Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town

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Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town (2004)
Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town (Front) Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town (Back)
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  • Back Cover
  • Author:Lawrence P. Gooley
  • Publication Date:2004
  • Publisher:Bloated Toe Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1939216192
  • ISBN-13:978-1939216199
  • Format:Paperback
  • Dimensions (WxH):6 x 9 in
  • Pages:224


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Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town (2004)
  1. Adirondack Museum Store
    Routes 28N & 30
    Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
    518-352-7311 x123
  2. Bill's Bait & Beer Shop
    2392 County Route 24
    Brainardsville, NY 12915
  3. Clinton County Historical Assoc.
    98 Ohio Avenue
    Plattsburgh, NY 12903
  4. Corner-Stone Bookshop
    110 Margaret Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  5. Cornerstone Drug & Gift
    72 Champlain Street
    Rouses Point, NY 12979
  6. Friends of Lyon Mountain Mining & Railroad Museum
    Standish Road
    Lyon Mountain, NY 12952
  7. Hoss's Country Corner
    247 Lake Street
    Long Lake, NY 12847
  8. Kinney Drugs #40
    6 Veterans Lane
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  9. Kinney Drugs #52
    868 State Route 11
    Champlain, NY 12919
  10. LaChute Books
    113 Montcalm Street
    Ticonderoga, NY 12883
  11. Maggy Pharmacy
    1165 Route 374
    Dannemora, NY 12929
  12. Mountain Mart #101
    2568 Route 11
    Mooers, NY 12958
  13. Peru Health Mart Pharmacy
    2940 Main Street
    Peru, NY 12972
  14. Post Office Pharmacy
    61 Main Street
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  15. Saranac Country Store
    3346 State Route 3
    Saranac, NY 12981
  16. Write One Plus
    166 East Main Street
    Suite 2
    Chateaugay, NY 12920


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, Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town, ensures that 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.