Tupper Lake, New York (Images of America Series)

Tupper Lake, New York (Images of America Series)

by Jon Kopp


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Tupper Lake lies at the center of the magnificent Adirondack forests. The first settlers were hunters, anglers, and trappers. In 1850, the Pomeroy Lumber Company began operations, and with the first logging ventures came the rush of settlers. As the logging industry grew, the railroad arrived. At the junction point for Hurd’s and Webb’s railroad, downtown Tupper Lake became the Adirondacks’ leading rail center. Soon other sawmills were erected, and dams were built along the Raquette River. Today, Tupper Lake still thrives, and Sunmount Developmental Center is the lifeblood of the community and main source of livelihood for Tupper Lake residents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738575582
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/18/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,239,108
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Jon Kopp, Tupper Lake town historian, graduated from Paul Smith’s College and is a retired New York State fish and wildlife technician. He lives in Tupper Lake, where he runs a small antique shop specializing in vintage Adirondack photography and memorabilia. The images in Tupper Lake are part of a collection of photographs from the author and the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Wilderness Years 9

2 Early Beginnings 29

3 The Town Matures 55

4 The Future Unfolds 89

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