|Title:||Along the Mohawk Trail|
|Tags:||fiction, juvenile, Scouts|
Gordon Lord and Harry Arnold, both members of the Boy Scout Beaver Patrol, miss the train when their troop heads to Lake Champlain for a summer camping experience. Gordon and Harry plan a hike to join their friends, using topographical maps and other aids. They set out and along the way have many adventures. They save some lives, win some races, take Fort Ticonderoga by surprise, build a glider, and generally have a lot of fun along with some close calls.
This was an early book from Fitzhugh. Essentially his first with the Boy Scout theme (1912). It was part of a three book series known as the “Boy Scout” Series. He would develop the Boy Scout theme in Tom Slade, Roy Blakeley, Pee-wee Harris, etc. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Fitzhugh, Percy Keese
Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1876-1950) was an American author. His first known work, The Goldenrod Story Book was published in 1906. The bulk of his work, having a Boy Scouting theme, revolves around the fictional town of Bridgeboro, New Jersey. Characters included Tom Slade, Pee-wee Harris, Roy Blakely, and Westy Martin. Fitzhugh's Scouting based books were very popular with children and adults. His characters became so real to his readers that it was not uncommon for Percy to receive fan mail addressed to the characters themselves. In the 1930's, he began writing the Hal Keen Mystery Series (10 titles) under the pseudonym Hugh Lloyd. They were followed by another mystery series - Skippy Dare - (3 titles). Neither of these series achieved the popularity of his Scout work.
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