Sep 2, 2019
Rogers Rangers, The Third Largest City in America and the
French & Indian Wars with Dr. David Starbuck
Archeologist, author and professor Dr. David Starbuck joins us
this week at Rogers Island - the setting for James Fenimore
Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. At the height of the French
& Indian Wars on America's first frontier, Fort Edward, New
York was the third largest city in the American colonies. We talk
with David and his students about:
- The rich history behind the Last of the Mohicans,
- Rogers' Rangers and the birthplace of the US Army Rangers
- Why were Fort Edward, the Hudson River, Lake George and Fort
William Henry at the forefront of global affairs in 1757?
- Did the Rangers and soldiers hunt for wild game and fish?
- How did the French & Indian Wars shape America's path?
- Why is Rogers Island relevant today?
- Archeology as a path toward storytelling and conservation
- SUNY Adirondack's Summer Archeology Field Program;
- Interviews with students and more
To read 'We are finally back': Archaeology program makes
18th century finds on Rogers Island in the August 1, 2019
Post Star, click
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