Moriah and Port Henry in the Adirondacks

Moriah and Port Henry in the Adirondacks

Paperback Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

By (author) Jacqueline A Viestenz, By (author) Frank Edgerton Martin, Foreword by Joan Crawford Daby

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  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Format: Paperback | 127 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 10mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Charleston, SC
  • ISBN 10: 0738598291
  • ISBN 13: 9780738598291
  • Illustrations note: black & white halftones, maps, frontispiece

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In the 19th century, Moriah and Port Henry, New York, profited from the richest iron mines in the country. First used to make cannonballs for the American revolutionaries, Moriah's iron contributed to the Union's ships, guns, and even the ironclad USS Monitor in the Civil War. In the years that followed, the founders of Witherbee Sherman and Company built grand houses, churches, schools, and gardens. The lives of the miners who worked for them were far more challenging and their work more dangerous. But these industrial age extremes of wealth led to some of the most distinctive architecture and hamlets in upstate New York. From the stories of immigrant miners to the silent-film industry in Port Henry, this book documents the last 150 years of culture and recreation on Lake Champlain and in the Adirondacks.

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