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)
  • Front Cover
  • 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. Arnold's Grocery
    182 Pleasant Street
    Keeseville, NY 12944
  3. Bill's Bait & Beer Shop
    2392 County Route 24
    Brainardsville, NY 12915
  4. Conroy's Organics
    8173 Route 9
    West Chazy, NY 12992
  5. Corner-Stone Bookshop
    110 Margaret Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  6. Cornerstone Drug & Gift
    72 Champlain Street
    Rouses Point, NY 12979
  7. Crossroads
    40 Dixon Road
    Chestertown, NY 12817
  8. Friends of Lyon Mountain Mining & Railroad Museum
    Standish Road
    Lyon Mountain, NY 12952
  9. Hoss's Country Corner
    247 Lake Street
    Long Lake, NY 12847
  10. Hudson River Trading Co
    292 Main Street
    North Creek, NY 12853
  11. Kinney Drugs
    868 State Route 11
    Champlain, NY 12919
  12. LaChute Books
    113 Montcalm Street
    Ticonderoga, NY 12883
  13. Maggy Pharmacy
    1165 Route 374
    Dannemora, NY 12929
  14. Peru Health Mart Pharmacy
    2940 Main Street
    Peru, NY 12972
  15. Post Office Pharmacy
    61 Main Street
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  16. Rescued Treasures (Elmore SPCA Thrift Shop)
    37 Clinton Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  17. Saranac Country Store
    3346 State Route 3
    Saranac, NY 12981
  18. Write One
    162 East Main Street
    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.