises of John Thurman and his relatives, and the people they induced to move to what must have seemed a godforsaken country. We are introduced to famous people whose lives touched and were touched by this Adirondack town - Theodore Roosevelt, photographer Matthew Brady, perfume magnate Richard Hudnut, movie star Rudolph Valentino, railroad tycoon Thomas Durant, preservationist Howard Zahniser and others. We are even treated to some tidbits of juicy local gossip, like the tale of Melissa Ordway.

Those who wish to visit the fifty-five sites (some on public lands, some on private) may do so on a trip that covers about one hundred and three miles. GPS coordinates supplied for each site will confirm correct location. This reader found the many, many (well over two hundred) photographs in the book to be of invaluable help. Old photographs of many sites (loaned from private collections and from the Johnsburg Historical Society files) are displayed next to pictures recently snapped at the same location (and at the same angle) by the author--visual "echoes" of the old photos, if you will. Pearsall's extensive bibliography offers lots of additional reading for those who wish to learn more. And after you've whetted your appetite with "Echoes in These Mountains," you're bound to want to read further. The Upstate History Alliance awarded "Echoes in These Mountains" a Certificate of Commendation in its 2008 competition.

Reviewed by Persis Granger, author of Adirondack Gold,Adirondack Gold II: A Summer of Strangers,Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing a Path to Peace and organizer of the Adirondack Mountain and St. George Island Writers Retreats.
Ckelond
This is an amazing book filled with photos and stories that go back to the American Revolution. An epic non fiction work depicting how immigrants arrived in the Adirondack wilderness and carved out a life and prosperity. From logging to railroads to mining, this is a page turner of the struggles and triumphs of our country's early history. The photos are great!!
RUL
Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to visit all the historical locations pointed out in the book. There are easy directions to get to each one and a lot of information about the history of each site. Great to keep with you in the car while sightseeing.