a historical program with author
A hundred years have passed since thirty-year old Noah John Rondeau abandoned his trade as a barber in Lake Placid for a life in the wilds of the High Peaks of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Weary of "Civilization" and "Authority's" regulations, Rondeau chose to live an isolated hermit's life in the Cold River country. Rondeau gained national fame in the late 1940's and early '50's as sportsmen shows became great events across America. In 1963, thanks to the generosity of a life-long close friend, Noah was given Singing Pines, a hardscrabble converted chick coop, to live out his days in the outskirts of the village of Wilmington, NY. There he gardened, tended fruit trees, chopped wood, fed the birds, gathered with friends and lived much like he did back at Cold River, only closer to civilization.
This hour-long program includes music by Dan Berggren and Peter Longshore with actual voice recordings of Noah John reminiscing about his life in the wilds.
Author Visit -- Speaking Honorarium
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