More on Clarence Petty

Clarence Petty. Courtesy of Adirondack Council.
Clarence Petty. Courtesy of Adirondack Council.

The next issue of the Adirondack Explorer will feature a tribute to Clarence Petty, who died last week at 104. Dick Beamish, the Explorer founder, wrote a long article summarizing Clarence’s eventful life. Dick had known Clarence since the early 1970s, when both worked at the Adirondack Park Agency. Our tribute also will include a selection from the popular “Questions for Clarence” column.

Meantime, you can learn more about Clarence’s life online:

Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a well-written obituary by Dennis Hevesi.

Brian Mann aired a lengthy story today on North Country Public Radio, with lots of audio clips from interviews with Clarence.

Mike Lynch published a detailed article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise over the weekend, focusing on Clarence’s groundbreaking wilderness and rivers studies.

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

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