Happy Father’s Day weekend and happy start of summer. In recognition of both, I’ve pulled a few related stories from the Almanack archive to share:
Frog Jumping Contest: Even though this year’s event is sadly canceled due to COVID-19, Diane Chase wrote about this fun annual “Frog Jumping Contest” typically held on Father’s Day. This popular Old Forge tradition is approaching its 50th anniversary. From 2018: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2018/06/forty-six-years-of-frog-jumping-fathers-days.html.
First fish: Fishing is typically a time-honored father/son pastime and Ed Zahniser wrote this remembrance in 2019 about fond memories catching his first trout: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2019/02/my-first-trout-and-the-rainmakers.html
Patriarch to the census: And because it’s census time, here’s a story from 2014 by Lawrence Gooley about William Merriam, the “father of the modern census,” who served during a time the questionnaire was a whopping 300+ questions: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/05/william-merriam-father-of-the-modern-census.html