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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 48, August 26, 1856

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Identifier: DX03513860

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 48, August 26, 1856

Description: Describes Mr. Falk's tales of B.G. Stone.


1 in front of a cascade near to the Dog Hole. Subsequently, when the girls had left, I had a bathe in the last mentioned place, but found the water ice-cold. Returned to Palenville by 5, to a chicken dinner, and old Falk.

He knows [B.G.] Stone well, [word crossed out] as also little [N.G.] Shepherd, who boarded at this tavern for some time. Of the Picturesque One he told many stories, not altogether to his credit. Stone [word crossed out] got the keeper of the store here to endorse a note for $100, and the man had to pay the money. This is noised about everywhere, and 'tis said the girl he's been wooing at Catskill meditates rejecting him on this account. Moreover Falk spake of an affair, a year or so ago, at Bracketts, further up the Clove, in which Stone [word crossed out] appears as over intimate with a girl, with a result which she "got rid of." This "Stun" as old Falk calls him is in evil odor among Catskillers and Palenvillans.

27. Wednesday. Ascended the North Mountain with all our company. It lies in front of Falks tavern, and he tells how a swift footed artist once undertook to scale it in fifteen f minutes — and succeeded. This, seeing that it must be over 500 feet in heighth, covered with trees and undergrowth, and in some places perpendicular as a wall, I esteem something of a feat. We found it more congenial to make the ascent by means of circuitous mountain paths, and

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-08-26

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Nature
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)


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