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Indian Lake, New York

Last Updated Jun-2009

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Hunting In The North Woods

... Elijah Camp, the noted Indian guide, while out on a long tramp a few weeks ago, discovered three large ponds within four miles of his shanty at Moose Lake that had probably never been visited by white men; in all his journeying thro' the wilderness in that region he had never before caught a glimpse of them nor to his knowledge had any other guide or trapper seen them. Camp was surprised at the number and docility of the deer he found around each pond, which he says, exceeded anything that he had previously noted in all his experience in the North Woods. Though hardly prepared for a longer stay away from home, he camped out two days on the shores of the larger pond, built a hemlock shanty and thoroughly explored the entire region around the three bodies of water. The deer, undisturbed, had evidently made it their headquarters, for the numerous runways leading to the pond were so trodden as to resemble the well beaten paths made by men. Camp is of the opinion that this locality is a general place of rendezvous for deer within a radius of forty miles, and he has "blazed" a good path from his house on Moose Lake to the first pond, besides placing on the latter a light boat to be used for night hunting.

Source: Boonville [NY] Herald, 28 Oct, 1880
Contributed by: Bill Zullo, Indian Lake historian
& David Benedict

Ne-Do-Ba Comment - - - Elijah Camp/Kemp was born between 1836 and 1841 probably at Troy NY. He was the son of John Camp and Maria Benedict and grandson of Sabael Benedict. Elijah married Elizabeth Kennedy (1846 Oneida NY to 1936 Indian Lake NY).

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