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Schroon Lake woman authors book of memories

Charley Hill Road history recounted

— A Schroon Lake woman has written a book about her life on Charley Hill Road.

“From Wall Street to Charley Hill Road” has be penned by Joanne Treffs.

The book details the author's memories of almost 75 years, entwined with the history of Charley Hill, a 5.6-mile horseshoe-shaped road.

The book also discusses settlers and their homesteads that were built over 200 years ago. The unraveling of some genealogies reveal relatives some present day residents.

“You will be surprised at some very prominent visitors to this hill and the brief history of the Oscar Seagle Music Colony and its many students who achieved stardom,” Treffs said.

The book contains more than 200 photos, making it an album of the past.

“If you have ever traveled on Interstate 87 going north, you have driven under Charley Hill Road and its northerly end between exits 27 and 28,” Treffs said. “It’s truly a tribute to Schroon Lake history and a must have for your library.”

“From Wall Street to Charley Hill Road” is available at most stores in the Schroon Lake area. Interested people can also contact the author at hilltopbook@aol.com or 532-7079.

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