The following titles provides a wealth of local history information. Some of these are free online books, some require a JCC staff or student login, and those with a call number listed are in our book collections. Some titles in the print collection are too rare and/or in poor condition and are not loaned.
Petersen, Keitha Kellogg. Drummed Out: A History of Sterlingville and Environs This well-illustrated book primarily provides the history of the Jefferson County village of Sterlingville, a small community that ceased to exist upon the government's expansion of Pine Camp (now Fort Drum), just prior to the United States' entry into World War II.
Northern New York
New York State
The Adirondack Region
(First published in 1849, Call number: Arch. Ref. F127 .A2 H6) Perhaps the best example of early Adirondack writing, this work provides the author's accounts of his travels throughout the Adirondacks. Note: The link above provides the text of an expanded edition published in 1869.
(Published in 1839)
(Published in 1869, Call number: Arch. F127 .A2 M9 1970) This bestseller inspired many readers to explore the Adirondacks.