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Adirondack Snowmobile

Photo courtesy of Cindy Thierry and the Town of Moriah Historical Society

An Early Snowmobile: In 1916 Jose Velez of Port Henry, NY invented this unique snowmobile; he is shown here giving a ride to Pauline Gregory, who later became his wife. Jose removed the front wheel from a Yale motorcycle, and attached a column from the front of the sled to a steering wheel. It worked fine on level ground, but had some difficulty on the Port Henry hills.