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Battles of the north country : wilderness politics and recreational development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920-1980

Author: Jonathan D Anzalone
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]
Series: Environmental history of the Northeast.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Adirondack region is trapped in a cycle of conflict. Nature lovers advocate for the preservation of wilderness, while sports enthusiasts demand infrastructure for recreation. Local residents seek economic opportunities, while environmentalists fight industrial or real estate growth. These clashes have played out over the course of the twentieth century and continue into the twenty-first. Through a series of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anzalone, Jonathan D.
Battles of the north country.
Amherst, MA : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018026673
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Anzalone
ISBN: 9781625343642 1625343647 9781625343635 1625343639
OCLC Number: 1032351379
Description: x, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The Adirondack Park as a modern wilderness playground --
Olympic transformations, Part 1 : the re-creation of recreation and the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid --
Cities of tents : development of Adirondack campgrounds during the interwar years --
A mountain to climb : the transformation of Whiteface Mountain and the future of the Adirondacks, 1925-1945 --
A mountain for all seasons? New York State and skiing on Whiteface Mountain, 1945-1971 --
Adirondack sprawl : from the Northway to the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency, 1959-1972 --
"There was once an Adirondack Park" : the struggle over the exurbanization of the Adirondack Park, 1971-1980 --
Olympic transformations, Part 2: The 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Environmental history of the Northeast.
Other Titles: Wilderness politics and recreational development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920-1980
Responsibility: Jonathan D. Anzalone.

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Through a series of case studies, historian Jonathan D. Anzalone highlights the role of public and private interests in the Adirondack region and shows how partnerships frayed and realigned in the  Read more...

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