Author Gail Huntley grew up in Long Lake, and now she taps into the early 1800s in the first of a planned set of books that captures the lives of the people who first settled in the town.
The book is titled, “Conquering the Wild,” and is based on real people in real times.
Huntley drew from her many hours of research, including paragraphs about Long Lake in numerous Adirondack books, pieces of paper collected by individuals, the Long Lake archives, diaries, and personal interviews of oral history handed down from generations.
Huntley has published the book, “Blunt Force Winds,” newspaper articles, and poetry. She is a retired English teacher who lives in the Adirondacks. She spends winter months in the Shenandoah Valley with her children and grandchildren.