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The Lake George in the Adirondacks has a rich historical and cultural heritage. Its Native American culture goes back thousands of years. And here, at historical sites and museums, you can revisit turning points in our nation’s history.

Enjoy fishing from your dock, kayaking in the peaceful waters and fantastic sunrise over Mt Defiance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name "Ticonderoga" is one of the most significant and familiar in American History. The Iroquois word, meaning "the land between the waters," describes the historic portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George used by Native Americans for 10,000 years.     

 

Here France and Britain fought the empire in the French and Indian War, and America and Britain struggled during the Revolution. Over fifty plaques throughout the Town of Ticonderoga mark historic sites and remember legendary heroes, including St. Issac Joques, British Lord Howe, Robert Rogers of the Rangers, French General Montcalm, American General Henry Knox, and the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont.            

Ticonderoga also has a significant history in the Paper making Industry. International Paper's Ticonderoga mill traces its origins to 1882 and the banks of the LaChute River in the village of Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga mill is one of the few mills in the industry that includes the entire papermaking process - from eight-foot logs at one end to reams of copying paper at the other. On a typical day the Ticonderoga mill produces 850 tons of fine white paper. Ticonderoga is also the home of the former “Dixon Crucible Company” that produced the original "Ticonderoga Pencil," which remains famous to this day.

                                                       

 

                                                                                     

                                                

   

Ticonderoga Chambers of Commerce

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