Discovering Happiness

Pamela Phelps

Phillipsport, United States

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“I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.”
~John Burroughs quote

Photographed at John Burroughs home in Roxbury, New York, USA.

Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.

In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs, who had built a cabin, “Woodchuck Lodge.” John’s nephew, John C, the son of Curtis Burroughs, ran the farm from the main house. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.Photographed in Roxbury, New York, USA

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