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Lake Placid and the 1932 Winter Olympics

February 4th marks a very important day in the history of the Adirondacks. Eighty years ago today, the 3rd Winter Olympic Games opened in Lake Placid, NY. This momentous occasion was the first winter games held in the US and made Lake Placid a household name. Timing is Everything Anyone who remembers their history classes … Continue reading »

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“Adirondack” Evolution: From Epithet to Honor

Adirondack is a name that is known to many, yet understood by few. How the mountains earned their name may surprise you.. The Answer: Racism.   As mentioned in the overview, the Mohawk nation inhabited the area prior to European contact. While the Mohawk were members of the Iroquois League, they still had their rivals. … Continue reading »

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