Paul Smith's Adirondack Hotel and College, New York (Images of America Series)

Paul Smith's Adirondack Hotel and College, New York (Images of America Series)

by Neil Surprenant


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From 1859 to the present, the name Paul Smiths has meant different things to visitors and residents of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. In the 19th century, the name was synonymous with a grand hotel on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake and the wilderness guide who was its founder. In the early 20th century, the hotel business expanded to include land sales, a railroad, a telephone company, and the Paul Smith’s Electric Power and Light Company, which became the first electric provider in the region. After World War II, Paul Smith’s College was founded to provide quality liberal arts and technical associate-level degrees to returning veterans and recent high school graduates. Today Paul Smith’s College attracts students from across America to the only baccalaureate-degree-granting institution in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738562902
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/06/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,168,469
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Neil Surprenant teaches history and is the director of the library at Paul Smith’s College. He lectures extensively on the history and development of the Adirondack Park, works for the National Park Service on history and library projects, and has published numerous articles. The photographs in Paul Smith’s Adirondack Hotel and College have come from the college archives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Country Inn to Gilded Age Resort 11

2 Expansion and Sudden Disaster 55

3 Depression and War in the Adirondacks 77

4 The College of the Adirondacks 87

Bibliography 127

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