The Apperson Archives

Welcome to the Apperson Archives. Here you will find all of the material that has been added to our archives. Check out the Long Reads button below, for some interesting historical stories about John Apperson and his adventures on Lake George in the early twentieth century. Check out Current Events to see up-to-date news about the Adirondack Activism History Project. Or, if you just want to research the archives, check out People & Places as well as Letters & Publications.

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Conservationist Magazine

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Winter Sports

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Dome Island

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John S. Apperson

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Christening the Chris-Craft

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Correspondence with the Loines Family

John Apperson probably met Hilda Loines in 1921, and soon became friends with her mother, Mary Loines, a widow, and her sister, Sylvia. He invited them to the American Canoe Association Regatta, which he hosted at his camp in Huddle Bay (the Lake View Hotel property), and soon introduced the sisters to his favorite sport, skate-sailing, and helped them purchase suitable clothing and equipment from Abercrombie and Fitch, in New York.

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