Black River in the North Country

By: Thomas, Howard

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First edition. Jacket lightly stained. 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 213 pp. Black River in the North Country tells the fascinating story of the Black River and its tributaries. The time span is brief. Less than two hundred years ago, northers New York was unmapped wilderness, the hunting ground of the Oneida and Onondaga Indians. Today, the Black River valley boasts prosperous farms, attractive villages, a variety of industries and expanding recreational facilities. The Black River and its tributaries have played an important role in this evolution from wilderness to civilization. Excellent water power not only turned the wheels of sawmills and gristmills, but attracted such industries as flouring and paper-making. Watertown, the hub of all transportation systems, became the industrial and commercial center of the North Country. Black River in the North Country traces this development. Lumbering, once the chief industry along the river and its tributaries, receives careful scrutiny, along with navigation on the Black River and the Black River Canal. Paper-making, chiefly concentrated between Carthage and Dexter, is described from its crude beginnings, through the boom years of the newsprint mills, to the present time. Industries which rose, prospered or failed are also studied - cotton and woolen mills, portable steam engines, sewing machines, carriages, papermill machinery and air brakes. Other phases of Black River history have not been neglected. Early wars and ship-building at the mouth of the river, settlement of the wilderness by French emigres and New England Yankees, the rise of commercial and educational centers, and the military activities at Madison Barracks and at Camp Drum are described. River control, long a pressing problem for the people of the Black River valley, is reviewed from earliest days of settlement through the recent Panther Mountain controversy. Black River in the North Country, the final volume in a trilogy which includes two books by Thomas C. O'Donnell.

Title: Black River in the North Country

Author: Thomas, Howard

Categories: American, Modern First Editions, Americana, New York, Native American Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Prospect Books: 1963

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2294647

Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY AMERICANA BLACK RIVER NEW YORK ONEIDA ONONDAGA INDIANS NORTH COUNTRY CANAL CARTHAGE DEXTER YANKEES NEW ENGLAND MADISON BARRACKS CAMP DRUM PANTHER MOUNTAIN,