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A Catskill Woodsman: Mike Todd's Story
As told by Norman Studer
122 pages, illustrated, 5.5 x 8.5, index, 1988, third printing
$12.50 paperback--A Purple Mountain Press reprint
Mike Todd (1877-1960) was a bear hunter, a fire observer, a water witch, a raftsman, a quarryman, a musician, a poacher, but most of all, he was a storyteller, the central Catskills most famous.

Dutch Schultz and His Lost Catskills' Treasure
John Conway
40 pages, illustrated, 5.5 x 8.5, 2000
6.50 booklet--A Purple Mountain Press original
One of America's most enduring lost treasure legends is that of Dutch Schultz, who many think secreted a vast fortune in or near the Central Catskills' hamlet of Phoenicia.

Sullivan County Tales and Sketches
Stephen Crane, edited with an introduction by R. W. Stallman
and a preface by John Conway
151 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 1995 reprint
15.00 paperback--A Purple Mountain Press classic
Crane's earliest published pieces, all about Sullivan County, reveal the beginnings of his development of a writer and themes that would be developed later in his famous novels.

Alf Evers, Robert Titus, and Tim Weidner co-published with the New York State Folklore Society
"Scores of new mines have been opened in the last six years, and many old ones have been reactivated. Bluestone, which had shrunk to little more than memories-is now a $100 million-a-year industry, located mostly in economically depressed Delaware and Broome Counties in the Catskills." --The New York Times, May 13, 2008. Alf Evers tells of "Bluestone Lore and Bluestone Men." Robert Titus' chapter is on Bluestone Geology and Time Weidner writes about existing quarries.

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