North Hudson, New York: Mountain Man StatueHe once stood outside of a Western-themed attraction named Frontier Town. Now he stands outside a Western-themed trading post on the other side of the road.
Gokeys Trading Post
- 2828 US Hwy 9, North Hudson, NY
- Gokeys Trading Post. I-87 exit 29, drive east, then turn left onto US 9. On the right side.
- May 2012: reported missing (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Mountain Man Statue
This may have been taken down - we drove by the trading post and didn't see a mountain man or bear.[Heather, 05/28/2012]
"Daniel Boone" Type Mountain Man and Bear stand at Gokeys Trading Post. This used to be in an old Lake George area/North Hudson attraction called Frontier Town. These two fiberglass figures are now right down the road from where the "closed" Frontier Town still stands. Gokeys has a western town appearance and is a neat little store, auction house, and more.[Paul F. LaPuma, 04/26/2007]
I was at the contents auction at Frontier Town. The Davy Crockett statue was purchased by Gorky's Trading Post, which was also running the auction, and may now be seen there, across the road from the abandoned Frontier Town. I run a website dedicated to keeping the memory of Frontier Town alive - it may be accessed at http://www.frontiertown.net.[Steve Gross, 02/22/2006]
Frontier Town, a 1950s era wild west them park in upper New York State, is in its final death throes. Closed since 1998 due to failing finances and weak attendance, the property was seized in August 2004 by the county for past-due property taxes to the tune of more than $300k.... [10/09/2004] Complete News Story
Although Frontier Town has been abandoned, this lone Davey Crockett stands proud over the empty parking lot. Route 9 along the eastern edge of the Adirondacks was once a tourist highway with many roadside attractions.
Across the way from this statue is a quirky old west town - petting zoo - auction house that is still in operation and busy in the summer.[Kerry Davis, 03/10/2002]
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