Adirondack Fire Towers: Northern Districts
Their History and Lore – Book Samples
Author: Martin Podskoch
This book by author Martin Podskoch covers the 26 fire towers in the northern part of the Adirondack Park that includes St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex Counties. The book contains many hundreds of human-interest stories Podskoch gathered in personal interviews, and hundreds of photographs. Danger flashes down in lightning bolts that fry telephones and make hair stand on end! Porcupines gnaw everything! Bears abound! Families survive nicely in tiny cabins, and always the towers stand and sway in wind and rain staffed by men and women dedicated to preserving our precious wilderness.
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Autographed Books make Perfect Gifts
Podskoch Press offers a variety of books about the history of the Adirondacks and Catskill regions.
The Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches I & II tell interesting stories through the comic sketches of Sam Glanzman, well known DC Comics and Outdoor Life illustrator. The Fire Tower books tell photo-illustrated stories that Marty gathered while traveling throughout the region, which led to the development of his Adirondack CCC Camps book detailing the area’s growth after the Great Depression. He has also written about the CCC camps in Connecticut where he now live.
There are also two Travel Guidebooks, The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country and The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut. These autographed books make perfect gifts for those who love the regions history.