October 1: Adirondack Ice

History buffs may have spotted Don Williams' Inside the Blue Line article in the September 23rd edition of The Sunday Leader Herald entitled "Ice Harvesters Had the Right Tools for a Cool Job" (page 3E). Following our October meeting at 7pm on Monday the 1st, the Society is pleased to host the person who literally wrote the book on Adirondack ice: author Caperton Tissot, who will present a program on the role of ice in Adirondack work and play. Caperton's publications include Between the Lines: Women's Lives and Saranac Lake Customs, Saranac Lake's Ice Palace: A History of Winter Carnival's Crown Jewel, and Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History. She has also contributed articles to Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Explorer, and Adirondack Life Magazine. Before her retirement in 2005, she worked in diverse fields from health care to pottery. Please join us for an in-depth historical consideration of the phenonenon the North Country loves and dreads in equal measure: ice!

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