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By James Schlett

ISBN-10: 0801453526

ISBN-13: 9780801453526

ISBN-10: 1501704451

ISBN-13: 9781501704451

In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed yet short-lived paintings magazine The Crayon, prepared a camping out excursion for a few of America's preeminent intellectuals to Follensby Pond within the Adirondacks. Dubbed the "Philosophers’ Camp," the journey integrated the Swiss American scientist and Harvard collage professor Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, the Republican attorney and destiny U.S. legal professional common Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, the Cambridge poet James Russell Lowell, and the transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson, who may later pen a poem in regards to the event. information that those cultured males have been residing like “Sacs and Sioux” within the barren region seemed in newspapers around the state and helped gasoline a frequent curiosity in exploring the Adirondacks.

In this e-book, James Schlett recounts the tale of the Philosophers’ Camp, from the lives and careers of—and friendships and frictions among—the members to the huge arrangements for the excursion and the several-day encampment to its lasting legacy. Schlett’s account is a sweeping story that offers vistas of the dramatically altering landscapes of the us within the moment 1/2 the 19th century. As he relates, the students later shaped an Adirondack membership that got down to determine an enduring encampment at close by Ampersand Pond. Their plans, although, have been dashed amid the outbreak of the Civil warfare and the development of civilization right into a desert that Stillman defined as “a no longer too drastically replaced Eden.” however the Adirondacks have been certainly changing.

When Stillman lower back to the location of the Philosophers’ Camp in 1884, he came across the woods round Follensby were disfigured by means of travelers. improvement, industrialization, and commercialization had reworked the Adirondack barren region as they'd approximately some other element of the yank panorama. Such devastation could later encourage conservationists to set up Adirondack Park in 1892. on the shut of the booklet, Schlett seems on the maintenance of Follensby Pond, now secure via the character Conservancy, and the camp site’s capability integration into the Adirondack woodland Preserve.

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