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The story of Lyon Mountain’s mining days, especially the pre-1920 era, was nearly lost to the ravages of time and attrition. This book ensures the story is preserved for generations to come.
Extensive research, combined with personal interviews conducted by the author a quarter-century ago, have kept the story alive. It is an important story: important to the people, important to county history, and important to New York State history.
The town’s early mining history is detailed from the 1870s through 1919. Subsequent chapters deal with Lyon Mountain’s years as a company town under the thumb (fist?) of J.R. Linney; the town’s immigrant population and its roots; firsthand accounts of mining jobs from long-deceased miners; the riveting story of death in the mines; the remarkable true story of the town’s Mafia-connected years; and finally the story of the North American Champion Bobsled Team and the legendary Lyon Mountain Miners Baseball Team.
Supported by more than 100 photos, this is a must-read for history enthusiasts. There is much information here that is not available anywhere else. It will make an outstanding addition to any history collection.