Orson Schofield Phelps...

Orson Schofield Phelps (1817-1905) a.k.a. Old Mountain Phelps. The basket he has on is a tradtional back- pack of the area and is still in use by hard "core types" of the area.

Picture thanks to the The Adirondack Museum


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Holsti97 - Feb 13, 2006 5:07 pm - Hasn't voted


Can I pick up one of those backpacks at REI or Campmor?


JScoles - Feb 15, 2006 8:07 pm - Hasn't voted

got the $

As a mater of fact you can still buy them. Some locals still make them they are more for sitting on a wall and looking at though. As they are very pricey.

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