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Hides, Hemlocks, and Adirondack History: How the Tanning Industry Influenced the Region’s Growth

The story of how Adirondack forests lured investments from financial centers; how roads pushed deep into the wilderness; how tanneries were built in remote places and how towns sprang up around them; how hides were shipped to canal ports in Warrensburg or along the Erie Canal and how teamsters drove great distances to reach the tanneries. A largely forgotten history is brought to life in this well-researched book of an industry that disappeared in the 1890s.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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