Rockefeller and the adirondacks

With the arrival of the new book by the late Bill Frenette, I remember the story of an Adirondack Town, Brandon. It was a thriving town of backwoods families (lumbering was the mainstay) until the Rockefeller family took an interest. The people of Brandon were no match.

Here is the orginal story from the archives of the NY Times.

ROCKEFELLER TOWN FACES ITS END – Railroad Now to Remove Station from Brandon, in Heart of His Adirondack Estate. – View Article – NYTimes

There some more information at this location, which is very sympathetic to the rockefeller owners as custodians of a private park.
http://history.rays-place.com/ny/santa-clara-ny.htm

And then there is the story of Derrick, NY which is also connected to the Rockefellers.

Advertisements

One thought on “Rockefeller and the adirondacks”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s