Cranberry Lake Collection

Cranberry Lake Collection

Collection Number: 
31
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Period: 
1814 to 1970
Finding Aid: 

Cranberry Lake is part of the network of lakes and ponds, connected by streams and canoe-carry trails, which stretch across the central and western plateau of the Adirondacks known as the Lake Region. Cranberry is the third largest body of water in the Adirondack Park; it was nearly doubled in size by the completion of a dam in the spring of 1867. Cranberry Lake region is known for its hunting, fishing, logging and summer camps. This collection was donated by Atwood Manley and consists of his research files and correspondence on the region. Included in this collection are many stories about the area written by Manley, newspaper clippings, photos, maps, interviews with guides, and information on lumbering on the Grass River. A few of the places and people mentioned in this collection are: Philo "Fide" Scott (hunting and fishing guide), Nelson Howland (trapper), Westcott family (early settlers), Brandy Brook, and Harewood sawmill.