Descriptions of early agriculture, country fairs, guides, and even pioneer medicine make the reader nostalgic over that seemingly less complicated era. The wide selection of Adirondack remembrances is complimented by an amazing collection of period photos.
Mr. DeSormo was a prolific writer, and published 75 articles in 10 of the nation's most prestigious publications. In addition, he wrote 20 Orientation Articles for the Adirondack Museum and has also logged 385 TV radio and slide show programs, plus participated in numerous autograph parties across the United States.
He was the author/editor of several books on the Adirondack area — "Told Around The Camp Fire," "Noah John Rondeau, Adirondack Hermit," "Old Times in The Adirondacks," "Seneca Ray Stoddard," "Heydays of the Adirondacks," "John Bird Burnham," "Summers on the Saranacs," "Joe Call, the Lewis Giant" and "The Murray Rush."
He served as the historian for the town of Harrietstown, and was past president of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. He was also active in the Adirondack Mountain Club; the Adirondack 46ers and the Wilderness Society.