The following was written by Christy Wilt, the director of tourism and economic development for Hamilton County. Christy has lived in the Adirondacks for over 20 years and has been an avid golfer for most of her life.
On June 25, 2011, Dr. Roland M. Brown, Jr. donated his father's Congressional Gold Medal to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. His father was awarded the medal of honor for his service during WWII. But, this family's ties to the Adirondack Park didn't just start with a medal dedication, it actually started with a legendary African-American golfer in the 1900's.