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Indian Ladder A History of Life in the Helderbergs


"Indian Ladder A History of Life in the Helderbergs" by Gary L. Donhardt, Ph.D. This is a history of the settlement of the Helderberg Mountains near what is presently the John Boyd Thacher State Park outside of Albany, New York. The work starts with a broad sketch of the early period of Native American occupation and European settlement, and narrows in the final chapter to the development of the Indian Ladder community through the first two decades of the twentieth century. Intervening chapters examine the events of the Revolution in the Helderbergs and the Anti-renter War that brought about the collapse of the manorial system. The Second Dutch Reformed Church of Berne and the first camp established exclusively for young women, Camp Pinnacle, had an impact on the area and their stories are presented. 8.5x 11, 164 pages, b&w maps, photos, illus, biblio. Paper $26.95

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