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Delightful Scenery, Good Roads

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Mountains

“Git up Thar”

The Adirondacks are the paradise of the stagecoach driver. A peculiar genius is this Adirondack driver, as a rule. He does not at all suggest the immortal older Weller. If ever there was a distinctly American type, it is he ; but he belongs to his coach as much as Sandy in the old song belonged to his mill. He is essentially a product of the region. There is nothing conventional either in his speech or his appearance. The only concession he is known to make to the generally accepted social decalogue is in the matter of smoking. Adirondack Stage DriverAn Adirondack stage-driver smokes continually, but he never appears on the roof of his coach with a pipe in his mouth ; that would be beneath his dignity. He smokes cigars, and he smokes them from the time he gets up in the morning until he goes to bed at night. In all other respects he has contempt for the dictates of fashion. His topboots and big straw hat are picturesque, but they do not convey any impression that their owner is oppressed with ideas of order ; in fact, they look hot and uncomfortable. Moreover, he drives in his shirt-sleeves, — a proceeding which would have horrified the older generation of English mail-coachmen… (Link)

An Adirondack Stage
Agnew Bros Stage Line
Stages through the ages
“The Great Stagecoach Robbery”
Stage Coach in Hamilton county, 1910 (jpg)
Stage Coach in Hamilton county, 1910 up close (jpg)

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Lake Champlain Bridge R.I.P.

December 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

August 27, 1929 – December 28, 2009

Lake Champlain Bridge - Plaque

NYSDOT | Lake Champlain Bridge

Update: Bridge Demolition Delayed Until Monday

It’s Gone: Lake Champlain Bridge Demolition Video

(via The In Box)

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ATVs are for Wusses

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Miscellania

Now that the headlines are proclaiming the arrival of $25/barrel oil, it may be time to consider a vehicular upgrade.  The Yin of yesterday’s art post must be balanced by the Yang of Total Destruction or the equilibrium of this blog will never recover.  The environmental-types would definitely not approve.  I want one.

“The unmanned, remote control tank that can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and reach 80 mph while driving over piles of rubble and lesser UGVs? Well, guess what… Now it’s got a big frikkin’ gun on it.” [via BotJunkie]

Howe and Howe Technologies Inc.MS1 Video- Weaponized

Ripsaw MS1 new badass footage

More Ripsaw Videos

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