Lanphear. She grew up on Cedar Creek Flow but later moved to Chamberlain Road (where my place is adjoining state land). In regard to other old names? When I had to call the building inspector - he was a Hutchins. When I spoke to the town supervisor - he was a Hutchins. When I had to pay for a water-engineering study - it was a Hutchins from North Creek (cousin to those in Indian Lake). I also met a young building contractor in town - and yes - another Hutchins.
In regard to no logging on State land in the Park? Before the state started the preserve - the Adirondacks was getting horribly depleted and eroded from over-cutting. Now it's gone the other way. A middle-road approach would be nice but I doubt it's possible with private or state ownership.
The reality is - most of the original blue line area was a place not well suited for industry, farming, or "good comfortable" living. It's a rugged area. It was never "upscale." What little modern convention that came in was due to outsiders with money. It's bad enough with all the tourist traps and paved roads all over it along with big non-resident vacation homes and boat houses. Although I regard the APA and the NYS government as over-liberal and very corrupt - I see the park as one of the few good things done with my tax dollars. Would I rather have no taxes and no land being bought by the state? Yes but it's not going to happen.
I guess we don't agree. I'd like to see it more wild and many of the RV and snowmobile trails removed from the wildest areas. Let them play in the less wild areas or go to Tug Hill.
I live at times at another place in northern Michigan. There the state forests are logged often. Clear cut right to ground and every twig removed and chipped up to go to the OSB mills. It makes a lousy mess and makes the already poor soil even poorer. So yeah, I'd hate to see that happen to the Adirondacks. The Catskills were ruined years ago. Same with much of Tug Hill area and the Thousand Lakes area (with help from Napolean Boneparte).
I'll be moving to Indian Lake sometime in the next few years - so I guess I'm not heeding your warning. I love the wild part of it. I don't care for the people part of it and don't want it converted into a remote suburb to Albany.