history of the Adirondacks. by Alfred L. Donaldson

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Published by I.J. Friedman in Port Washington, N.Y .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Book details

SeriesEmpire State historical publication,, 12, Empire State historical publications series ;, 12.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF127.A2 D67 1963
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5859007M
LC Control Number62021744
OCLC/WorldCa2933576

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