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Inlet

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Inlet is a town in Hamilton County, New York in the United States of America. The population was 333 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from its location on an adjacent lake.The Town of Inlet is on the western edge of the county.HistoryThe area developed to service the needs of many sportsmen after the middle of the 19th Century, and was known as the "Inlet on Fourth Lake."The Town of Inlet was formed in 1901 from the north part of the Town of Morehouse.In 1901, the community of Inlet set itself off as a village by incorporation, but has since abandoned that status.About the areaInlet has been a hub of Adirondack eco-tourism for more than a century. Inlet is surrounded by over one million acres (400,000 ha) of lands within the Adirondack Park that are easily accessible."An American Tragedy", Theodore Dreiser's award-winning novel based on the murder of Grace Brown, included a scene at Arrowhead. The murder took place in Punkey Bay on Big Moose Lake in 1906. Three days later, Chester Gillette was arrested at the Arrowhead Hotel in Inlet, the site of the present Arrowhead Park. Gillette was sentenced to die in the electric chair in Auburn, New York. The book was later made into the movie "A Place in the Sun" starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.
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