Ghost Town of AdirondacAugust 10, 2016 12:16 pm
As is typical with thru hikes, after a less than stellar evening last night this morning started out very cool. I got to visit the ghost town of Adirondac. A former settlement on the banks of the Hudson River
I grew up with a strong dislike of history. I’d say perhaps it was the presentation in parochial schools, or maybe covering 400 years in 2hrs of a college course. Realistically I think it is just something that takes time to appreciate in life. As your own history gradually builds layer upon layer over time, you gain a different understanding of, relationship with and appreciation for history.
I love learning about the events that took place in a particular area before I set foot there. The history of industry, machines, and ways of life all captive me in ways that offer never ending rabbit holes of exploration.
Adirondac was a settlement on the banks of the Hudson River. It had 3 lives so to speak. The first as a iron mining community from 1826-1857, the second as a club community from 1876-1947 and a third final as a titanium workers community from 1947-1963.
I’ve seen a lot of neat things while hiking in the woods but I have to say a ghost town is among the coolest!