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[Bookplate by F.A.C.]
[Bookplate by F.A.C.]
Title[Bookplate by F.A.C.]
CreatorC., F. A.
Date Created[between 1874 and 1940]
Sort Date1940
DescriptionThe bookplate depicts a lakeside scene in which a hotel is set among trees at the edge of the water. Prominent hills also give a sense of the surrounding landscape. This picturesque scene is framed by a border of trees. Amongst the leaves at the top of image is a scroll that reads 'Ex-Libris.' At the bottom of the image, an open book displays the words 'Rogers Rock.'.
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 7.4 x 12.1 cm
SubjectLandscape drawings
Subject - GeographicUnited States
TypeStill Image
NotesLocated at the northern end of Lake George in New York State, the Rogers Rock Hotel was built in 1874 by two brothers, John Quincy Adams Treadway and William Denton Treadway. This first-class hotel was designed by architect Oscar Burnham Hinckly, and the 'L' shaped, three story building contained approximately 50 rooms. The hotel's name was derived from a cliff located on the south border of the hotel's property. This local landmark had been much mythologized for its role in the Battle of the Snowshoes during the Seven Years War. On March 13, 1758, Major Robert Rogers and his rangers engaged with combined French, Canadian, and First Nations forces. Outnumbered and taken by surprise, Roger's rangers suffered a crushing defeat. According to legend, Rogers barely escaped with his life by sliding down the near vertical rock face and crossing frozen Lake George. Some versions of the tale maintain that Rogers even walked backwards across the lake in his snowshoes in order to confuse his pursuers. Rogers Rock Hotel was eventually sold to David Williams and was in turn owned by a group of regular summer residents who got together to form the 'Rogers Rock Club.' During this latter period of operation, most club members built cottages on the hotel grounds while the hotel still took in regular guests. In 1940, the hotel closed, and it was finally torn down in 1948 to make way for private homes. One notable resident of the Rogers Rock Hotel was American novelist Sloan Wilson, who grew up spending summers there and later wrote a short story entitled 'Lollapalooza and the Rogers Rock Hotel.'
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Access IdentifierBP MUR USA I R644
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_USA_I_R644
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR USA I R644
Date Available2011
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
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