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August 4th, 2017

  • Aired: 08/04/2017
  • 28:46
  • Rating: NR
A new documentary tells the story of Verplanck Colvin, an explorer, adventurer & surveyor who mapped the Adirondack wilderness and was a driving force behind the creation of New York’s Forest Preserve and Adirondack Park in the late 1800s. Threatened loons and a historic fire tower on the summit of Poke-O-Moonshine and more.
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August 4th, 2017
August 4th, 2017
A new documentary tells the story of Verplanck Colvin.
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