The story of five generations of Constables who made history in New York's North Country. Included are an Irish surgeon who fought in the French and Indian War; a chief proprietor of the Macomb Purchase; the builder of Constable Hall; four brothers who ranged the Adirondacks between the 1830s and 1880s from the Fulton Chain to the Saranacs, prior to noted surveyors Benedict, Emmons or Colvin; the first women campers in the central Adirondacks, predecessors to Lady Amelia Murray.
Author Edith Pilcher has written a gem. Several generatins of the Constable family were in the forefront of activities in New York State's north country -- long before the name "Adirondack" was applied to this mountainous region. Strangely, however, some of their most historic feats are unknown.
This history tells of early women expeditions to the mountains, battles, frontier living, sporting life in the early days and so much more.