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By James Schlett

In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed yet short-lived artwork magazine The Crayon, equipped a camping out excursion for a few of America's preeminent intellectuals to Follensby Pond within the Adirondacks. Dubbed the "Philosophers’ Camp," the journey integrated the Swiss American scientist and Harvard university professor Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, the Republican legal professional and destiny U.S. lawyer common Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, the Cambridge poet James Russell Lowell, and the transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson, who could later pen a poem in regards to the adventure. information that those cultured males have been residing like “Sacs and Sioux” within the barren region seemed in newspapers around the state and helped gas a frequent curiosity in exploring the Adirondacks.

In this booklet, James Schlett recounts the tale of the Philosophers’ Camp, from the lives and careers of—and friendships and frictions among—the contributors to the vast arrangements for the excursion and the several-day encampment to its lasting legacy. Schlett’s account is a sweeping story that gives vistas of the dramatically altering landscapes of the U.S. within the moment half the 19th century. As he relates, the students later shaped an Adirondack membership that got down to identify an everlasting encampment at close by Ampersand Pond. Their plans, notwithstanding, have been dashed amid the outbreak of the Civil struggle and the development of civilization right into a barren region that Stillman defined as “a now not too significantly replaced Eden.” however the Adirondacks have been certainly changing.

When Stillman back to the location of the Philosophers’ Camp in 1884, he came upon the woods round Follensby have been disfigured by means of travelers. improvement, industrialization, and commercialization had remodeled the Adirondack wasteland as they'd approximately another point of the yank panorama. Such devastation may later motivate conservationists to set up Adirondack Park in 1892. on the shut of the e-book, Schlett seems to be on the upkeep of Follensby Pond, now safe via the character Conservancy, and the camp site’s power integration into the Adirondack wooded area Preserve.

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