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Adirondack Museum Presents: “Tracking Robert Garrow” Lecture

March 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Adirondack News

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Join the Adirondack Museum for the 2012 Cabin Fever Sunday series. The next lecture “Tracking Robert Garrow,” with author Lawrence Gooley, will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Robert Garrow - Wanted PosterIn the summer of 1973, serial killer Robert F. Garrow went on a murderous rampage that changed the Adirondack region forever. However, there was much more to Garrow’s story than the murders. From his unfortunate childhood to escapes from the law, the longest manhunt in Adirondack history, and his manipulation of legal, medical and corrections professionals, hear the full story of Garrow’s life from author Lawrence Gooley. Due to graphic content, this program is suitable for adult audiences.

Lawrence P. Gooley is a proponent of the North Country, a lover of books, and a history enthusiast. He operates Bloated Toe Enterprises, an internet-based business that currently includes Bloated Toe Publishing and The North Country Store. Gooley has also organized a North Country Authors group to help raise the profile of area authors and their works. Gooley’s writings have appeared in various magazines and newspapers. He has contributed to other works, including a recent piece in an annual book series, the Franklin County Review, and has provided editing services for several other titles. He has also authored nine books including Terror in the Adirondacks: The True Story of Serial Killer Robert F. Garrow.

This program will be held at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts at Blue Mountain Lake, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cabin Fever Sundays are offered at no charge to museum members or children of elementary school age and younger. The fee for non-members is $5.00. For additional information, please call (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit

Cabin Fever Sunday programs are sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, and the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park:

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit or call (518) 352-7311.

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  • Greeneyezz

    I’m actually attending this!

    I’ll be in Lake Placid from Friday and leaving Sunday Morning, so I have plans on attending this, as I’ll be in that area at that time.

    Kind of interesting too… I found his gravesite in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse 2 years ago. The people at the front desk didn’t realize they had a serial killer in their midst.

    You can find it here:

  • TourPro

    Thanks D., I also find this story fascinating, but as you know – not the most tourist-friendly of stories. Enjoy.

  • James Pfeifer

    from 2010 to 2012 my wife and i lived in the house with his great nephew Frank Garrow i was able to get first hand knowledge and even new information never told except to me and my wife who is still in New York while i got away and came to Sacramento , CA

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