Detail of the area around Glens Falls, NY, near Cooper’s Cave.
Taken near Cooper’s Cave, Glens Falls, NY
Cooper's Cave is the site of the fictional hiding place made famous in James Fenimore Cooper's novel, "The Last of the Mohicans", and is located under the bridge which connects the Village of South Glens Falls and the City of Glens Falls.
The most popular of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, "The Last of the Mohicans" takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War and recounts the story of an unarmed massacre, the kidnapping of two sisters, and their rescue by Hawk-eye and his two Mohican friends Uncas and Chingachook. The novel was quite popular when published (1826) and is still a staple in most American Literature courses.
March 3rd, 2018
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