North Creek

Photo Credit: Jerry Monkman

North Creek

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In 1901, Teddy Roosevelt rushed out of the Tahawus Club in the Adirondacks and raced by carriage over rough woods roads to the now historic North Creek train station. President McKinley, who had been shot by an assassin a few days earlier, had taken a turn for the worse, and it was during Roosevelt’s fateful “Midnight Ride to the Presidency” that Roosevelt learned that McKinley had died.

In 2004, OSI helped to preserve that historic moment when it purchased the 1.23 acre Kellogg property immediately south of the fully restored train station and depot. We later sold the property, which includes several large structures dating back to the 19th century, to Warren County. 

At one time, the North Creek station represented the northern terminus of rail travel in the Adirondacks, where travelers would switch to horse-drawn carriages pulled from the stables and stage barns that still stand on the property.  In the 1930s, the first ski trains catered to a growing group of recreationists. 

Barton Mines also used the station to transport the garnets, used for sandpaper, that it mined from the top of nearby Gore Mountain. Warren County converted these historic structures into museum exhibits celebrating the area’s diverse past.


 

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