The book titled: "Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore - The Southern District " by Purple Mountain Press is available in many Adirondack bookstores including the Old Forge Hardware Store, or by contacting the author: Marty Podskoch - Volume I of a two-part series on Adirondack Fire Towers includes a chapter on our very own Bald (Rondaxe) Mountain just north of Old Forge, NY.  

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts, Volume II -  published by Purple Mountain Press in 2005, covers the 26 fire towers in the northern part of the Adirondack Park that includes St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex Counties. The book contains many human-interest stories Marty has gathered in personal interviews and hundreds of photographs of the fire towers and observers.

Marty Podskoch, Author of "Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History & Lore"- has completed his three year research project gathering histories and lore on the Adirondack Fire Towers in the Southern District. 

Below -  a list of Marty's Slideshow Talks for the 2006 Season.

2006 Adirondack & Catskill Fire Tower Slide Presentations
Updated 3-14-06 #30


Sat. 18 2 PM Burgundy Books, East Haddam, CT

Wed. 29 12 noon Binghamton Public Library, Binghamton, NY

6:30 PM Sidney Memorial Library, Sidney, NY

Thurs. 30 7 PM Cannon Free Library, Delhi, NY

Fri. 31 10:30 AM Shenendehowa Public Library, Clifton Park, NY


Tues. 4 7 PM Mayfield Library, Mayfield, NY

Tues. 18 7 PM Little Falls Library, Little Falls, NY

Wed. 19 7:30 PM Cobleskill Society Historical at the Zion Lutheran Church, Cobleskill, NY

Thurs. 20 6:30 PM Ballston Spa Library, Ballston Spa, NY


Mon. 8 6:30 PM Mechanicville Public Library, Mechanicville, NY


Tues. 6 7:00 Westernville Library, Westerville, NY

Wed. 7 &:00 St. Johnsville Library, St. Johnsville, NY


Tues. 25 8:00 PM Atmospheric Sciences Center, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY

Wed, 26 7 PM Hepburn Library of Edwards NY

Thurs. 27 12:00 St. Lawrence Historical Society, Canton, NY

7:00 PM Franklin County Historical Society’ House of History at Congregational Church, Malone, NY


Tues. 1 7:00 PM Northville Public Library, Northville, NY

Wed. 2 7:30 PM Adirondack Visitor Center (VIC) at Paul Smiths, NY

Thurs. 3 7 PM Clifton Community Library, Cranberry Lake, NY

Fri. 4 7 PM Colton Hepburn Library, Colton, NY

Sat.5 1 PM Ranger School, Wanakena

Sun. 6 10-5 NY State Woodsmen Field Days Boonville, NY

Tues. 8 7 PM Hoss’s Book Fair, Long Lake, NY

Wed. 9 1 PM Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay, NY

Thurs. 10 7 PM Sherman Library, Port Henry, NY

Mon. 14 7:30 PM Adirondack Museum, Blue Mt. NY

Tues. 15 7:00 PM Edinburg Historical Society, Edinburg, NY

Wed. 16 7 PM Lake Pleasant Library, Lake Pleasant, NY

Thurs. 17 7 PM Johnsburg Library, North Creek, NY

Sat. 26 8 PM ADK LOJ Lake Placid

Sun. 27 8 PM Historic Beth Joseph Synagogue, Tupper Lake, NY


Fri.-Sat.22-23 HS Reunion, Kingston, PA


Wed. 4 7 PM Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY


Thurs. 2 6:30 Friends of Grafton State Park Fire Tower, Bed & Breakfast Town Grafton