National Geographic : 1938 Jun
NEW YORK STATE'S AIR-CONDITIONED ROOF Photograph by Clifton Adams IN THIS "HATBOX HOUSE" AT SARANAC LAKE, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON DREW INSPIRATION FROM "THE PURITY OF FORESTS" A visit to the little Stevenson Memorial Cottage, with the cigarette burns on the mantelpiece, the pictures, manuscripts, first editions, and other Stevensonia, gives a new insight into the personality of the restless genius who wandered the world in quest of health. Here he spent the winter of 1887-8 under the care of Dr. Edward L. Trudeau, pioneer fighter of tuberculosis. Walking on the veranda one dark winter night, Stevenson conceived the story of The Master of Ballantrae (page 737). Photograph by Harrison Howell Walker RAQUETTE RIVER IN SIGHT, AT THE END OF THE OLD "INDIAN CARRY" Many a hardy pair of paddlers sets out on the 80-mile water trail that leads through lake, stream, and portage from Old Forge to the Saranacs, or vice versa. This three-mile carry, over which Indians bore their birch-bark craft, connects Upper Saranac Lake with the Raquette River at Axton.