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!!
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.
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