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“Mapping the Adirondacks”
August 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Who produced the first detailed map of the Adirondack wilderness, showing most of the water courses, peaks and topography? The answer might surprise, for it was not one of the well-known professionals, but an amateur.
Come learn about the life and work of Rochester physician William Watson Ely, whose Map of the New York Wilderness dominated the world of Adirondack maps from the 1860’s until nearly the turn of the century. Presenter Pete Nelson is currently writing a book on early Adirondack surveyors. This program is free, but reservations are suggested. Please fill out this RSVP form or call the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or via email @firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.