|TOWN OF WEBB HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION|
|P. O. Box 513, Old Forge, NY 13420 ~ Phone/Fax: 315 369-3838|
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youngest town in the county was named for Dr. William Seward Webb builder of
the Mohawk and Malone Railroad through the region in 1892. The impact of the
railroad upon the region was immediate. Thousands of people poured into the
mountains to enjoy recreational and health-generating opportunities. Steamboats
and Guideboats brought them to new hotels and guest houses along the lakes.
Logging camps and mills provided plenty of work but claimed a fair share of the
surrounding forests. Two decades of prosperity followed along with a great
building boom. The jubilant citizens of the new township were unaware of the
perils looming ahead in the new century - of catastrophic forest fires, the
decimation of forest lands and wildlife, spiraling land prices, unpredictable
cycles of development, two major world wars and other global conflicts, the
changes in the transportation systems, the impact of technology, acid rain, and
the powerful political forces that operate within the Adirondack Park and State
of New York.
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Last Updated: March 6, 2015