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.