Adirondack French Louie: Early Life in the North Woods

Adirondack French Louie: Early Life in the North Woods

by Harvey L. Dunham

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Although numerous books have been written about the Adirondacks and Adirondackers, not very many have become regional classics. Early authors such as John Todd, Charles Fenno Hoffman, Jeptha R. Simms, S. H. Hammond, J. T. Headly, Alfred B. Street, William H.H. Murray and Verplanck Colvin earned well-deserved popularity in their day and their literary output still exerts a potent appeal more than a century later. One more volume is eminently entitled to consideration as top-bracket upstate literature...and that is Adirondack French Louie by the late Harvey L. Dunham of Utica.

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ISBN-13: 9781789123197
Publisher: Papamoa Press
Publication date: 01/13/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 251
Sales rank: 921,485
File size: 79 MB
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About the Author

Harvey Leslie Dunham (1877-1956) was an American author and an Adirondack enthusiast.

He was born in Sauquoit (Oneida County), N.Y. in 1877, the son of Frank and Flora Jones Dunham. He was educated in public schools in Utica, N.Y. and art schools in Philadelphia and New York City. He married Bessie Thorp in 1912 and the couple had one daughter. Bessie died June 12, 1914.

Following his service as a Merchant Marine in World War I, Dunham worked as a commercial artist in New York City, Albany, N.Y., Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD. He eventually returned to Utica and worked for the Mohawk Engraving Company. In 1952 he wrote Adirondack French Louie: Early Life in the North Woods, a book on the life of Louis Seymour, a famous Adirondack hermit, trapper, and guide.

Dunham and his friend Robert Gillespie operated a recreational camp in the Adirondack region called Fraser Clearin’ on West Canada Creek near Nobleboro (Herkimer County), N.Y.

Dunham passed away in 1956.

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