Here are a few favorites.  Please email us if you have some suggestions for this list.  -- Vincent Dupont, founder Edgemont B&B. s.  

  • For a great book on the history of mining in the town of Moriah:  Through the Light Hole:  A Saga of Adirondack Mines and Men, by Patrick F. Farrell, 1997.  It is very enlightening -- in fact it is mind-blowing -- to drive or bike through the area with this book in hand and stand exactly where the photos were taken.
  • For railroads, try:  Railroads of the Adirondacks:  A History, by Michael Kudish, 1996.  This isn't a "reading" book but it is very informative if you are a serious railroad buff.
  • Moriah and Port Henry in the Adirondacks (Images of America) by Jacqueline A. Viestenz and Frank Edgerton Martin is a must, 2013.
  • For fiction, try Port Henry-based author Jeff Kelly's Adirondack Heist, 2002.
  • A favorite work pertaining to the western Adirondacks is Edmund Wilson's Upstate:  Records and Recollections of Northern New York (New York Classics).  
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