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Speaker Maury Thompson: Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks9/26/2018   7 pm - 8:30 pm

The state of New York purchased 115,000 acres of land in the Adirondack Park under the administration of Gov. Charles Evans Hughes from January 1907 – October 1910.  Hughes, a Glens Falls native, implemented a re-forestry program and convinced the state to pay a higher price per acre of land, so forest land that had not been clear cut could be preserved.  Hughes had more than a mere academic understanding of the Adirondacks, having hiked, camped, golfed and vacationed in the region for many years.

Thompson was a reporter for The Post-Star for 21 years before retiring in September 2017 to begin an “encore career” as an historian of politics, labor organizing and media in New York’s North Country.  Thompson is collaborating with Snarky Aardvark Films of Queensbury to produce a documentary about Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks; a 2020 release is expected. 

Held at the Chapman. The talk is open to the public free of charge.


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