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'Woodswoman' cabin moving to Adirondack Museum

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BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) - A 50-year-old cabin built on a remote Adirondack lake by a famed environmentalist and author is being moved to a North Country museum.

Anne LaBastille built the home in the mid-1960s on Twitchell Lake in northern Herkimer County. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports the cabin will be dismantled this fall and relocated 25 miles east to the Adirondack Museum in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake in neighboring Hamilton County.

LaBastille started living alone in the Adirondack wilderness in the 1960s and published a series of popular "Woodswoman" autobiographies about her experiences. The New Jersey native was a commissioner of New York's Adirondack Park Agency for 17 years.

She was 75 when she died in 2011 at a Plattsburgh nursing home.

The cabin will become part of a new exhibit opening in 2017.

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