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William Maurer <[log in to unmask]>
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Now, that is the way to answer a question and the way all lists should be
Thanks, Chris.
Bill Maurer

-----Original Message-----
From: A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Chris Andrle
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 7:18 PM
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Subject: Re: Carved boulder near Lake Placid?

This is Stagecoach Rock, between Lake Placid and Keene. Supposedly it
commemorates the passing of the stagecoach in the Adirondacks. In the
1930's, this boulder fell to the roadside off Pitchoff Mountain. A highway
engineer named Donald Rogers thought it was too nice to just push aside. He
had Louis Brown of Carnes Granite Co., Inc. draw up a sketch and Wilfred
Carnes sandblasted the outline of the stagecoach and team into it. "A
tribute from the highway department to a mode of transportation of another
era." This information from Bruce Wadsworth's "An Adirondack Sampler, Day
Hikes for All Seasons."

Chris Andrle

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Lord" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:14 AM
Subject: Carved boulder near Lake Plaic?

> Does anyone know the origin of a carving on a boulder, about 6 by 8 feet
in size, the carving being of a horse-drawn stagecoach rendered at some
unknown time in the past? It is located across from the trailhead to Cascade
Mountain along the edge of Rte 73 in the Town of North Elba, near Lake
> Persons with information may email me directly.
> Philip Lord, Jr.
> Director, Division of Museum Services
> New York State Museum
> Room CEC 3097 - Empire State Plaza
> Albany, NY
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> (518) 486-2037
> Website: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/services.html