In 1968, Fran and Jay Yardley, as a young couple, moved to a remote corner of the Adirondacks to revive the long-abandoned but historic Bartlett Carry Club, with its one thousand acres and thirty-seven buildings.
The Saranac Lake-area property had been in Jay's family for generations, and his dream was to restore this summer resort to support himself and, eventually, a growing family. Fran chronicles their journey and, along the way, unearths the history of those who came before, from the 1800s to the present.
Fran Yardley is an author, actor and storyteller and her book is "Finding True North: The History of One Small Corner of The Adirondacks."
She has an event at the Northshire Bookstore tonight at 6PM in Saratoga Springs, New York.