Alfred Billings Street

Alfred Billings Street

About Alfred Billings Street

Alfred Billings Street (December 18, 1811 – June 2, 1881) was an American poet and author. In 1843-1844 he edited the publication Northern Light. Some of his most popular works included “The Burning of Schenectady” (1842), an account of the infamous 1690 massacre and the monumental historical epic, “Frontenac, or the Atotarho of the Iroquois, a Metrical Romance” (1849), which contained some seven thousand lines. He published Drawings and Tintings (1844), Fugitive Poems (1846), sixteen poems he contributed to John A. Howe’s Forest Pictures in the Adirondacks (1864), and a two-volume collection of his works in 1866. He also published two memoirs, Woods and Waters (1860) and The Indian Pass (1869) both were effusive accounts of expeditions into the Adirondacks in Essex County, New York and near Saranac and Raquette Lakes.
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