NORTH CREEK - The Upstate History Alliance has announced that "Echoes in These Mountains: Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, an Adirondack Community," has been nominated for the Upstate History Alliance Award of Merit and has been chosen to receive a Certificate of Commendation.
The awards ceremony will be part of the Upstate History Alliance's three day annual conference held this year in Tarrytown, New York. The awards ceremony itself will be held at the Neuberger Museum of Art on the SUNY Purchase campus on March 29.
"Echoes in These Mountains" by Glenn L. Pearsall was an outreach effort by the Johnsburg Historical Society to promote an understanding and appreciation for local history. The book is formatted on the author's research of 55 historic sites in the Township. Nature is reclaiming many of these sites so, in addition to driving directions to each site, GPS coordinates were also recorded on each site as a permanent record of its location. Sites explored included the probable birthplace of Mathew Brady, the first calico mill in New York, and the legend of Sir William's Johnson's payroll gold being left in a cave on Crane Mountain.
The Upstate History Alliance was formed in 1971 as a non-profit organization which provides support, advice and training to historic societies, museums, historians and others interested in the history of the 35 counties of upstate New York.