Type of Work: Conservation

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Unidentified fire warden poses with what was known colloquially as an “Indian pump”. The tank was carried on the firefighters back and the hand pump was used to direct water at the fire. Circa 1930s. North Hudson area, NY.

Going over materials for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Going over materials for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Two members of the Wanakena Historical Association sort photos and materials to prepare for the creation of the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour, which opened on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wanakena. July 2002. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Selecting photos for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Selecting photos for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour

Members of the Wanakena Historical Association look at photos and materials for the two kiosks for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour, which opened on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wanakena. July 2002. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Sorting photos for the Wanakena Historical Association

Sorting photos for the Wanakena Historical Association

Bill Gleason, founder and first president of the Wanakena Historical Association, sorting photos in preparation for the Wanakena Historic Walking Tour. The walking tour officially opened on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wanakena. July 2002. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Repairing the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

Repairing the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church

Two unidentified workers mask windows in preparation for painting the siding of the Wanakena Presbyterian Church. The renovation was funded by church and community donations totaling about $35,000. 2004. Wanakena, NY. Photo courtesy of Allen Ditch.

Forest Ranger Chris Kostoss in Wilmington

Forest Ranger Chris Kostoss in Wilmington

Forest Ranger Chris Kostoss with a ranger vehicle. Kostoss supervises forest rangers for the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Wilmington, NY. 2018. Photo courtesy of Andy Flynn. Read the full North Country at Work story here.