The Adirondacks: The Lives and Times of an American Wilderness

The Adirondacks: The Lives and Times of an American Wilderness

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The Adirondacks: The Lives and Times of an American Wilderness
DVD

The majesty and mystery of New York States Adirondack Park is thoughtfully explored in this beautiful documentary. Using original landscapes, interviews with long-time residents, rare archival photographs and motion pictures, the film traces major themes in Adirondack history: early exploration and settlement, commercial development, wilderness travel, art, craft and architecture, geography and geology. 

Woven throughout this chronology are the recurring motifs of fascinating Mohawk Indian Lore, lake guides and guideboats, grand tourist hotels and spas, mining and lumber camps and the ever-present sense of spiritual awe that haunts the mountains and valleys. 

The Adirondacks provides a comprehensive human history of the region as well as a balanced discussion of the problems and possibilities that face the area today. 

1987
30 minutes
Sponsored by the Adirondack Museum