Flashback Fridays

Watch for weekly history highlights!

June 18, 2021

 

Would this early marketing brochure attract guests today as it did in the 1920s? A paper copy of it will be on display at The Hedges this season.

 

Hedges Early Brochure

June 11, 2021

 

Since Route 28 would not be constructed for another ten years, The Hedges in 1921 was accessible by watercraft, and by land, by what is now Hedges Road. This was the main thoroughfare for westbound vehicular traffic, passing by the entrance to The Hedges and continuing along the south shores of Eagle and Utowanna Lakes to Raquette Lake.

 

Taking a right turn before passing Eagle Lake and crossing two bridges over the channel between Blue Mountain Lake and Eagle Lake, provided access to Eagle’s Nest Golf Course on the northerly shore of Eagle Lake. The two bridges were a lift bridge that allowed steamboats to pass between the two lakes, and the Pioneer Bridge, a fixed bridge that had been constructed in 1891 in memory of Dr. Thomas Clark Durant.

 

 

June 4, 2021

 

“The Hedges, appropriately named on account of the wonderful cedar hedges around it, is a new summer place not heretofore heard about, at least under this name,” according to an early brochure from the early 1920s.

 

 

May 28, 2021

 

Flashback Fridays started with this page from the 1921 guest register! William Carey, Margaret Collins’ nephew, was the on-site manager for the first guests since Richard and she were committed to their roles at Great Camp Sagamore until 1924.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the owners and managers during the past 100 years, you’ll love Roger Kessel’s book!