Nature and history walked planned in Potsdam
POTSDAM – A nature walk steeped in history of Potsdam red sandstone will be offered Sunday, Nov. 13, hosted by Potsdam Museum Interim Director Mimi Van Deusen and the Potsdam Public Library.
The former Town and Village Historian, Van Deusen will delve into Potsdam's rich, red sandstone history along the west bank of the Racquette River. On this walk, Mimi will discuss the Clarkson Quarry, located 3 miles south of the village along the Red Sandstone Trail, which ran between 1877–1894 by Thomas Clarkson.Attendees will meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Potsdam Public Library and caravan to the trail head on Mill Street in Hannawa Falls.
Potsdam sandstone, which was first quarried soon after Potsdam was settled in 1803, was made famous not only by its local use in the village and neighboring towns, but in many important and costly buildings in both the United States and Canada, according to the Potsdam Public Museum archives.
For more information contact PPL Program Coordinator William Eckert at [email protected].