Verplanck Colvin worked twenty-eight years as the superintendent of the Topographical
Survey of the Adirondack Mountains, one of the last great frontiers of the East. This
collection of essays reveals Colvin's perspectives on the Adirondacks. His writings
reflect on outdoorsman's appreciation of the wilderness, with a poet's unerring sense for
its beauty. As an early advocate for the preservation of the Adirondacks, he became a
force behind passage of the Forever Wild statute of 1885 and the the establishment of the
Park itself in 1892
Paperback: 234 pages
Syracuse University Press (January 2000)
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Other book about Verplanck Colvin and his work:
Footsteps Through the Adirondacks: The Verplanck Colvin Story
Colvin in the Adirondacks: A Chronology and Index