Adventures in the Wilderness (Paperback)

Adventures in the Wilderness By William H. H. Murray, William K. Verner (Editor), Warder H. Cadbuury (Introduction by) Cover Image
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William H. H. Murray wrote his celebrated book in the spring of 1869 to introduce city-dwellers to the rewards of camping in the wilderness. Thousands of tourists streamed to the Adirondacks that summer in what was known as "Murray's Rush." Unfortunately, most had not read the book carefully, and that summer was unusually wet and cold. The result was an enormous outcry against Murray and his "lies," to which he responded with vigor in an article published in the

New-York Daily Tribune, October 23, 1869, and included here.

About the Author

William H. H. Murray was a prominent Boston clergyman, horse breeder, and camping enthusiast. William K. Verner is Director of the Schenectady Museum and Planetarium. Warder H. Cadbury teaches philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany and is an authority on Murray.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815624660
ISBN-10: 0815624662
Publisher: Syracuse University Publications in Continuin
Publication Date: May 1st, 1989
Pages: 336
Language: English


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