Collections

Audio stories from Long Lake

Collected here are some of the photos and stories brought into our Long Lake Collection event in May of 2018, held at the CVW Long Lake Public Library. From nursing to running a small school library, these are some of the work experiences of Long Lake residents, from the past and the present.

An Adirondack guide and his guide boat at Twitchell Lake in the Town of Webb

Wilderness Guides in the North Country

Hunting, fishing, and boating — guides can help you do it all! For over a century, men and women who love being out in the wilderness have made their living by guiding tourists through it. Here are some of those photos.

Conservation officer Milene on Lake Champlain at Point Au Roche near Plattsburg

Conservation Officers Across the North Country

Mountains, forests, wildlife – the North Country has a lot of natural beauty. Since the early 1900s, conservation officers have worked to protect the natural wonders around our region. Compiled here are photos of conservation officers on the job.

Fire at Gifford Sawmill in Carthage

Fighting Fires Throughout the North Country

Fire has played a big part in shaping the history of this region. But for as long as fires have been burning people have been trying, with or without success, to put them out. For more information, check out our story on how Dexter got its volunteer fire department.

Inside the Carbola Chemical Company in Natural Bridge

For many years, mining was a large part of the North Country’s economy. Here are photos of the Carbola Chemical Company Mine and Plant, where talc was mined and processed from 1900 into the 1970s. The facility contained a 600 foot deep mine shaft, a talc mill, laboratory, machine shops, offices, and several storage buildings. But […]

Moving tourist cabins to Route 37 in Morristown

Moving Boats and Buildings in the North Country

Buildings are things that stay in one place. Boats only move on the water. But gathered here are a few exceptions: boats being moved by train, barns being rolled away with logs, cabins being hoisted by crane, and many more. For an extreme example, check out our story on how the entire town of Benson Mines was […]

Officer Nason with Tupper Lake Police Department’s K-9 Unit in Tupper

Policing the North Country Throughout the Years

From hand-directing traffic to driving technology-loaded cruisers, policing has changed a lot since the early 1900s. This collection of photos shows the development of policing around our region.

Dan Josephson tending to a trap net in Old Forge

Restoring Fish Populations in Old Forge

Fishery biologist Dan Josephson has been working in the Old Forge area for almost 40 years, researching acid rain and trying to replenish Adirondack fish populations. Collected here are photos of Dan and his team at work. For more information, check out our story on Dan here.

Passengers on the ferry between Ogdensburg and Prescott

A Century of Ferries in the North Country

Ferries have been used across the North Country for years, but recently, the construction of large bridges like the ones across the St. Lawrence have made ferries less common. Collected here are photos of passenger ferries operating in the 19th and 20th centuries. For more information, check out our story on running ferries on the […]