Our family knew & adored "Eph" Palmer as well as his wonderful wife, Dr. Katherine Van Winkle Palmer, the director of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) for many yrs..
The Palmers lived on the corner of Oak Hill Rd. sorta' kitty-corner across Triphammer from the area now known as Palmer's Woods. While I don't know if they at one time owned that plot, it's possible. (A note about their brick house .... it was/is a Sears Roebuck house!!!) Geoffrey Nulle, who wrote to Linda Orkin, might well know if Palmers owned land across Triphammer since he was living in Ith. 10 yrs. before we arrived, when that area was far more wooded than it is now. Eph was a botanist, naturalist, birder ...... into all things nature & his Cornell Rural School Bulletins are still cherished by many. We will part with ours only when we die!!! Same with his Fieldbook of Natural History. He was a person you wish you had met long before you actually did. Thanks, Carol, for mentioning E. Lawrence Palmer. You beat me to it!! Fritzie Carol Schmitt wrote about Palmer's Woods - Prof. Lawrence Palmer Dr. E. Lawrence Palmer was a professor of "nature study" at Cornell, a number of decades ago. One of our famous local people, actually, with a long tenure and many professional books and articles to his name. Carol Schmitt -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --