Resource for Historians, Educators, Students and Visitors since 1997
How to get the most out of your visit to
Welcome to America's Historic Lakes! Whether you are a first-time visitor or a regular student of the lakes remarkable history we are glad you have decided to stop by. In the eighteen years the site has been online, this "labor of love" has experienced phenomenal growth. The Site is large, as of this writing there are over 300 individual web pages and some 3000 images "live" and sitting on our server for you to enjoy.
America's Historic Lakes is somewhat different from many other sites. Oftentimes our pages defy the standard rules of web design. We use photos extensively, and we warn users right up front that we do so. Our studies of site usage have shown us that visitors come to the site to see these photos, and are willing to wait for them to load. Please remember, all the photos on this site are privately owned and are copyrighted by the author. To take them and use them without permission is theft, plain and simple. Material published on the Internet is protected by the same laws as conventional printed works. We are more than willing to grant permission to use our material to educators, students and historical organizations, provided we are asked first. As with any other published source, we do expect to be credited for our work. To contact the authors, simply click here: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have some suggestions as to how you can get the most of your visit. Whether you are a teacher, student, tourist, re-enactor or history buff, America's Historic Lakes can help you learn about this wonderful, fascinating and historic region. Enjoy!
The home page: http://www.historiclakes.org is the entry point for most, but not all of our visitors. Listed in the top ten ranking on most of the major search engines, it is the "jumping off" point for many. It will take you either to our What's New page or to our Discover America's Historic Lakes page. We recommend you then follow the links to the Introduction to America's Historic Lakes.
After that, the sky's the limit! The Table of Contents will take you to a complete listing of all pages within AHL. Our Site Map will cover most, but not all of these pages, it is a topical listing of pertinent material, including links to web sites outside of America's Historic Lakes.
If you have a very specific goal in mind, say you want to find material on Benedict Arnold, we recommend you use our Site Search tool. This excellent search engine, powered by Google™, will give you all but the most recently uploaded instances of your term. Be sure to check "search historiclakes.org" to search our site. The site is updated regularly, it is possible that new material is not yet indexed. Be sure to check What's New if you don't find what you are looking for.
About browsers- we realize this is something that matters to many people. As long as there are options, there will be folks with a favorite browser. We think that's a very good thing. That said, some of our content will look better in one browser than another. That's just the way it is and there's really nothing we can do about it. Please, don't send us any nasty mail about this, in 5 years online we have grown a pretty thick skin. You'll be wasting your time and ours.
Finally, we'd like to remind you that America's Historic Lakes, while delivering the same sort of quality reference material as printed media, is not a revenue source in itself. Viewers do not need to pay to access the site in the same manner as one would purchase a book. If we have benefited you, whether it be in helping you plan a lesson for your students, writing a paper, or planning a vacation to this lovely region, we ask you to consider purchasing an item from our gift shop to help us cover our costs.
Thanks again. Enjoy America's Historic Lakes- The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historical Site!
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