Type of Work: Conservation

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.

Indian Lake Civilian Conservation Corps

Indian Lake Civilian Conservation Corps

The Indian Lake Civilian Conservation Corps #3: pictured are Oralick, Otropech, Maksinski, and Roshon. Circa 1930s. Indian Lake, NY. Photo donated by T. Roy. Courtesy of the Hamilton County Historian’s Office.

A logger and woodsman in Benson

A logger and woodsman in Benson

Seth “Jack” Wadsworth, a local logger and woodsman. He was one of the earliest firewatchers on Cathead Mountain. Circa late 1940s or early 1950s. Benson, NY. Photo courtesy of the Hamilton County Historian’s Office.