Curiously Adirondack

All Roads Lead To Bloomingdale: 19th Century Crossroads

Special | 8m 1s

If Thornton Wilder had looked farther west, he might have set his Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" not in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire but in the Adirondack Mountain village of Bloomingdale. In the 1840s, the banks of a humble stretch of brook, a tributary of the Saranac River, gave rise to a settlement that flourishes---quietly and soulfully, in the vein of "Our Town"---to this day.

Aired: 02/10/16

Rating: NR

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