Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks
written by Peggy Lynn and Sandra Weber
The accomplishments of Adirondack women have remained unknown and unsung for too long. No longer! Peggy Lynn is singing songs about Lydia and others, proclaiming "Mountain women can be heroes." Sandra Weber is digging through archives and recovering pieces of women's history. Now Peggy and Sandra have joined together to present the stories of remarkable Adirondack women. These women displayed courage, intelligence, fortitude, and backcountry buffoonery. As you read their stories, be prepared to sob and chuckle. Be ready to reconsider Adirondack history.
Published by Purple Mountain Press, 2004
Now distributed exclusively by Sandra Weber
"The inclusiveness of this book is one of its greatest pleasures ---women from diverse backgrounds and races, women living and dead, remembered and forgotten---women connected through their enduring bond with the beloved Adirondack Mountains and their people. This is a book I will give to dear friends, women and men, whether they know the Adirondacks or not. Courage, conviction, love and laughter in here speak to all of us who appreciate great stories that are well-told."
- Kate Winter, Department of English at the State University of New York at Albany and author of The Woman in the Mountain
"In her reminiscence, Livonia Stanton Emerson wrote that 'Long Lake was a hard place to live, and yet it had many comforts.' Emerson's observation might be extended to the Adirondack region as a whole---a hard place to live. Peggy Lynn and Sandra Weber demonstrate the ability of women over time to find the 'many comforts' through their own will, determination, humor, creativity, and pluck. Each story is engaging and well-told."
- Susan Dineen, Education Director, The Adirondack Museum