Discovering the Adirondack Heritage of Indian Point
In the 1840s, Matthew Beach and William Wood became the first permanent settlers of Raquette Lake on all of the land to the east of the red line. In 1876, the Thacher family purchased that portion of Beach and Wood’s property to the east of the yellow line.
1879 Map of the New York Wilderness and the Adirondacks. G. W. and C. B Colton & Co. publisher. Compiled by W. W. Ely. Image courtesy of the David Rumsey Map Collection online at http://www.davidrumsey.com