The Cry of the Loon is a Historical Character Mystery that is part of Samantha's books.


From the Central Series


Chapter By Chapter Summary

Chapter One: A Bad Omen

Chapter Two: A Terrible Possibility

Chapter Three: Enough of Boys

Chapter Four: Another Accident

Chapter Five: Suspicion Without Proof

Chapter Six: The Stranger on the Mountain

Chapter Seven: Someone is Crying

Chapter Eight: A Near Disaster

Chapter Nine: Unexpected Help

Chapter Ten: The Lean-To Camp

Chapter Eleven: Special Time with Grandmary

Chapter Twelve: Grandmary's Birthday Party

Chapter Thirteen: A Light in the Woods

Chapter Fourteen: A Drowning Rat

Looking Back

Discusses the Adirondacks in the turn of the century. Topics discussed:

  • Early vacationers to the Adirondacks, such as artists, writers, and wealthy tourists
  • The rising popularity of the Adirondacks as a vacation spot in the 1870s
  • How wealthy families bought tracts of land to build their own camps and lodging
  • Amenities private camps and lodging might have featured, such as dance floors and Japanese-inspired rooms
  • William West Durant, a private land developer who catered to some of the wealthiest families in America such as the Morgans and the Vanderbilts
  • The consequences and concerns of human activity and impact on the Adirondacks, leading to the formation of the Adirondack Park and Forest Preserve in 1892
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