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One tradition says the name "Adirondack," meaning "tree-eaters" was used derisively by Iroquois, in reference to their enemies, the Algonquians. Another theory says the name derives from an Indian term for "they of the great rocks"
The Adirondack Forest Preserve was created in 1885, as a response to massive cutting by the lumber barons. The Adirondack Park was established seven years later
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Historic districts in Adirondacks include Berkeley Square Historic District, Essex Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Libraries in Adirondacks include Belden Noble Memorial Library of Essex, Keene Valley Public Library, Lake Placid Public Library, Old Forge Library, Raquette Lake Free Library, Saranac Lake Free Library, Schroon Lake Public Library, Tupper Lake Public Library, Westport Library ... View libraries
Hotels in Adirondacks include Best Western Golden Arrow Hotel, Best Western Mountain Lake Inn, Comfort Inn Lake Placid, Holiday Inn Lake Placid, Hotel Saranac, Lake Placid Club Lodge, Mirror Lake Inn, Ramada Inn.
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