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Museums in Hamilton County, New York - Sagamore Camp, Adirondack Museum, Lake Pleasant Town Hall (Paperback) Loot Price: R315
Discovery Miles 3 150
Museums in Hamilton County, New York - Sagamore Camp, Adirondack Museum, Lake Pleasant Town Hall (Paperback): Books Llc

Museums in Hamilton County, New York - Sagamore Camp, Adirondack Museum, Lake Pleasant Town Hall (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Sagamore Camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sagamore Camp was constructed by William West Durant on Sagamore Lake between 1895-1897. Durant was the son of Thomas C. Durant (1820-1885), a railroad tycoon and financial manipulator who briefly gained control of the Union Pacific Railroad during the 1860s, and whose machinations resulted in the 1872 Crdit Mobilier scandal. By the 1870s Thomas Durant had become the largest private landowner in the Adirondacks, and he had delegated his son to develop portions of his holdings for future sale to the moneyed elite. Prior to Sagamore, William Durant had constructed Camp Pine Knot (purchased by Collis P. Huntington and now the Huntington Memorial Outdoor Education Center ) and Camp Uncas (once owned by J. P. Morgan), both on nearby Raquette Lake. All three camps are still in use today. The camp is arranged in two complexes a half-mile apart, the Upper, or worker's complex, and the Lower, or guest complex. The guests would not have frequented the worker's complex, as the buildings here are much more utilitarian than those in the Guest complex, and without the embellishment of the buildings designed for entertaining. Sagamore served as a sylvan setting in which the richest families in America could relax, party, and get a feeling of returning to nature. All of this, however, was accomplished without leaving the comforts of civilization behind. In 1901 Durant was forced to sell Sagamore because a lawsuit by his sister over his mismanagement of their mother's estate had pushed him to the edge of bankruptcy. It was purchased by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who expanded and improved the property to include flush toilets, a sewer system and hot and cold running water. He later added a hydro... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=978121

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-25014-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-25014-2
Barcode: 9781158250141

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