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I am not quite sure who wrote this book that I found at a stagecoach house.
Why in the world would anyone mention Binghamton, Nineveh, Carbondale and Wilkes-barre in a book about the Adirondacks is beyond me. Even in the context of Railroads running in and out of these North Woods, Binghamton does not seem to fit.
So I looked on the previous page.
And there it was! Half way down the page, in the second paragraph.
A railroad line that brought people from northern Pennsylvania up to northern New York. It says you could go to the Adirondacks but then they mentioned “Saratoga.”
I wonder why they would drop that little hint?
In fact this whole book, that I found in a stagecoach office, appears to prove my point; the Adirondacks have been ruined by railroads. This is starting to look like an advertisement for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
No, I was too quick to judge. My North Woods are now about steamboats and dried out Brook Trout; is that what we have come to?
Or is it deer slaughtered by the hundreds and abominable canoe traffic on the lakes?
I guess it is about hunting camps and “sports” from the city.
No, it is none of these, It is about lighted pathways and bentwood hemlock chairs on the porches of big hotels.
I guess that some of those folks really didn’t want to get to far into the Adirondacks so they roughed it in Saratoga Springs.