Adirondack AdventuresAdirondack Adventures:
Bob Gillespie and Harvey Dunham on French Louie’s Trail

By Roy Reehil and William J. O'Hern


What inspired Harvey Dunham to write his classic book Adirondack French Louie? What was it like to camp, fish and backpack deep into the Adirondacks a century ago? Find the answers to these questions in the extraordinary photo-journals and biographies of Harvey Dunham and his friend and mentor Bob Gillespie.

Travel by train to Beaver River and then north along the Red Horse trail in 1919. Wander into French Louie's old haunts in 1924. Outfitted with tall leather boots, felt caps, canvas tents and pack baskets they journey to remote mountain ponds, fill their creels with trout and share laughs and fireside stories.

Illustrated with over 100 never before published period photographs.

256 Pages. 

"In the early days, when the woods were a virgin wilderness, few outsiders took the jolting trip by railroad, by stage, and by foot to Beaver River Country--Stillwater Reservoir today. But gradually sporting camps began to spring up. Sportsmen from a wide area discovered the area and its unbelievable good hunting and fishing, and in the ensuring years when fish and game laws began to be passed, the visitors brought a semblance of order and civilization to the area."

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Adirondack Adventures
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Hard Cover:

"Adirondack Adventures" is a mine of first-class stories--a lode to which the reader will probably return again and again."

"French Louie" Seymour from the book
"Adirondack French Louie"

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