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Saranac Lake, New York, USA

It originated in 1819 as a lumber community and became an early rendezvous for mountain guides. The name, from the Saranoc River (which flows through the village), is of Iroquoian Indian origin, but its meaning is unknown. The village (elevation 1,600 feet [500 m]) became famous as a centre for the open-air treatment of tuberculosis after Edward L. Trudeau founded his sanitorium there in 1884. Robert Louis Stevenson was a patient of Trudeau during the winter of 1887–88, and the cottage where he wrote Master of Ballantrae is preserved. Modern facilities include medical-research laboratories such as the Trudeau Institute. Tourism is the chief source of income...

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Baker Cottage, the Home of Robt. Louis Stevenson, Saranac Lake, N.Y.
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Union R.R. Station, Saranac Lake, N.Y.
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