- Publisher: Chauncy Pr (Nov. 1 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 091851715X
- ISBN-13: 978-0918517159
- Parcel Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
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Call Me Adirondack Paperback – Nov 1 1989
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Avi G. Heller
November 8, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Clear, concise, and well-written. Thoroughly enjoyed the history behind the names, and plan on referencing this for years to come,
Martin A Hogan
Amazing Piece of Research And Story-telling!
July 11, 2005 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
Dr. Murray Heller has crafted an exhaustive book containing nearly every source of every name of every Adirondack lake, mountain, stream, river, peak, hamlet, or anything else that exists in the Adirondacks. He even debates the reasons why one lake or peak was named one way when another was named another. The stories (or truth) start in the 18th century and include the stories behind the names of such places as "Calamity Pond", "Sabbath Day Point" or "Bloody Pond". Heller also mentions the history of the areas names and places throughout the centuries. Even the 46 High Peaks have their origins uncovered and how they have changed over the years. Dr. Heller would make an amazing leader of a `fire-side' chat. This is a rare book and one that should be cherished for all the research, dedication and information that went into it. There are plenty of accurate illustrations to accompany the stories. Just for fun, why are there 43 "Mud Ponds" in the Adirondacks? Find out!