Paul Smith's Adirondack Hotel and College (NY) (Images of America)
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Allison Yerger said good stuff. i picked up this book to help me put a paper together for school regarding the rich history of the Great Camp aspect of the Adirondack development, however after simply skimming the first chapter I became engrossed by the quality of the pictures, the interest of the stories, and the overall quality . Album of an Era K. Cohn Old photos and captions rich with personal stories and historical details make this a photo album kind of journey, slow and nostalgic, through that bygone era of Paul Smith's grand hotel, and the great camps.
The photographs in Paul Smith’s Adirondack Hotel and College have come from the college archives. He lectures extensively on the history and development of the Adirondack Park, works for the National Park Service on history and library projects, and has published numerous articles. . Neil Surprenant teaches history and is the director of the library at Paul Smith’s College
Regis Lake and the wilderness guide who was its founder. After World War II, Paul Smith’s College was founded to provide quality liberal arts and technical associate-level degrees to returning veterans and recent high school graduates. In the 19th century, the name was synonymous with a grand hotel on the shores of Lower St. In the early 20th century, the hotel business expanded to include land sales, a railroad, a telephone company, and the Paul Smith’s Electric Power and Light Company, which became the first electric provider in the region. From 1859 to the present, the name Paul Smiths has meant different things to visitors and residents of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. Today Paul Smith’s College attracts students from across America to the only baccalaureate-degree-grant
In the library they had this archive of old photos where most of the people were unidentified. I started at Paul Smith's College in 1976. "Plus, I was looking for interesting pictures people hadn't seen before. Title: Surprenant releases book on Paul Smith’s Hotel and CollegeAuthor: Jon HochschartnerPublisher: The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseDate: 5/20/2009Area resident Neil Surprenant has recently added another volume to Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series with "Paul Smith's Adirondack Hotel and College"-a book that is filled with archival photographs and facts which detail a too-often-neglected piece of local history.Surprenant, who serves as Director of Library and Educational Resource