Days gone by saw a thriving intersection here as these two towns and two major rivers, the Hudson and Schroon, came together to transport manufactured goods to Metro NY cities.  The railway spurred off at Thurman Station, crossed the Hudson and traveled two miles into the historic garment district.  These communities continue to work, educate and support each other.  They are home to small logging, maple and cottage industry businesses, health services, historic B&B lodging properties, roadside diners, and Oscar’s Smokehouse.