The Hedges Dedicated Historic Marker on August 1
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During the 2021 season the Centennial milestone is being celebrated in-person and online. The historic marker on Hedges Road was dedicated on Sunday, August 1 at a gathering of 80 individuals representing the four owners, current guests, and leaders of local, regional and state organizations and government.
NYS Assembly Member Robert Smullen sent greetings: “I am honored to help The Hedges celebrate its history. This beautiful landmark has been a bright spot for Blue Mountain Lake for more than a century. I wish The Hedges continued success for many more years to come.”
Greetings were read from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation that helps communities celebrate their history by providing grants to fund signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,300 signs across the United States. https://www.wgpfoundation.org/historic-markers/the-hedges/
Representing the current owners (The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake LLC) Stephen Blum pointed out: “We all owe huge thanks not only to the three families who owned and ran this precious place for so many years, but also to the more than 60 families who stepped up in 2018 to buy and preserve The Hedges for the public to visit and enjoy — hopefully for yet another century!”
Bradley Grainger also spoke on behalf of the current owners: “We appreciate the Pomeroy Foundation joining us in celebrating 100 years of continuous operations. Through the Depression and several recessions, wars and even a pandemic, The Hedges has welcomed guests to the Central Adirondacks to enjoy the outdoors and our hospitality.”
“Today’s dedication is as much about looking forward as looking back. We celebrate the original owner, Civil War veteran Hiram Duryea; the stewards of The Hedges over the last 100 years; and past, current, and future generations of guests who hold The Hedges deep in their hearts,” expressed Mike Salvatore who served as master of ceremonies.