SARANAC LAKE - Lawrence P. Gooley will present "The History of Mining at Lyon Mountain: Home of the Best Iron Ore on Earth" at noon April 11 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.
Gooley, a resident of Clinton County, is not only an historian and author, but outdoors man as well. A hiker, paddler, climber and biker, he has been exploring the Adirondacks for more than 40 years.
His research and writing have resulted in 10 books and more than 100 articles on the region's history. He frequently writes for the on-line new journal Adirondack Almanac. In 2008, his book, Oliver's War: an Adirondack Rebel Battles the Rockefeller Fortune won the Adirondack Literary Award for best nonfiction book. His book, Terror in the Adirondacks: The True Story of Serial Killer Robert F. Garrow has been a best seller in the region for several years.
In 2004, he and his partner, Jill Jones founded a publishing company, Bloated Toe Enterprises. To date, they have published more than 36 titles. The company offers web design services and an online North Country Store with more than 100 regional books titles, more than 60 CDS and DVDs, and a variety of other products.
Gooley's PowerPoint presentation includes many historic images. It will cover the processes of mining and the changes over the years; life in a company town; and some of the uses of Lyon Mountain ore.
Attendees are asked to bring soup or sandwich and enjoy desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee.
The program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 518-891-4190.